Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. 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, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
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.
Fiona MacAdam is a partner in the firm's Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group and is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office.She has extensive experience of advising debtors, creditors and insolvency practitioners on a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters, with a particular focus on cross-border restructuring transactions and specialises in advising on both creditor and shareholder schemes of arrangement and formal insolvency procedures in the Cayman Islands.Fiona has been involved in many of the leading and high-profile multi-jurisdictional restructuring cases in the offshore market over the last decade including, amongst others, the successful cross-border restructurings of MIE Holdings Corporation, Hilong Holding Limited, McDermott International (which won Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2021 IFLR America Awards), Global Indemnity Group, Mongolian Mining Corporation (which won Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2018 IFLR Asia Awards), CHC Helicopters Group and the Ocean Rig Group (which remains the largest ever restructuring by value in the Cayman Islands (c. US$4bn)).Fiona frequently appears before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands on debt restructurings as well as corporate restructurings, reorganisations, acquisitions and privatisations of Hong Kong listed entities implemented by way of Cayman Islands schemes of arrangement. Amongst other current mandates, Fiona is advising the Principal Liquidators of Herald Fund SPC (In Official Liquidation), a Cayman Islands hedge fund involved in multi-jurisdictional litigation concerning a US$2bn exposure to the Madoff Ponzi Scheme (this role has included advising in connection with a successful $1bn+ settlement with the SIPC Trustee).
Prior to joining Walkers, Fiona worked in the Finance department at Latham & Watkins in London where she specialised in restructuring and turnaround work. She has extensive experience of multi-jurisdictional and cross-border restructuring transactions including advising on a number of schemes of arrangement.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsEngland and Wales (not practising)Qualifications:BA (Hons), Durham University, England, UKPgDL, LPC, The University of Law, Guildford, England, UK
2023 Chambers Global - Up and Coming - Dispute Resolution - "Fiona is a very talented lawyer, with a great attention to, and focus on, details. She ensures the legal output is at the level it needs to be to get the result."
2023 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution
2022 RISA Awards – Winner of Cayman Islands Attorney of the Year 2022
2022 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution
2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution
2020 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Dispute Resolution
2019 Legal 500 - Next Generation Lawyer - Dispute Resolution
2018 IFLR Asia Awards - Restructuring Deal of the Year - Mongolian Mining Restructuring
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution
2018 Author of In-House Lawyer Restructuring & Insolvency: Cayman Islands
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Dispute Resolution
2017 Author of In-House Lawyer Restructuring & Insolvency: Cayman Islands
Fiona is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.
She is also the past Chair of the Cayman Islands network of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Ltd. (IWIRC).
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