Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Neil Lupton is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office and is a partner in the Global Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group. Neil specialises in complex cross border restructurings, contentious and non-contentious insolvencies and distressed situations, advising existing stakeholders and creditors, debtors, private equity and hedge funds, insolvency practitioners and other advisors. Neil also has broad experience in general contentious matters.
Neil qualified as an English solicitor in 1999 and moved to Walkers in the Cayman Islands in 2003. Neil was promoted to partner in 2006.
Admitted In:British Virgin IslandsCayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Law Degree, Newcastle University, England
2020 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution
2019 Chambers Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Dispute Resolution) - "Neil Lupton is considered to be a top insolvency litigator and is described by clients as "very practical, easy to work with and good technically."
2019 Who's Who Legal - Restructuring & Insolvency: Analysis - Global Thought Leader - 'Neil is "probably the most senior and influential figure in the jurisdiction" of restructuring.'
2019 Legal 500 - Leading Individuals - Dispute Resolution - "Neil Lupton is 'very commercial and practical as well as being good at stakeholder management'"
2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "Sources praise him as "a top-level lawyer." A peer noted: "His forte is restructuring and he is very good at it. I have always rated him highly over the years." Another source added: "Commercially, he is incredibly switched-on."
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution - "Neil Lupton, ‘brings gravitas and a cool head to any situation’."
2017 Who's Who Legal, Leading Individual: Asset Recovery
2017 Who's Who Legal, Leading Individual: Restructuring & Insolvency
2017 Chambers Global Guide - (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner.
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution
2016 Who's Who Legal, Leading Individual: Restructuring & Insolvency
2016 Who's Who Legal, Leading Individual: Asset Recovery 2016 - Chambers Global Guide – (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. "A respected specialist in insolvency and corporate recovery, Lupton is described by clients as 'incredibly commercial,' and an adviser who 'inspires confidence' in challenging circumstances."2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution 2015 International Who's Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers 2015 - Chambers Global Guide – (Dispute Resolution) A Notable Practitioner. 'Insolvency and restructuring expert Neil Lupton is "an excellent lawyer who inspires confidence when you are looking for direction and assistance - we have trust in him," one client enthused. Others also note his "very commercial application of the law and engaging style."'
Neil is the only lawyer in private practice in the Caribbean who has been admitted into the International Insolvency Institute.
Neil is a member of INSOL, R3, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Cayman Islands Law Society. Neil is also a member of the Editorial Board – International Corporate Rescue
"very commercial application of the law and engaging style."'
"noted for his ability to grasp the crux of the issue and achieve a good solution."
"A respected specialist in insolvency and corporate recovery, Lupton is described by clients as 'incredibly commercial,' and an adviser who 'inspires confidence' in challenging circumstances."