Practice Area Key Contacts
Support ServicesBanking & Structured FinanceCompliance & RegulatoryCorporate & CommercialInsolvency & Corporate RestructuringInsurance & ReinsuranceInvestment FundsLitigationArbitration & MediationReal Estate & Local PracticeShipping & AviationTrustsPrivate Equity & Venture CapitalBlockchain & FinTechFraud Litigation & Asset RecoveryProfessional Liability
Alan CraigPartner, Head of Corporate
Alan is a partner and is head of our Corporate Department, where he specialises in the establishment of venture capital funds and related investment vehicles and the structuring and licensing of insurance companies. His practice also includes advising on cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions. Alan was admitted as an attorney in the Cayman Islands in 1999 and joined Campbells in 2009.
Liam is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where he specialises in cross-border insolvency, restructuring and litigation, with extensive experience in shareholder and investment fund disputes. He joined Campbells in 2015, having previously worked in the British Virgin Islands and London. As part of his practice, Liam advises on both Cayman Islands and BVI law and maintains a practicing certificate in both jurisdictions. Liam has considerable experience of disputes arising out of Hong Kong and the PRC having spent two years practicing in Campbells’ Hong Kong office.
Shaun FolppManaging Partner, Hong Kong
Shaun is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group and Managing Partner of our Hong Kong Office. He has extensive experience acting both for and against insolvency practitioners in all forms of external administrations, as well as acting for parties involved in general commercial, financial services and trust disputes, and has been involved in many of the largest offshore disputes to come before the courts of the BVI and Cayman Islands in recent history.
Mark is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where he specialises in insolvency, restructuring and investment fund litigation. Mark advises and appears in the Cayman Islands Courts on behalf of provisional and official liquidators, creditors, shareholders, directors, managers and other professional service providers in relation to a broad range of pre and post liquidation disputes. He has acted in litigation involving widely varying commercial contexts and structures, but his practice principally involves distressed and failed investment funds.
Jane Hale is partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where she specialises in commercial litigation with a particular focus on fund disputes and partnership and shareholder disputes. She also specialises in contentious and non-contentious cross-border insolvencies and restructurings, advising insolvency practitioners, stakeholders and creditors in a range of distressed and insolvent situations.
Paul is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, based in the Cayman Islands office. He is one of the leading experts on sanctions and asset freezing measures affecting offshore assets and on the nexus between cross-border fraud and insolvency. Paul is described by directories as the “go-to name for contentious insurance work” including in the captive insurance space and regularly advises professionals and their insurers on liability issues.
Hamid is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group and has extensive experience dealing with large-scale multi-party cross border disputes.
Lily W. LeePartner
Lily is a partner in our Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on property, estate and private client matters. Prior to joining the firm, Lily was a lecturer at the Cayman Islands Law School, where she taught company and banking law as well as property conveyancing. Lily is also licensed (non-practicing) as an attorney in the province of Ontario, Canada. Lily migrated from Toronto, Canada in 1995 to Cayman and joined Campbells in 2013. Lily is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Outside of her work at Campbells, Lily enjoys mentoring interns and is highly involved with the real estate community in Cayman.
Damien is a partner in our Corporate Department based in Grand Cayman. He specialises in corporate and commercial law, marine, asset finance and general banking matters. Damien joined Campbells in 2017.
Guy ManningPartner, Head of Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring
Guy joined Campbells in 2005 and has been head of our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group since 2016. He is ranked by all the major legal directories, has substantial experience as an advocate, and has given expert evidence of Cayman Islands law to various foreign courts. He is also a regular speaker at international insolvency and fund conferences. In his spare time Guy is a keen adventurer. Among other expeditions, he has climbed the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent), skied to the South Pole and cycled across the United States.
Jenny NipPartner, Head of PRC Group
Jenny is a partner in our Corporate Department and is based in our Hong Kong office. She is also the Head of PRC Group and is responsible for the China practice of the firm. Jenny joined us in 2018 and specialises in all areas of corporate transactions including capital market transactions, mergers & acquisitions, take-private deals and downstream private equity financing and investment deals.
Andrew is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group, where he specialises in commercial litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He has a wealth of experience acting for clients in a variety of complex and high value disputes, typically with a cross-border element.
Charlie is a partner in our Corporate Department. He has a broad corporate and finance practice with particular expertise and focus on debt finance (including fund finance and leveraged finance), equity finance, M&A and capital market transactions. Charlie regularly advises investment banks, private equity funds, large corporates and start-ups on the cross-border and multi-jurisdictional aspects of their transactions. Charlie joined Campbells in 2018.
