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Jayson Wood Head of Litigation & Insolvency

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Expertise and Professional Background

Jayson is the head of the litigation & insolvency practice in Bermuda and has over 25 years of legal experience in all aspects of corporate and insolvency litigation, with particular expertise in hedge fund collapses, shareholder disputes, corporate fraud, receiverships/liquidations, asset preservation and corporate reconstruction. Jayson is admitted to practise as an attorney in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and Bermuda.

Prior to joining Harneys in 2013, Jayson worked for six years with two other global offshore law firms in the Cayman Islands and the BVI, and prior to that, he was partner-in-charge of the dispute resolution team of Minter Ellison Lawyers (Gold Coast) in Australia. 

Jayson has worked on numerous complex liquidations, shareholder disputes, and restructurings, and has appeared on numerous reported decisions. Some examples of Jayson’s offshore experience include acting as lead attorney:

Jayson is a regular contributor to a number of hedge fund and insolvency publications including the PLC Restructuring and Insolvency Global Guide for Bermuda 2016/17. He is a ranked lawyer with Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.



Jayson is ranked by Chambers Global who describes him as “a careful and experienced lawyer who delivers advice that is of a very high standard and reflects his vast experience as an insolvency lawyer and litigator”. Chambers further describes Jayson as "incredibly affable and produces really intellectual, high-quality, stimulating opinions”.

Education & Admissions

LLB University of Tasmania 1987
Bar Admissions
Tasmania (Australia) 1989
Queensland (Australia) 1995
England and Wales (non-practising) 2007
British Virgin Islands 2007
Cayman Islands 2009
Bermuda 2017


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