Guy Manning, Campbells Law Firm in Cayman Islands

Guy Manning

Partner, Head of Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring
Guy is a partner and head of our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group. He joined Campbells in 2005 having previously practised in the London office of a leading international law firm. In his spare time Guy is a keen mountaineer who has climbed the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent.

“A very bright man who gives useful, fit-for-purpose advice that’s commercially focused,” and is also widely regarded as “one of the nicest, most personable people in Cayman – a delight to deal with.”
– Chambers and Partners

Qualifications and admissions:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1999 (non-practising)
  • Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2005
  • Solicitor British Virgin Islands, 2011

Areas of practice and expertise:

Guy advises and appears in the Cayman Islands Courts on behalf of creditors, shareholders, provisional and official liquidators, directors, managers and other professional service providers in relation to the restructuring and liquidation of Cayman companies and other entities.  Guy also has an active general litigation practice involving widely varying commercial contexts and structures, but with a particular emphasis on shareholder and investment fund disputes.

He has been involved in many of the jurisdiction’s highest profile disputes, liquidations and restructurings. Notable recent instructions include advising LDK Solar CO., Ltd (one of the world’s largest manufacturers of photovoltaic products) and its provisional liquidators in connection with the restructuring of over USD$700 million of offshore debt across the LDK group; acting for DPM Mellon (an affiliate of BNY Mellon) in connection with substantial claims arising from the US$500m liquidation of the Sphinx group of funds; and advising the provisional liquidators of Arcapita Investment Holdings Limited in respect of the US$1.2bn restructuring of the company and its parent, Arcapita Bank B.S.C. (c), a Shari’ah compliant Bahrain based investment bank.

Guy is a regular speaker at international fund and insolvency conferences and has given expert evidence of Cayman Islands law to various foreign courts.

Recognition and awards:

Chambers and Partners report that Guy is “a very bright man who gives useful, fit-for-purpose advice that’s commercially focused,” and is also widely regarded as “one of the nicest, most personable people in Cayman – a delight to deal with” (2017), is “someone who thinks carefully about the case and offers  practical, commercial advice to help us get the best outcome” (2016), is “a very considered and technical lawyer; he accommodates innovative thinking and applies the law commercially” (2015),  and is a “a stupendously clever man… who has quickly established an impressive reputation in the Cayman Islands” (2014). The International Who’s Who Legal names Guy as one of the leading Insolvency and Restructuring lawyers in Cayman.

Associations and clubs:

  • Cayman Islands Law Society
  • INSOL
  • American Bankruptcy Institute