Marc Kish

Partner Cayman Islands
Marc Kish
Leading individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019


Marc heads Ogier's Insolvency team in the Caribbean and Asia, and specialises in commercial litigation, contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency proceedings, and fraud and asset-tracing claims.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • Cayman law
  • Background & experience

    His practice focuses on the duties of Cayman Islands directors, general partners, liquidators and receivers in the hedge fund and private equity arenas, and he regularly acts for secured and unsecured creditors, limited partners and shareholders of distressed funds in connection with disputes arising out, or in anticipation of, events of default or unpaid redemptions or capital calls.

    Directory feedback for Marc describes him as "extremely smooth and a good advocate" and notes that he "has seen everything in Cayman and comes into his own in real-time emergency litigation".

    Marc advises office holders and investors as to the role and function of liquidation and creditor committees and the interaction of Cayman and foreign insolvency proceedings. He also represents trustees and beneficiaries in relation to their rights under offshore trust arrangements. His clients include investment banks, multinational corporations and financial services professionals from a large number of onshore and offshore jurisdictions.

    Marc regularly contributes to legislative subcommittees advising the Cayman Islands government as to the desirability and effect of proposed legislation concerning, for example, contractual rights of third parties, damages awarded in medical negligence actions, and contingency and conditional fee and third party funding arrangements.

    Prior to joining Ogier in 2017 Marc was Cayman Islands Head of Litigation and Insolvency at another major offshore firm.

    Admitted in:

    2003 – England and Wales (non-practising)

    2008 – Cayman Islands

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  • Recognition

    Leading individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019
    A top commercial litigator with an outstanding knowledge of restructuring and insolvency proceedings Who's Who Legal Restructuring and Insolvency, 2018
    A very commercial advocate, known for his diligent approach when handling insolvency and liquidation proceedings. Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery, 2018
    Highly Effective Who's Who Legal Restructuring and Insolvency, 2018
    He's very commercial, very switched-on and involved in some pretty high-profile matters Chambers Global 2018
    He is a thoughtful and articulate advocate Chambers Global 2018
    Has the specialist knowledge, experience and professional pedigree to provide the very best advice. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    He has consistently provided clear, concise, timely, well-researched and balanced legal advice; he is highly knowledgeable and acutely aware of the commercial environment Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery, 2017
    Attracts high praise for his considered and thoughtful approach Chambers Global 2017
    Extremely smooth and a good advocate Chambers Global 2017
    Has seen everything in Cayman and comes into his own in real time emergency litigation Legal 500 2017