Robert C. SearlePartner
Robert is a partner in our Corporate Department. He specialises in advice on the establishment and restructure of all investment funds, having spent his entire legal career focusing on collective investment schemes in Cayman, England and Australia. He has a particular interest in impact investing where philanthropic outcomes are fused with commercial interests. Robert joined Campbells in 2003.
Richard is a partner in our Corporate Department. His practice covers investment funds, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets and corporate finance.
Simon is a partner in our Corporate Department. He specialises in the establishment of private equity funds and related investment vehicles.
Sarah Thompson is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group. She has a broad dispute resolution practice, with a particular expertise in complex high-value corporate and commercial disputes, which are frequently multi-jurisdictional in nature and financial services litigation.
Guy is a partner in our Corporate Department. He advises on a wide variety of corporate transactions including, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group reorganisations, equity capital markets and corporate finance.
James is counsel in our Regulatory Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Group and has particular expertise in trial advocacy and highly contentious matters. James joined Campbells in 2011, having spent six years at another major law firm in Cayman, prior to that he practised from a leading set of chambers at the Bar in London.
Aleisha Brown is counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group in Hong Kong. Aleisha has experience in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, having acted for clients in relation to trust disputes, the winding up of offshore companies, limited partnerships and other structures, shareholder, investor and partnership disputes, schemes of arrangement, insurance claims and cross-border estate matters.
Guy is counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Group, specialising in contentious matters. He completed his training at the Manchester office of international law firm DLA Piper and qualified as a solicitor in DLA Piper’s Restructuring group in September 2004. Guy continued to practise at DLA Piper until July 2011 when he joined Campbells and was admitted as an attorney at law in the Cayman Islands. He is a Fellow of INSOL International.
Jeremy is counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where he has gained particular expertise in regulatory matters (including administrative fines), cross-jurisdictional treaty requests, and white collar fraud (including internet based or “Cyber-Fraud”).
Chris is counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group based in the Cayman Islands. He has extensive experience of acting on commercial litigation and arbitration matters, with particular experience of banking and financial services disputes, shareholder and investor disputes, contentious insurance claims, and distressed fund issues.
Shaun is counsel in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group. Shaun represents investment funds, directors, trustees, professional firms and their insurers in high-value litigation and arbitration. He is an expert in professional liability and is the author of Don’t Shoot the Advisor: A defence lawyer’s guide to protecting your position and preventing lawsuits. Shaun joined Campbells in 2014, having trained and practised at Simmons & Simmons in London.
Peter AlphartLegal Manager
Peter is a legal manager in the Corporate Department of our Hong Kong office. He specialises in the structuring, formation, regulation and ongoing operation of investment funds. In addition, Peter has experience in advising on mergers and acquisitions, investment deals and general corporate and commercial matters. Peter is fluent in English and German.
Sayak is an associate in our Corporate Department. Sayak’s experience prior to joining Campbells included both working with a large international law firm, and acting in a senior deal execution capacity for a London based asset management firm. His practice involves advising multinational corporates, private equity firms, venture capital managers, their portfolio companies, founders and management teams with respect to investment and control M&A transactions, capital markets transactions, joint ventures, financings and restructurings. Sayak’s commercial approach to problem-solving and experience in working with decision makers within client organisations, informs his versatility and responsiveness and assists him in providing pragmatic, relevant and timely advice.
Chantelle ChanLegal Manager
Chantelle is a legal manager in the Corporate Department of our Hong Kong office. She specialises in corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, investment deals and general corporate and commercial matters. In addition, Chantelle has experience in advising on bank finance, restructuring and debt capital market transactions. Chantelle is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Alexandra ClynesSenior Associate
Alexandra is a senior associate in our Corporate Department. She advises on Cayman Islands corporate transactions including series equity finance, structured finance, debt and equity capital markets, restructuring and corporate governance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock market listings and shareholder agreements. She also advises clients on a range of finance matters, including secured lending, subscription finance, acting for cross-border banks in large debt financing deals, in addition to regulatory matters, including trade and business licensing, bank and trust company licensing and the regulatory and compliance implications of various types of transactions and licenses.
Shawnalee is an associate in our Corporate Department. She advises on corporate, commercial and regulatory law including Cayman Islands shipping and aircraft matters. Shawnalee commenced her Articles of Clerkship with Campbells in September 2020. During her training, she participated in the Judicial Clerkship Training Programme at the Cayman Islands Courts.
