Partner, Litigation and Insolvency
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Christopher specialises in insolvency law (including distressed funds), shareholders’ disputes and international commercial litigation in the British Virgin and Cayman Islands. He heads the firm’s Cayman Islands’ litigation and insolvency practice.
Prior to moving offshore in 2003, Christopher practised for 10 years as a barrister from leading chancery commercial chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, London. At the English Bar, he acted for a wide variety of clients in company, insolvency, commercial and trust matters and acquired considerable trial experience as an advocate. In particular, he advised and appeared in court in connection with liquidations, bankruptcies, voluntary arrangements, administrations and administrative receiverships.
Christopher subsequently continued his advisory and advocacy practice with leading law firms in the Cayman and British Virgin Islands. He has acted in some of the most significant matters to have arisen in these jurisdictions and is highly experienced in working within international teams dealing with cross border disputes.
Christopher was the author of the Cayman Islands chapter on insolvency and re-structuring in a comparative law work on the subject. He is the author of the BVI chapter in a book on the application of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Insolvency.
Immediately prior to joining Forbes Hare, Christopher was a partner in Harney Westwood & Riegels in the BVI. He is recommended as a leading lawyer in various international directories. Chambers Global comment “Regarded as an exceptionally able and very bright lawyer, he has a strong background in insolvency and an assertive style.”
Christopher is admitted to practice in both the British Virgin and Cayman Islands.
Recommended as a leader in his field by Chambers Global 2010.
Recommended by PLC in its Restructuring and Insolvency and Dispute Resolution rankings 2010.
Recommended by IFLR in its Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers 2010.
University of Sussex, BA Hons Law (First Class)
University of Edinburgh, LLM (with Distinction)
Admitted as a Barrister in England and Wales (currently non-practising)
Admitted as an Attorney-at Law, Cayman Islands
Admitted as a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)