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Christopher Levers

Partner

Cayman Islands

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Chris is a partner in Ogier's multi-disciplinary Dispute Resolution team in the Cayman Islands. He specialises in contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency proceedings as well as having significant experience with contentious trust disputes, commercial litigation and fund claims involving fraud and breach of duty. He routinely appears before the all levels of the Cayman Islands Courts including the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.

Background and experience

Chris joined Ogier in 2021 having previously spent time practising at the English bar and with another top-tier offshore firm in the Cayman Islands. Chris' practice specialises in contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency proceedings and he regularly advises and appears on behalf of creditors, shareholders, companies as well as insolvency practitioners. Chris also has significant experience advising both trustees and beneficiaries in relation to disputes regarding Cayman Islands trusts.

During his time in Cayman, Chris has routinely appeared before all levels of the Cayman Courts (including Cayman's highest appellate court, the Privy Council). He has acted in a number of leading cases in the jurisdiction including: Pearson v Primeo, Culross Global SPC v Strategic Turnaround, Braga v Equity Trust, In the matter of Torchlight Fund LP, Torchlight GP v Millinium Asset Pty et al and AHAB v SICL et al (the most significant fraud trial heard in Cayman).

Chris has also contributed to a number of publications including INSOL World, International Corporate Rescue, Lexis Nexis, South Square Digest and STEP Journal and has co-authored the Cayman Islands chapter of "Art of the Pre-Pack" published by Global Restructuring Review. 

Chris is a member of the Cayman Islands Practitioners Association, the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (Cayman) Limited and INSOL International.  He has been recognised in Legal 500 including as a Rising Star in both 2020 and 2021.

Admitted in:
2007 - England and Wales (non-practising)
2009 - Jamaica (non-practising)
2011 - Cayman Islands

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"Experienced, creative, cool-headed in the face of pressure and all over the detail. Works well in a team."

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2022

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"Sensible and pragmatic approach"

Chambers Global, 2023

"Next Generation Partner"

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023

"Future Leader"

Who's Who Legal, Commercial Litigation, 2023

"Recommended"

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023

"Key Lawyer"

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023

"Responsive and balanced in his communications; he's a steady and reliable hand on the ground in Cayman."

Chambers Global, 2021

"Ranks highly among peers for his impressive commercial litigation practice and vast experience in disputes in the financial sector."

Who's Who Legal, Commercial Litigation, 2021

"Recommended Future Leader"

Who's Who Legal, Commercial Litigation, 2021

"Up and Coming"

Chambers Global, 2021

"Rising Star"

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021

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