Benjamin McCosker

Benjamin McCosker

Senior Associate

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Benjamin McCosker is a senior associate and member of the Insolvency and Dispute Resolution practice in Walkers' Bermuda office.

Benjamin has extensive experience in relation to both contentious and non-contentious insolvency-related matters, having acted for secured and subordinated lenders, noteholders and trustees, distressed funds, insolvency practitioners and various other stakeholders. He has also provided advice in connection with a broad range of financial and operational restructurings and privatisations (of both private and listed companies), including acting for target companies and buyer groups, as well as shareholders dissenting under the statutory framework provided in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands.

Benjamin's industry experience, principally focused on companies with their operations in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China, covers banking and financial services, healthcare, technology, energy (with a particular focus on renewables), retail, property and transportation.

 

Benjamin spent five years working in the Banking, Restructuring and Insolvency team of Henry Davis York (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Sydney, during which time he advised financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and secured lenders and creditors on a number of high-profile litigious matters, including many with cross-border elements. From 2014 to 2016, Benjamin worked as an associate at a specialist insolvency litigation practice in Hong Kong, principally focused on the conduct of a claim against the directors of a Guernsey-incorporated, Amsterdam-listed $22 billion mortgage fund in the Royal Court of Guernsey, believed to be the single largest trial conducted in the Commonwealth during 2016.

Benjamin joined Walkers in Hong Kong in 2016, where he advised on a broad range of disputes involving companies listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, SEHK and SGX and incorporated variously in Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands, before joining Taylors in Bermuda in February 2018.

Admitted In:
Bermuda Registered Associate
New South Wales, Australia (Supreme Court, Federal Court and High Court) (not practising)

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland
Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination, 2016 (eligible for admission in Hong Kong)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law

2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution

2019 - Chambers and Partners - Author of Chambers and Partners Insolvency Guide, Bermuda

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