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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 IslandsCayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:Law Degree, Newcastle University, England, UK
2022 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Restructuring & Insolvency - "Neil Luptonis “a fantastic lawyer” according to impressed sources who consider him a go-to adviser for complex insolvency proceedings and restructurings."
2022 Chambers Global - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - "His depth of experience is evident on the matters we have dealt with him on. He is very much someone who is highly respected and at the pinnacle of the profession here in the Cayman Islands."
2022 Legal 500 - Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution - ‘Neil Lupton provides excellent leadership and is client-focused; he is commercial and pragmatic in his approach, with deep experience.' and 'Neil Lupton is very experienced and well established internationally, which helps on big ticket matters.’
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Asset Recovery
2021 Chambers and Partners - Notable Practitioner - Dispute Resolution - Neil Lupton is "well established in the jurisdiction," enjoying a stellar reputation for restructuring and insolvency mandates. Sources declare him "a fantastic lawyer" who is "incredibly knowledgeable."
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Restructuring & Insolvency - Neil Lupton is “a clever practitioner" who “is well liked by clients and peers” and is sought after for his impressive cross-border restructuring experience.
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 - Notable 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:
Neil 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.
'Neil Lupton is very experienced and well established internationally, which helps on big ticket matters.'
'Sources declare him "a fantastic lawyer" who is "incredibly knowledgeable."'
"[He] brings gravitas and a cool head to any situation."
"A clever practitioner" who “is well liked by clients and peers” and is sought after for his impressive cross-border restructuring experience."