Neil Lupton

Neil Lupton


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Neil Lupton is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office and is a partner in the Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group.

He 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; he also has broad experience in general contentious matters.

Neil is one of only 22 lawyers globally (and the only offshore lawyer) to achieve the exclusive Who's Who Legal 'Global Elite' ranking for Restructuring and Insolvency. Neil is "probably the most senior and influential figure in the jurisdiction" says the report.

Neil qualified at Walker Morris LLP in the UK in 1999 and joined Walkers in 2003. He became a partner in 2006.

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

Law Degree, Newcastle University, England, UK

2021 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution

2020 Who's Who Legal - Global Elite - Restructuring & Insolvency

2020 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Restructuring & Insolvency

2020 Who's Who Legal - Thought Leader - Restructuring & Insolvency

2020 Who's Who Legal - Global Leader - Asset Recovery

2020 Chambers and Partners - Band One Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - Of the 40 Cayman Islands ranked lawyers in Chambers, Neil is one of only three 'Band One' lawyers (along with fellow Walkers partner Colette Wilkins). "He is one of the most, if not the most, experienced senior litigator in Cayman," said a market insider, adding: "He's very good strategically."

Other Chambers and Partners testimonials:

  • '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 Lupton is considered to be a top insolvency litigator and is described by clients as "very practical, easy to work with and good technically".'
  • '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".'
  • '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".
2020 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - 'Neil Lupton is "very commercial and practical as well as being good at stakeholder management". Another source says he: "brings gravitas and a cool head to any situation".

Neil is is a member of the International Insolvency Institute, INSOL, R3, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and is a member of the Editorial Board of International Corporate Rescue.