Rachael Reynolds

Partner Cayman Islands
Rachael Reynolds
Leading individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019

Overview

Rachael leads Ogier's Global Dispute Resolution team. She has particular expertise in contentious trust matters, fund disputes and restructuring and insolvency. Her practice regularly involves fraud and international asset tracing claims.

Areas of expertise

Laws practised

  • Cayman law
  • Background & experience

    Rachael's recent cases include:

    • Advising the Joint Provisional Liquidators on the restructuring of Ocean Rig - the Cayman Islands' largest ever successful restructuring and one of the largest globally. The restructuring became effective within 6 months of the appointment of the JPLs, and resulted in an exchange by creditors of approximately $3.7 billion of debt for new equity. Rachael provided expert evidence on Cayman law in the associated Chapter 15 proceedings in the US.
    • Acting for the liquidators of Ardent, having represented the petitioning directors in the winding up proceedings. She successfully appeared on behalf of the liquidators in an anti- suit injunction following hostile, incompatible action taken by creditors in another jurisdiction. The case involves Chapter 15 proceedings, asset tracing and fraud claims.
    • Advising investors in relation to the Abraaj Holdings collapse.
    • Acting in a clawback claim against a fund manager for Ennismore Fund Management. Ogier acted for the successful Defendant through to final appeal. The matter was ultimately decided by the UK Privy Council. Ogier is now instructed in relation to ancillary claims relating to an injunction which Ennismore obtained in 2009.
    • Acting for a service provider in proceedings related to the liquidation of the Platinum funds, involving Cayman and Chapter 15 proceedings.
    • Acting for the Executors of estates worth c.75m in issues arising in the administration – including construction dispute, tax issues and disclosure applications.

    Rachael joined Ogier in 2007 and became a Partner in 2013. Prior to this, Rachael practised at Clyde & Co. in London and at the English Bar. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from Oxford University in the United Kingdom in 1998 and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, London in 1999.

    She is a contributing author to International Asset Tracing in Insolvency, Oxford University Press, 2010. Rachael is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Bar of England and Wales.

    Admitted in:
    2007 - Cayman Islands
    1999 - England and Wales (non practising)

     

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  • Recognition

    Leading individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019
    She has an excellent brain, and is very commercial and client-focused. Chambers and Partners HNW Directory, 2018
    Fantastic lawyer and well placed to provide excellent legal advice in the litigation arena... a stellar advocate Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    incredibly highly thought of by market commentators for her first-rate expertise handling international asset tracing and fraud matters. Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery, 2018
    A strong all-round lawyer who is involved in a wide variety of different disputes. She can hold her own in all these types of cases. Chambers Global 2018
    She understands the commercial imperative Client feedback
    Especially knowledgeable about contentious trust matters, fund disputes and restructuring Who's Who Legal Private Client, 2017
    Well-known litigator with a very good reputation Who's Who Legal Private Client, 2017
    Rachael is a delight to work with, not just because she is extremely clever and always completely on top of the facts and documents in the case, but because she understands the dynamic of the members of the team that she puts together, and knows how to get the best out of all of them. Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    Leading Individual Legal 500 Caribbean, 2018
    A leading practitioner in the trusts and private client world Legal Week, Private Client Global Elite 2017
    She is tough as well as being technically excellent. She knows how to judge her audience; she can turn on the charm when needed, but pulls no punches when the situation requires it. Citywealth Leaders List 2017
    A real powerhouse; she is intellectually first class and has a keen eye for detail combined with a highly developed commercial instinct Legal 500, Caribbean, 2017
    Excellent technical knowledge, communication skills and commercial awareness Chambers Global 2017
    She is very bright and can take in an awful lot of information in a short period of time, understand it, summarise it and give us advice Client feedback
    Exceptional lawyer Who's Who Legal Private Client and Trusts: 2016
    She is a details person but never loses sight of the broader objective. Chambers Global 2016
    Highly recommend.... I was so amazed with Rachael Reynolds. Client feedback, 2016
    Gains recognition for the "unrivalled service" she offers clients Who's Who Legal: Private Client 2015
    Outstanding litigator and she is very user friendly. Legal 500 2015
    Rachael Reynolds takes a very hands-on approach and provides sound commercial legal advice. Legal 500 2015
    Rachael Reynolds continues to earn praise from the market for her contributions to the litigation field. In addition to an active restructuring and insolvency practice, she advises on a significant number of international trust disputes. Chambers Global 2014
    Solid and a very good technical lawyer. Chambers Global 2013
    Easy to work with and provides a consistently high quality of service Legal 500 2012
    Widely praised Legal 500 2011
    Rachael is dynamic, very clever, proactive and provides a very good service. She is very friendly and easy to work with. Client feedback