Distressed funds

We advise managers, administrators, liquidators, prime brokers, investors, service providers and onshore counsel of investment funds facing distressed situations, whether as a result of trading losses, illiquidity or other factors. It is our objective to delivery swift and pragmatic advice for our clients and we have proven experience in matters which are legally complex, pressured and difficult.

We have been involved in many of the largest and most complex restructurings and cases arising out of the financial turmoil of 2008 including advising on issues coming out of the Madoff affair and other high profile fraud cases involving BVI, Bermuda and Cayman funds. We have deep expertise in the formulation of strategies that provide solid legal and commercially viable solutions for funds, managers, investors and liquidators to deal with the challenges posed by distressed or failed investment funds.

We offer integrated and multidisciplinary service with experienced distressed fund partners in our Cayman, BVI, London and Hong Kong offices and distressed fund specialists in other practice areas including our award-winning funds, insolvency, fraud and regulatory teams.


  • Fund restructuring
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings
  • Fraud and asset tracing
  • Clawback claims
  • Liquidators’ advice
  • Recognition of foreign judgments
  • Creditor and shareholder disputes
  • Regulatory approvals