Marc Kish

Partner Cayman Islands
Marc Kish
A titan of the offshore insolvency world and thoroughly nice person, Marc also has the ability to turn his hand to other areas of litigation such as trusts Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023


Marc is Ogier's Global Head of Dispute Resolution. He is a Fellow of INSOL International and specialises in contentious restructuring and insolvency proceedings, commercial litigation, funds disputes and financial services claims involving fraud and breach of duty.
  • Background & experience

    Marc's practice focuses on the restructuring and financial recovery of distressed Cayman Islands entities and offers commercial solutions to creditors, shareholders and beneficiaries of entities threatened with insolvency. 

    He regularly advises managers, directors, general partners, office holders and stakeholders as to the options available to them in cross-border insolvency, and as to the interplay between Cayman and onshore restructurings and insolvency proceedings. He also represents trustees, protectors and beneficiaries in relation to their rights under offshore trust arrangements, 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 "exceptionally client focused" and notes that he "has seen everything in Cayman and comes into his own in real-time emergency litigation".

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

    Marc is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Restructuring & Corporate Recovery and Private Equity teams. His achievements include advising on scheme of arrangements restructuring bond debt and other assets issued or held by various types of Cayman entity, facilitating the refinancing of international oil and gas groups with offshore vehicles, bringing and defending large-scale fraud and asset tracing claims on behalf of liquidation estates, and assisting parties to onshore litigation by providing expert evidence and analysis of technical questions of Cayman Islands law.

    Marc is a Fellow of INSOL International.

    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

    A titan of the offshore insolvency world and thoroughly nice person, Marc also has the ability to turn his hand to other areas of litigation such as trusts Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    Leading individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    Recommended Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    Marc's advice was pragmatic and sensible but built on sound foundations of legal knowledge and experience Chambers Global, 2022
    Marc’s strongest attribute is his bedside manner. He is a steadying hand and very measured in his communications. Chambers Global, 2022
    Thought Leader & Recommended Who's Who Legal, Asset Recovery, 2022
    Thought Leader Who's Who Legal, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2022
    Commercial, user-friendly, very experienced, and a good strategic thinker. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2022
    Team of the Year – Litigation Citywealth IFC Awards 2022
    Leading Individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2022
    At the top of his game. Marc brings a sense of calm assurance to the team, he is completely committed to finding the best result for the client, is an excellent team leader and he has excellent judgment. He is also a delight to work with. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021
    Recommended Who's Who Legal, Commercial Litigation, 2021
    Gets excellent results and is extremely user friendly. Who's Who Legal, Asset Recovery, 2021
    A good lawyer in the field who is great with clients. Who's Who Legal, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2021
    Good knowledge of local insolvency law, very smart and tactically astute. Chambers Global, 2021
    First rate litigator. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021
    Gave sound, measured and considered advice. He was unflappable and had a real presence. Client feedback, 2020
    Exceptionally client focused. Client Feedback, 2020
    Renowned for his encyclopaedic knowledge and sound judgement - a natural litigator Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Knowledgeable, bright, communicative, and easy to work with. Client Feedback, 2020
    Absolute pleasure to work with, he is calm, approachable, knowledgeable and responsive. Chambers Global, 2020
    Displayed all the hallmarks of a good expert. Client feedback, 2020
    Recommended Who's Who Legal Global Guide - Restructuring & Insolvency, 2020
    Extremely smooth and a good advocate Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Leading individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Fellow, INSOL International International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
    Appreciated for his responsiveness and well respected by accountancy firms and other corporate clients Chambers Global, 2019
    Leading individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019
    Recommended Who's Who Legal Guide - Asset Recovery 2019
    someone whose judgement you can trust Who's Who Legal, 2019
    dynamic, smart and very thorough Who's Who Legal, 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