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Cayman Restructuring & Insolvency

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Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence in the field of restructuring and insolvency for decades and our Cayman restructuring and insolvency group leads the offshore market in both global reach and expertise.


Our team has acted in some of the largest and most complex cross-border restructurings and insolvencies of recent times. In addition we frequently advise lenders and investors at all levels on the capital structure, corporates and insolvency officeholders on the use of schemes of arrangement in Cayman. 

Serving a diverse client base, our expertise has benefitted companies in a variety of industries, including leading international and regional accountancy practices, onshore law firms, financial institutions, insolvency office holders, official and unofficial creditors’ committees, private equity sponsors, hedge funds, debtor in possession loan providers, directors, trustees, shareholders and corporate debtors.

Our restructuring & insolvency services include:

  • Debt and equity rescheduling and refinancing
  • Distressed mergers and acquisitions
  • Distressed funds advice
  • Formal insolvency proceedings and office holders’ conduct, powers and regulation
  • Out-of-court restructurings and refinancings
  • Contingency planning and implementation
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Security enhancement and prioritisation
  • Debt for equity swaps
  • Recognition and joint protocol proceedings
  • Workouts and enforcement of security
  • Directors duties and claims against auditors, fund administrators and other service providers
  • Debt recovery



Banking and Finance

Experience is what sets our banking and finance team apart from competitors and it is why clients trust Harneys for complex and challenging finance and banking work.Read More

Cayman Islands

Our dynamic Cayman law firm has expanded significantly since its launch in 2008 and today consists of nearly 22 lawyers including 11 partners. This team of professionals, many of whom are from top international law firms and finance centres, serves a...Read More

Restructuring and Insolvency

Harneys has been at the forefront of the development of offshore jurisprudence in the field of restructuring and insolvency for decades and our restructuring and insolvency practice leads the offshore market in both global reach and expertise.Read More


Jessica  Williams
Jessica Williams

Cayman Islands
James Elliott
James Elliott

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
Conal Keane
Conal Keane

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
Grainne King
Grainne King

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
Katie Pearson
Katie Pearson

Senior Associate
Cayman Islands
Jacqueline Ziemniak
Jacqueline Ziemniak

Cayman Islands


Dissenting Shareholder Claims in Cayman 

Articles & Updates

Cayman Islands: CRS notification and reporting deadlines extended 
Judges lead the way on cross-border insolvency initiatives 
2016 in review: The rise of Cayman Islands share valuation disputes and professional dissenting shareholders  
Harneys advises on USD$1.2 billion provisional liquidation related to Lavo Jato corruption scandal 
Cayman decision of Herald Fund SPC 
New York Supreme Court rules that derivative claims under Cayman law must first go through the Cayman Courts 


Updated Policy on Audit Waivers for Cayman Funds 

Recent Experience

Harneys advises on restructuring of Synot Group  
Harneys advises on US$2.5 billion Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd restructuring