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Matthew Dors

Matthew Dors 

Partner | Cayman

Dispute Resolution

  • He is one of the emerging stars in litigation on the island.
    Chambers Global Guide 2022
  • Matt is a big thinker, very considered about the circumstances and how best to move forward. He is hardworking, responsive and committed to assisting his clients.
    Client feedback
  • One of the best advocates in Cayman.
    Legal 500 2024
  • Matthew is a leading litigator in the Cayman Islands. An excellent advocate with a sharp mind in Court.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Matthew Dors is an excellent advocate with a strategic mind and incredible knowledge and understanding of the law.
    Legal 500
  • 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
  • Matt is a 'big thinker' who is very considered about the circumstances and how best to move forward. He is hard-working, responsive and committed to assisting his clients.
    Chambers Global 2023
  • 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
  • The ability to react and re-formulate arguments to combat opponents, on his feet is something I haven’t seen other lawyers do.
    Legal 500 2024
  • Matthew is one of the hardest-working lawyers I’ve come across and expertly balances the legal requirements of a case with the commercial pressures and focus of his clients.
    Legal 500 2022
  • He's the most excellent all-rounder.
    Chambers Global 2023
  • Matt is a most excellent all-rounder.
    Client feedback
  • Matt is an excellent litigator. He has good advocacy skills and explains issues to the client very clearly.
    Chambers Global Guide 2022


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 listed as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 2024.


  • Cayman Islands Law Society
  • RISA Cayman
  • INSOL International


My services
Dispute Resolution

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.

Insolvency and Restructuring

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.

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