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.


2019 Global Restructuring Review - Top 30

2019 Who’s Who Legal - Insolvency and Restructuring Firm of the Year

2018 Global Restructuring Review - Top 30

2018 Who's Who Legal - Asset Recovery Firm of the Year

2018 IFLR Asia Awards - Restructuring Deal of the Year

2017 Who's Who Legal - Asset Recovery Firm of the Year

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