Rupert  Stanning

Rupert Stanning

Associate

Cayman

 

Rupert is an associate within the dispute resolution 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 & 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 biogas 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)
My services
Debt Restructuring, Enforcement & Insolvency
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Knowing what to do and when to act when things go wrong is a key part of our service to our banking/lender clients. We have been involved in restructurings of all sizes and across jurisdictions and in some of the most high-profile cases, and understand the need to act quickly and decisively. We provide responsive, pragmatic advice and assistance. We are also sensitive to potential negative publicity for our clients when enforcing security or taking steps towards insolvency of their borrowers.

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Contentious Trusts
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We represent trust corporations, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. Given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, we often co-ordinate advice from our multi-jurisdictional teams, meaning that our clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people across the globe.

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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. At whatever stage, our early involvement will assist in identifying on-going risks. looking for opportunities and managing deteriorating relationships with creditor, financiers, investors or other interested parties. The team brings a wealth of experience from a range of backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector.

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Contentious Risk & Regulatory
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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 our Risk & Regulatory practice, our Dispute Resolution team frequently acts on contentious matters we are able to leverage that experience to help clients avoid common pitfalls and meet the highest regulatory standards.

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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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Contentious Banking & Finance
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Our dispute resolution specialists work seamlessly with our corporate, banking and finance teams and regularly field advice across jurisdictions to advise on litigation, restructuring and risk and regulatory matters. We provide a global perspective, working closely with our clients to ensure that they are best placed to respond to rapidly changing market conditions and regulatory changes. We regularly act both for and against banking entities.

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Fraud, Asset Tracing & Freezing Injunctions
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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. Often involving complex issues the team deliver clear, commercial advice on the availability and likely success of recovery methods.

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My news & deals
News 19 Nov 2019

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...

News 26 Nov 2019

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...