Restructuring and Insolvency

Ogier’s team handles challenging domestic and cross-border assignments. Our Restructuring and Insolvency team covers multiple jurisdictions and includes lawyers who specialise in a range of legal disciplines including corporate, finance, litigation and arbitration.

We advise banks, financial intermediaries and corporates, and have extensive international experience advising on contentious and non-contentious offshore restructuring and insolvency matters. We often advise in conjunction with onshore counsel and other professional services providers in connection with company structures.

Ogier has excellent relationships with regulators in each of BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey. We advise clients on restructuring and insolvency matters across these offshore jurisdictions and onshore in Luxembourg for non-contentious matters.



  • Advising on the appointment and removal of liquidators, receivers and provisional liquidators and their powers and duties while in office
  • Advising on the rights of secured creditors and the enforcement of security
  • Asset recovery
  • Claims against directors, auditors, fund administrators and other service providers
  • Compulsory and members voluntary liquidation
  • Derivative and other shareholder actions
  • Désastre, dégrèvement and other jurisdiction-specific insolvency procedures
  • Distressed funds advice
  • Investor/shareholder rights
  • Multi-jurisdictional restructuring
  • Obtaining court validation for trading and other disposals following the commencement of compulsory winding-up
  • Refinancing and reconstruction
  • Regulatory advice on restructuring
  • Rights and duties of directors in respect of insolvency
  • Schemes of arrangement, amalgamation and reconstruction
  • Statutory and compulsory acquisition of shares