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Insolvency & Restructuring practice overview

Our Insolvency & Restructuring practice draws together banking, corporate, insolvency, investment funds, litigation, regulatory and restructuring expertise from the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. We deploy carefully integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to work closely with leading professionals in the US, the UK and elsewhere.

Mourant Ozannes plays a leading role in the largest and most high profile insolvency-related cases in the BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, usually cross-border in practice requiring rapid and efficient co-ordinated advice. We advise on all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, providing pragmatic and workable solutions for our clients.

Our clients include major financial institutions, trust companies, UK/US law and accountancy practices, regulatory and public bodies as well as high net worth individuals.

We have advised on:

  • Significant Cayman liquidations, including Peloton, SPhinX, Trade and Commerce Bank, Bear Stearns, Parmalat and Weavering 
  • Enforcing offshore security, including over shares and units 
  • Offshore obligors in default scenarios, including breach of LTV covenants 
  • Offshore regulatory breaches on a change of control following merger or takeover, and how to avoid them  
  • Restructuring note programmes, including some involving Lehman 
  • Transactions connected with the Whistlejacket SIV 
  • A distressed CMBS transaction, advising in Jersey and the Cayman Islands 
  • Unitholder activism in property unit trusts 
  • Distressed funds, including redemption suspension, de-registration, restructuring, winding-up, maximising investor returns and cross-border insolvency and asset recovery 
  • Advising directors on their duties and on regulatory and compliance matters 
  • Restructuring a GBP1 billion credit fund 
  • Restructuring a synthetic CDO 
  • Historic "rescue" securitisations to take-out bank debt 
  • Corporate restructuring of a major international power supplier, involving the use of Jersey preference shares 
  • A creditors' scheme of arrangement 
  • Advising on the appointment/removal of liquidators 
  • Employment implications of insolvency, for trading companies.
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