Timothy Haynes

Timothy Haynes


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Timothy Haynes is a partner in Walkers' Global Insolvency and Dispute Resolution Group and has been with the firm since March 2009. He is based in Hong Kong and specialises in Cayman Islands and BVI commercial litigation and all forms of dispute resolution, and in insolvency and corporate restructuring matters.

Tim has over 20 years' experience representing a wide range of clients in all aspects of commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, particularly in relation to contentious insolvency matters and shareholder and other disputes arising out of distressed corporate and investment vehicles. In addition to his extensive litigation experience in the Cayman Islands and BVI Courts, he is a qualified Chartered Arbitrator and has appeared as an advocate in numerous arbitrations and mediations.

Before moving to Hong Kong in 2012, Tim was a senior counsel in the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring Group of Walkers' Cayman Islands' office, where he successfully represented clients in a broad range of cases before the Grand Court and Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Walkers, he was as a solicitor in England and Wales and worked for three years in a top tier City law firm in London before moving to Hong Kong in 1997. He practiced as a solicitor in Baker & McKenzie's Dispute Resolution Group in Hong Kong from 1997 to 2003, when he was called to the Hong Kong Bar.

Admitted In:
British Virgin Islands 
Cayman Islands
Hong Kong - Barrister-at-law (not practising)
Hong Kong - Solicitor (not practising)
England and Wales - Solicitor (not practising)

Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb
CPE Graduate Conversion
Law Society Finals
BA Joint Hons (Lon)

2020 Chambers Asica Pacific - 'Timothy Haynes heads the firm's restructuring team and is heralded by interviewees as "a good operator who is active in the market." He has a focus on commercial litigation and insolvency matters under Cayman Islands law.'

2020 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - 'The "knowledgeable and practical" Timothy Haynes is, according to one client, "undoubtedly the best offshore dispute resolution partner in Hong Kong" and provides "very measured and strategic advice" on contentious insolvency matters, as well as broader commercial disputes.

2019 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - 'The "responsive and commercially-minded" Timothy Haynes leads the office's insolvency and litigation team and, as well as having an excellent reputation for contentious insolvency matters, is noted for his "strong track record in relation to complex shareholder cases".'

2019 Chambers Asia Pacific - Offshore: Dispute Resolution - ''Timothy Haynes garners praise from clients for his "excellent grasp of legal strategy" and experience in mandates relating to both Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands.' 

2018 Chambers Global - Offshore: Dispute Resolution - A Notable Practitioner - "[A] very good practitioner."

2017 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - "Hardworking and high-level performer" and a "first-rate litigator".'

2016 Legal 500 Asia Pacific - '​Timothy Haynes is "at the top of his game both commercially and technically".'