Guy Cowen - Senior Associate, Campbells Grand Cayman - Insolvency & Restructuring

Guy specialises in contentious insolvency and restructuring 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. Guy is a Fellow of INSOL International.

He has appeared before the Grand Court and the Cayman Islands’ Court of Appeal on numerous occasions and his recently reported cases include:

  • Re SPhinX Group [2012 (2) CILR 371]
  • Re FIA Leveraged Fund  [2013 (1) CILR 152]
  • Re SPhinX Group [2014 (2) CILR 131]
  • Asia Pacific Limited v ARC Capital LLC and Haida Investments Limited [2015 (1) CILR 299]
  • Re China Shanshui Cement Group Limited [2015 (2) CILR 255]

Areas of Practice and Expertise:

  • Contentious restructuring matters – regularly acts for distressed hedge funds, insolvency practitioners, stakeholders and financial institutions in relation to solvent and insolvent liquidations
  • Insolvency litigation – advising on creditor and/or shareholder disputes and remedies, antecedent transactions and enforcement actions
  • Advising office holders, stakeholders and financial institutions in relation to more general commercial disputes

Qualifications and Admissions:

  • University of Manchester, BA (Hons), 2000
  • College of Law Chester, Legal Practice Course, 2002
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2004 (non-practising)
  • College of Law Chester, Diploma in Restructuring, 2010
  • Attorney at Law, Cayman Islands, 2011

Professional and Associations:

  • Fellow, INSOL International
  • Legal Practitioners Association, Cayman Islands
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA), Cayman Islands
  • Law Society of England & Wales

Prior Career History:

  • DLA Piper UK LLP, Manchester