Rupert  Stanning

Rupert Stanning 

Consultant | Cayman

Insolvency and Corporate Disputes

Rupert is Consultant within the Insolvency and Corporate Disputes team, having joined the Cayman office in October 2016.

He qualified as a solicitor in the UK in 2009, and has since completed a LLM in International Banking and Finance Law at University College London, focusing specifically on cross-border insolvency.

Rupert's primary professional focus is cross-border insolvency and restructuring, and he has also gained significant experience in professional negligence and insurance litigation. He has a particular interest in the comparative approaches to security interests in insolvency proceedings.

In addition to his legal practice, Rupert has a professional expertise in renewable energy, having managed a bio gas plant and co-founded a consultancy in the UK specialising in anaerobic digestion.

Notable Engagements:

  • Advising the joint official liquidators of Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund LP (in official liquidation)
  • Advising the joint official liquidators of Caledonian Bank Limited (in official liquidation)
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Debt collection

Knowing what to do and when to act when things go wrong is a key part of our service to our clients on both lender and borrower side. Our clients include banks, funds, directors, shareholders and insolvency practitioners. We undertake security reviews and advise on pre-emptive measures. We appreciate the need to act promptly and decisively, and at the same time are sensitive to potential negative publicity for our clients.


For financially distressed companies in need of restructuring and reorganisation, or for those where the opportunity to do so has passed or failed, we work to achieve the most beneficial outcome in these difficult situations. 

Our team brings a wealth of experience from a range of diverse backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector. 

Currently working on some of the largest and most complex cross-border insolvencies in the jurisdiction, we frequently advise top law firms from the People’s Republic of China, the US, the UK and other jurisdictions. We are regularly briefed by Sovereign Wealth Funds and Fortune 500 Companies to advise on particular restructurings, as well as investment managers from Europe and the US.

At whatever stage we are engaged, our involvement will assist in identifying the on-going risks facing a client and to enable that client to continue to identify and effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.

Fraud, asset tracing, freezing, recovery and enforcement

We're used to working as part of a multi-jurisdictional team, capable of reacting and responding quickly to urgent requests for assistance with locating and freezing assets. As sophisticated defendants become more adept at dissipating assets, we've been involved in cases that created new law in relation to a party's ability to trace assets and recover their losses. With their ability to deal with complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.

Contentious risk and regulatory

In regulatory disputes there are often fine lines between the usual wrangling with the regulator and something more serious – by matching our mix of experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers to the particular problem at hand, we achieve better and more efficient outcomes. As regulatory experts, we frequently act on contentious matters and can leverage our experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls.

14 Mar 2024

Houldsworth is worth holding onto: Recent Cayman case, DLIFF, highlights complexity of misrepresentation claims in a liquidation

Introduction In a detailed decision of Mr Justice Segal in Re Direct Lending Income Feeder Fund, Ltd (in official liquidation)[1] (DLIFF), handed down on 13 March 2024, the Grand Court has determined that claims of investors in companies whose subscripti...

12 Jul 2023

Cayman - misrepresentation claims

In a decision of Mr Justice Doyle in Re HQP Corporation Ltd (in official liquidation)[1], handed down on 7 July 2023, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has confirmed that claims of investors whose subscriptions were induced by misrepresentation ("Sub...

3 Feb 2023

Resolving questions of priority

Introduction The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands (Court) has recently handed down the decision of Mr Justice Segal in Re Direct Lending Income Feeder Fund, Ltd (in official liquidation)[1] (Direct Lending) which will be of interest to both officehold...

31 Jan 2020

2020 promotions across group

Collas Crill has officially announced the results of its annual promotions round for 2020. The group has made a number of promotions across jurisdictions, including both lawyers and the business services team. Rocco Cecere is promoted to Partner having j...

19 Jan 2018

Rule changes of relevance to insolvency practitioners in the Cayman Islands

On 1 February 2018, new versions of the following rules and regulations will come into effect: Companies Winding Up Rules, 2018; Insolvency Practitioners' Regulations, 2018; and Foreign Bankruptcy Proceedings (International Cooperation) Rules, 2018. Wh...

26 Oct 2016

Associate admitted as Attorney

Collas Crill's latest appointment, Rupert Stanning, has been admitted as an attorney-at-law of the Courts of the Cayman Islands. Rupert joins Collas Crill as an associate in the dispute resolution team, having previously been admitted as a solicitor of t...

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