Insolvency & Dispute Resolution

Walkers' insolvency and dispute resolution group offers Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish and Jersey law advice on all aspects of litigation, restructuring, insolvency, corporate recovery and dispute resolution.

  • We have dedicated teams in Bermuda,  the BVI, Cayman Islands, Dubai, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey and Singapore advising on all aspects of litigation, restructuring, insolvency, corporate recovery and dispute resolution.
  • We have dedicated teams offering insolvency and corporate recovery advice in Hong Kong and Singapore. We have on-the-ground capability in London and Dubai.
  • Our lawyers have full rights of audience in Bermuda, the BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey courts. They appear regularly in the Court of Appeal of each jurisdiction, as well as before the Privy Council in London.
  • Our group works closely with many of the leading international law and accounting firms, who regularly instruct us on complex cross-border cases and restructuring transactions to provide local law advice.
  • We are experienced in, and can co-ordinate, multi-jurisdictional litigation.

We are internationally recognised as having the premier insolvency and corporate recovery team amongst the International Financial Centre law firms.

We have played a leading role in the development of insolvency law in a number of the jurisdictions in which we operate. We have taken a leading role in formulating structures and techniques to assist distressed companies to refinance and/or restructure themselves.

We advise existing stakeholders, creditors, debtors, private equity and hedge funds, insolvency practitioners and other advisors in the following areas:

  • Banking disputes
  • Commercial and corporate disputes
  • Complex cross-border restructurings
  • Conflict of laws
  • Contentious and non-contentious insolvencies
  • Contentious banking and financial issues
  • Corporate winding-up (liquidation)
  • Distressed collective investment vehicles
  • Distressed situations
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Insurance
  • IP litigation, protection and enforcement
  • Professional negligence
  • Refinancing and reconstruction
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Trust litigation

We provide expertise in both international and local arbitration. Among our team are qualified arbitrators and trained mediators.

 

Personal Injury

In Jersey, Walkers is the only law firm with a dedicated personal injury team. We have two members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers who handle the majority of plaintiff claims. We also accept defendant instructions.

2016 GlobalLawExperts - Cross Border Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Jersey

2015 Recommended firm Latin Lawyer 100

2015 Recommended firm Latin Lawyer 250

2014 Best Law Firm for Offshore China Business Law Journal. China Business Law Awards


BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Oliver CliftonPartnerT +1 284 852 2246oliver.clifton@walkersglobal.com
Jack HusbandsPartnerT +1 284 852 2210jack.husbands@walkersglobal.com
Rosalind NicholsonPartnerT +1 284 852 2237rosalind.nicholson@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Rupert BellPartnerT +1 345 914 4203rupert.bell@walkersglobal.com
Nick DunnePartnerT +1 345 814 4548nick.dunne@walkersglobal.com
Matthew GouckePartnerT +1 345 914 6332matthew.goucke@walkersglobal.com
Barnaby GowriePartnerT +1 345 914 6365barnaby.gowrie@walkersglobal.com
Neil LuptonPartnerT +1 345 914 4286neil.lupton@walkersglobal.com
Shelley WhitePartnerT +1 345 914 4205shelley.white@walkersglobal.com
Colette WilkinsPartnerT +1 345 914 4215colette.wilkins@walkersglobal.com
Sandie Corbett.T +1 345 814 4566 sandie.corbett@walkersglobal.com

DUBAI
Sophie KassamSenior CounselT +971 4 363 7919sophie.kassam@walkersglobal.com

GUERNSEY
Louise HallManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1 481 748909louise.hall@walkersglobal.com
Sarah BrehautPartnerT +44 (0)1481 748 930sarah.brehaut@walkersglobal.com
Alison OzannePartnerT +44 (0)1481 723 723alison.ozanne@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Timothy HaynesPartnerT +852 2596 3323timothy.haynes@walkersglobal.com
Fraser HernPartnerT +65 6603 1692fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com
Rowena LawrencePartnerT +852 2596 3379rowena.lawrence@walkersglobal.com

IRELAND
Gavin SmithPartnerT +353 1 470 6674gavin.smith@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Damian EvansPartnerT +44 (0) 1534 700 714damian.evans@walkersglobal.com

LONDON
John O'DriscollPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4987john.o'driscoll@walkersglobal.com

SINGAPORE
Robert FootePartnerT +65 6603 1695robert.foote@walkersglobal.com
Fraser HernPartnerT +65 6603 1692fraser.hern@walkersglobal.com

BERMUDA (TAYLORS)
Kevin TaylorManaging Partner - TaylorsT +1 441 242 1510kevin.taylor@walkersglobal.com
Nicole ToveyPartner - TaylorsT +1 441 242 1512nicole.tovey@walkersglobal.com