Niall Hanna

Niall Hanna

Senior Counsel

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Niall Hanna is a member of the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group, he is a commercial litigator specialising in complex cross-border insolvency, corporate restructuring and recovery, shareholder disputes, and a wide of distressed funds work. His advisory clients include management, directors, stakeholders, creditors, debtors, private equity and hedge fund vehicles, as well as insolvency practitioners and other professional service providers. Niall also advises on corporate wind downs in consensual and contentious situations.

Niall frequently appears before the Grand Court's Financial Services Division, and represents clients in the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal.

Examples of corporate insolvency work:

  • Caledonian Bank Limited (in Official Liquidation)– acting for joint controllers and joint official liquidators of the company
  • Caledonian Global Financial Services Inc. (in Official Liquidation)– acting for joint official liquidators of the company
  • Caledonian Securities Limited (in Official Liquidation)– acting for joint controllers and joint official liquidators of the company
  • Horizonte Opportunities Fund SPC - acting for the petitioning creditor in proceedings that resulted in the appointment of joint receivers over a segregated portfolio of the SPC
  • HQP Corporation Limited (in Official Liquidation) – acting for joint provisional liquidators and joint official liquidators of the company
  • IIG Global Trade Finance Fund Ltd (in Official Liquidation) – acting for the joint official liquidators of the company
  • IIG Structured Trade Finance Fund Ltd (in Official Liquidation– acting for the petitioning shareholder in proceedings that resulted in the appointment of joint official liquidators over company and subsequently acting for the joint official liquidators
  • Madison Niche Funds - acting for joint voluntary liquidators and joint official liquidators of the company
  • Old Park Capital Maestro Fund Ltd. (in Official Liquidation) - acting for joint official liquidators of the company
  • OneTradeX Ltd. (in Provisional Liquidation)– acting for joint provisional liquidators of the company
  • Panamerican Re, Ltd. SPC (in Official Liquidation) - acting for the petitioning creditor in proceedings that resulted in the appointment of joint official liquidators and acting for the joint official liquidators
  • Parmalat Capital Finance / Food & Dairy Holdings - acting for joint official liquidators of the companies
  • Re BAF Latam Credit Fund (in Official Liquidation) – acting for the petitioning shareholders in 'just and equitable' winding up proceedings
  • Re Charm Communications - acting for the company in s.238 appraisal proceedings
  • Re Eurasia Drilling Company Ltd - acting for the company in s.238 appraisal proceedings
  • Re Integra Group - acting for the company in s.238 appraisal proceedings
  • Re Trina Solar Ltd – acting for the dissenting shareholders in s.238 appraisal proceedings
  • Re Primus Investments Fund / Mayer Investments Fund – acting for a syndicate of lenders in winding up proceedings brought against two Cayman Islands SPVs
  • Saad Investments Company Limited (in Official Liquidation) – acting for the joint official liquidators of the company
  • Simplon Capital SPC Ltd - acting for the petitioning creditor in proceedings that resulted in the appointment of joint receivers over certain segregated portfolios of the SPC, and subsequently acting for the joint receivers
  • Singularis Holdings Limited (in Official Liquidation)– acting for the joint official liquidators of the company

Prior to joining Walkers, Niall worked in the Restructuring department of Eversheds in London.

Admitted In:
Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:
BA (Hons), Business and Spanish, The University of Manchester, UK
Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP Manchester, UK
Legal Practice Course, BPP Manchester, UK

2022 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution - 'very competent, practical and responsive.’

2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution - 'Niall has a fantastic ability to cut through the noise and distraction in complex and contentious matters and provides accurate and sensible advice under pressure. He is strategic and commercial and will be a leading name in Cayman in the years to come.’

2020 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution - "Senior counsel Niall Hanna is an up-and-coming star in the Cayman litigation and insolvency space - he is a lawyer clients want in their corner"

​Niall is a member of INSOL, Law Society of England & Wales; Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.

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