Kate HewitsonSenior Associate
Kate is a senior associate in our Corporate Department. Prior to joining Campbells, Kate practised at a leading global law firm in London where she advised clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters including M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, contractual matters and general corporate governance.
Sam is an Associate in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group. He specialises in fraud-related insolvency, professional negligence claims, just and equitable and insolvent winding up petitions, general commercial disputes and arbitration.
Myfanwy is an associate in our Corporate Department who advises on the establishment, regulation, ongoing operation, corporate governance and restructuring of both open and closed-ended fund structures. In which context she has acted for a wide range of market participants including fund managers, investment banks, private equity groups, pension funds, institutional investors and prime brokers. Myfanwy also advises on general corporate and commercial matters.
Kristy-Anne LeithSenior Associate
Kristy-Anne is a senior associate in our Corporate Department, advising on a vast range of corporate and fund matters, including FinTech transactions. She regularly advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital markets, investment funds (including cryptocurrency funds) and other corporate and investment transactions.
Nienke LillingtonSenior Associate
Nienke is an attorney who specialises in commercial and insolvency litigation and advice. She is a senior associate in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group.
Katie is an associate in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group. She specialises in insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation. She advises and appears in the Cayman Islands Courts on behalf of provisional and official liquidators, creditors, shareholders, directors, managers and other professional service providers. She joined Campbells in 2021, having previously practised at a leading firm in Auckland, New Zealand.
James McKeonSenior Associate
James is a senior associate in the Corporate Department of our Hong Kong office. James advises on the structuring, formation, regulation and ongoing operation of investment funds. James’ practice also covers secured lending, fund financing, cross-border lending structures, asset and acquisition financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raisings and general commercial matters. James joined Campbells in 2019 from a leading corporate firm in Brisbane, Australia.
Ananya is an associate in our Corporate Department. Ananya advises on a range of corporate and commercial matters including M&A, technology start-ups and venture capital, corporate restructuring, government projects, fundraising, financing and general corporate governance.
Natasha PartosSenior Associate
Natasha is an attorney in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where she specialises in commercial litigation, regulatory and employment law as well as having experience in a wide a variety of contractual disputes and tortious claims.
Katherine Powell-FrancisManager, Corporate Services
Katherine is the manager of Corporate Services in our Cayman Islands Office. She currently leads a team of corporate administrators and also provides corporate and regulatory services to entities within the business’ portfolio. Katherine has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the Cayman Islands in 2013.
Jennifer ReillySenior Associate
Jennifer is a senior associate in our Corporate Department where she specialises in investment fund and private equity fund formation and restructuring, including corporate and partnership structures, and secured lending and corporate finance. Her practice also includes advising on Cayman Islands ship and aircraft acquisition, financing and registration as well as general corporate and commercial matters. Jennifer joined Campbells in 2012.
Jordan is an associate in our Corporate Department. Jordan joined Campbells in 2021 having previously worked in the London office of DWF LLP where he has a broad background in corporate work. He has advised UK national and international clients on a range of matters including M&A, joint ventures, group restructurings, contractual issues and corporate governance.
Harry ShawSenior Associate
Harry is a senior associate in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group and has a broad background in dispute resolution. He has advised clients ranging from individual investors to global banks and has experience litigating a broad spectrum of commercial cases relating to investment funds, contractual disputes, contentious trusts, insolvency and insurance.
Benjamin TaoLegal Manager
Benjamin is a legal manager in the Corporate Department of our Hong Kong office. He specialises in capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, investment deals and general corporate and commercial matters, as well as the structuring, formation, regulation and ongoing operation of investment funds. Ben is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Melanie Crinis graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (with Honours) and a Masters Degree with Distinction (specialising in commercial litigation) from QUT University in Australia. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1998 and subsequently to the High Court of Australia. Melanie was also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an attorney in the Cayman Islands in 2003.
Bianca IpParalegal - Corporate
Bianca is a paralegal in the Corporate Department of our Hong Kong office. Bianca joined Campbells in 2018 and provides support and assistance on corporate and fund matters. Bianca speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Eleanor LauLegal Manager
Eleanor is a legal manager in the Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group of our Hong Kong office. She specialises in commercial disputes, as well as contentious and non-contentious cross-border insolvencies and restructurings. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Satoko is a paralegal in the Litigation Department of our Hong Kong office.