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Campbells Recognised in Chambers Global Rankings 2018

Campbells is proud to be recognised, once again, in the latest Chambers Global directory as a top-ranked firm.  Campbells has been described by sources as “fantastic in terms of responsiveness” and as always providing “advice without hesitation or delay.”  Commentators regularly praise the firm’s high standard of work, with one saying “In terms of quality and delivery, I find the firm very impressive.  They are particularly good at work for tech clients.”

Guy Manning, Head of the Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, said “We continue to be extremely pleased with our Chambers rankings and feel that the comments provided by both our clients and peers are a testament to the quality of work we produce and our strong working relationships.”

Campbells has nine ranked attorneys across numerous practice areas in Cayman and the BVI.  Guy Manning, Mark Goodman, Alistair Walters and Brian Child in our Cayman and BVI litigation teams were all recognised.  In the corporate group, John Wolf, Alan Craig, Robert Searle, Richard Spencer and Simon Thomas were also acknowledged for their expertise. Chambers’ individual lawyer ranking commentary is as follows:

Guy Manning leads the firm’s litigation, insolvency and restructuring group. He is lauded by one peer as “a formidable opponent and smart man.” Another source expanded: “His knowledge of Cayman insolvency and restructuring matters is excellent and he really knows his way around those cases. He is also very good on the areas where Cayman and UK law intersect.”

Mark Goodman is praised as “a shrewd lawyer” who is “very creative and can think outside the box.” He has extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency matters. An onshore lawyer went on to say: “He is a strategic thinker and very responsive. He has a really good grasp of Cayman law, which is invaluable. He has done a very good job on our matters.”

Alistair Walters typically represents clients in insolvency and financial services disputes. An impressed client said: “He is very responsive and very efficient. His turnaround times are very quick.”

Interviewees say Brian Child is “an extremely talented advocate” who is “tremendously bright, and an expert strategist who is efficient and down-to-earth.” Another pleased source said: “His enthusiasm for his work is infectious.”

John Wolf, managing partner of the firm, is described as “an expert on all Cayman legal matters, with significant experience handling major deals for large multinational companies.” He is further praised for “his excellent demeanour and fantastic service.”

Alan Craig is praised as being “one of the market leaders within the field of insurance law in Cayman.” He also has extensive experience in capital markets and securitisation transactions. A source further enthused: “He has great commercial sense and gives very good advice and guidance.”

Robert Searle is noted for his expertise on fund matters concerning clients in the Asia-Pacific region. A market insider commented: “He has very strong knowledge of Cayman as well as British Virgin Islands law and is able to grasp complex transactions.”

Discussing Richard Spencer, one source noted: “He provides great client service and gives terrific and practical advice.” Another interviewee added: “He is exceptionally strong on Cayman regulations and very sensitive to the structuring needs of international clients, especially those in the USA.”

Simon Thomas has a particular focus on private equity fund formation. One source enthused: “He is very smart; he is a sharp guy who knows his stuff.” Another source added: “He is a shrewd and astute lawyer.”


Chambers and Partners has been ranking the best lawyers since 1990, and now covers 185 jurisdictions.