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Matthew Dors

Matthew Dors 

Partner | Cayman

  • Matthew Dors is an incredibly meticulous and intelligent lawyer. His advice is always fully thought out and strategically on point. In my experience he is thinking two or three steps ahead of everyone else.
    Legal 500
  • Matthew Dors strives for excellence in all matters he handles. He is continuously developing and driving his team to ensure quality deliverables. He has a great ability to understand client’s concerns and get to the heart of the issues.
    Legal 500
  • Matthew Dors is an excellent advocate with a strategic mind and incredible knowledge and understanding of the law.
    Legal 500

Matthew is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department in the Cayman Islands specialising in high-value and high-profile cross-border commercial litigation, insolvency and restructuring.

Matthew has particular expertise in complex cross-border insolvencies and restructurings and regularly advises and represents liquidators and stakeholders in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters, including seeking court assistance for foreign insolvency proceedings. He has regularly advised financial institutions in relation to fraud and asset recovery matters (including obtaining urgent relief such as freezing injunctions and disclosure orders).

Prior to moving to Cayman in 2013, Matthew practiced for a number of years as a Barrister in England and Wales, with a focus on complex trust, insolvency and property disputes. He has extensive advocacy experience, having regularly appeared in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Matthew is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, RISA Cayman and INSOL International.

My services
Dispute Resolution
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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.

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Insolvency & Restructuring
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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.

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My news and insights
Insight 20 Jan 2021

Insolvency year in review 2020

Welcome to Collas Crill's insolvency year in review of 2020: a short reflection on some of Collas Crill's insolvency milestones across our jurisdictions. Although 2020 has...

Insight 20 Mar 2020

First Aid Guide for Directors

We are facing an unprecedented period of adversity. The offshore financial services industry and the local communities that we serve, like the rest of the world, are not...

Deal 20 Nov 2018

Principles of the Norwich Pharmacal

Norwich Pharmacal relief and the Confidential Information Disclosure Law, 2016 In a detailed and thorough judgment, The Honourable Justice Kawaley reviews the governing...

News 19 Jan 2018

Are you ready?

On 1 February 2018, new versions of the following rules and regulations will come into effect:  Companies Winding Up Rules, 2018; Insolvency Practitioners' Regulations...

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