Jen is super-smart and able to cut to the chase to get what you need. I find her calm and reassuring, and she gets all under control.
Jen met all expectations by providing sterling legal advice supported by many innovative solutions. I would also appraise Jen for being very responsive and for her ability to provide succinct and clear legal advice.
Jennifer is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team in Cayman. She is a commercial litigator specialising in cross-border insolvency and restructuring.
Jennifer has extensive experience advising on various issues arising in complex cross-border insolvencies, most notably arising from her engagement by the provisional liquidators to a number of Lehman Brothers entities in the Asia-Pacific region, and more recently in connection with the liquidation of Caledonian Bank Limited.
She has assisted in advising on restructurings of SIVs, RMBS vehicles and other structured products adversely affected by the financial and liquidity crises touching on a range of jurisdictions. Related to her insolvency work, Jennifer has regularly advised on matters concerning asset-tracing and recovery.
In addition to her time in private practice, Jennifer has spent extended periods of time on secondment to banking clients in both London and Hong Kong.
Prior to moving to Cayman, Jennifer worked at Mayer Brown JSM, Hong Kong in their Asian restructuring team. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2012, Jennifer was a senior associate in London specialising in contentious insolvency matters, having joined Mayer Brown International LLP in 2007 following completion of pupillage at South Square Chambers.
She is listed in Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Partner" and as "Up and Coming" in Chambers.
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, better and more efficient outcomes are obtained. As Risk and Regulatory experts, our Dispute Resolution team frequently act on contentious matters, able to leverage their experience to help clients achieve the highest regulatory standards and avoid common pitfalls. To find out more click here.
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.
Thanks to the depth of our experience and the resources of our team, we've acted on some of the largest pieces of litigation brought against directors offshore. We're well placed to deal with the 'bet the farm' proceedings that can occur in these type of disputes and have represented parties involved in intra-company disputes, including executive, non-executive and independent directors, majority and minority shareholders, companies and liquidators. We understand that shareholder disputes are often not simply 'black and white' and our team finds innovative and commercial alternatives to those which the Court may offer – taking a collaborative approach with our clients to ensure that the right result is achieved.
When your business is involved in any kind of legal dispute it's crucial to work with lawyers who are hands-on, cost-effective and flexible enough to respond quickly and intuitively to your unique situation and needs. We know that there are many different ways a dispute can be resolved and work closely with our clients to understand every aspect of their business, priorities and goals. This allows us to find the best way forward for our clients and to advise on the commercial implications of a dispute, ensuring the process remains as stress-free as possible. Our approach is practical, responsive and tailored to the client's interests. Our expertise and reputation means we're first choice for a range of clients, including banks, trust companies, high net worth individuals and top law firms.
At Collas Crill, 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 the Channel Islands 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, Collas Crill’s insolvency and restructuring team 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 United States, the United Kingdom 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; the United States and Russia.
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 to effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.
Arbitration is increasingly used globally as a cost-effective, confidential and efficient alternative to court litigation for solving commercial, construction and more frequently trust disputes. The global enforceability of arbitral awards and the successful adoption of virtual technology by most arbitration institutions makes it an attractive option for resolving disputes. With offices in Cayman, BVI, Guernsey and Jersey we can advise you on every aspect of international arbitration. Our dedicated arbitration specialists will work alongside you to quickly determine the best approach for a successful conclusion.
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...
Chambers Global Guide 2023 rankings
Collas Crill has enhanced its position in the Chambers & Partners Global 2023 directory, with additional rankings for its corporate teams across its BVI and Cayman...
The Cayman International School (CIS) has won the inaugural Cayman Collas Crill Moot. Students Jack Coleman and Jordan Lisle from CIS came first, with Clifton Hunter's...
Collas Crill Cayman Moot final
More than 50 students have been experiencing life as a lawyer in the Cayman Collas Crill Moot. The final of the competition will take place on 26 January at the...
Collas Crill: Legal 500 Caribbean
Collas Crill's teams in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have received another strong set of results in the Legal 500 directory. This year the firm has moved up...
A new era of restructuring - Cayman
A new restructuring regime comes into force today in the Cayman Islands under the Companies (Amendment) Act 2021 (Amendment Act) and the Companies Winding Up (Amendment)...
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We are delighted to further our support of ThoughtLeaders4 as a sponsor of the inaugural FIRE Americas event in Cayman 12-14 March 2023. With a special focus on North and...
Caribbean Insolvency Symposium
Cayman Dispute Resolution Partner Jennifer Colegate has been invited to speak at the ABI Caribbean Insolvency Symposium. The three-day conference will be held at The Westin...
Collas Crill is continuing its support of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) with three of the firm's lawyers speaking at its Offshore Insolvency...
Collas Crill is continuing its support of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) by speaking at its 2018 International Conference. The event, which...
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