Tom Wright

Tom Wright 

Counsel | Cayman

Insolvency and Corporate Disputes


Tom Wright is Counsel in the Insolvency and Corporate Disputes team and is based in Cayman. He has a broad commercial litigation practice, covering contentious restructuring and insolvency matters, contractual disputes and tortious claims.

"I enjoy immersing myself in complex cases and mastering the details with a view to providing clients with the highest quality advice possible."


Tom has been a litigator for 15 years and has garnered experience in a wide range of litigation, often complex, high-value and cross-jurisdictional.

Work highlights include:

  • Securing the first recognition by the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands of a Bermuda-appointed receiver of a segregated accounts company.
  • Advising the General Partner of the Port Fund L.P. on clams brought against it by two Kuwaiti state entities.


Tom qualified in London in 2007 with Reynolds Porter Chamberlain and practised in the field of professional indemnity law before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2012 and working for Bedell Cristin for eight years. His previous role was at Kobre & Kim LLP.

Legal Secretary
Amaya Alemanez  
My services
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.

Corporate disputes

Our dispute resolution specialists collaborate seamlessly with our corporate advisory and banking teams across jurisdictions to advise multinational corporations, trust companies, banks, funds, insurers, governments and directors. We provide a global perspective, working closely with our clients to ensure that they are best placed to respond to customer issues, fraud risks, rapidly changing market conditions and regulatory demands.

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.


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.

19 Mar 2024

Changes to the Cayman share capital reduction regime

Having exited the consultation stage and been heard and passed by the Cayman Islands' parliament on 23 February 2024, legislative changes to streamline the process by which Cayman companies can effect a reduction in their share capital will be brought in...

3 Mar 2023

Hong Kong Court - Cayman insolvency

There has been increasing debate among Cayman Islands attorneys and insolvency practitioners about the Hong Kong High Court's (HK Court) ongoing preference for a company's Centre of Main Interest (COMI) over its place of incorporation when assessing whet...

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Event 6 Nov 2023

Collas Crill in New York

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