John O'Driscoll

John O'Driscoll


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Practice Areas

John heads up the Insolvency and Dispute Resolution (IDR) team at Walkers in London and works closely with his colleagues in Cayman and the British Virgin Islands offices. John specialises in contentious and non-contentious insolvency work and international disputes.

John advises on all forms of formal appointments of insolvency officeholders in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islandsand advises creditors, debtors, private equity and hedge funds and other stakeholders. He has worked on aspects of large international restructurings including MF Global, Lehman Brothers and Nortel. John has significant experience in crossborder litigation matters having worked on a number of multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Prior to his move to London to launch the London IDR team, John also worked in the firm's Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands offices.

John has recently been described by Legal 500 as an 'up-and-coming star in the making.'

Prior to joining Walkers, John spent six years at a leading law firm in Dublin followed by five years at top US firms  in London.

Admitted In:
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)
New York (not practising)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Trinity College Dublin
Diploma in Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring (Law Society of Ireland)

2018 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer

2017 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer

"a trusted and responsive adviser, who is extremely user-friendly and proactive on any matter he advises on"

2016 Legal 500 - (Offshore) Recommended Lawyer

"always responsive and available to help"

​2015 Legal 500 - Insolvency specialist and 'up-and-coming star in the making', senior counsel John O'Driscoll joined the London office in 2014.

​John is a member of INSOL, R3, the Law Society of England & Wales, the Law Society of Ireland and the New York Bar Association.