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Rupert  Stanning

Rupert Stanning 

Consultant | Cayman

Dispute Resolution


Rupert is Consultant 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)
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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. To find out more click here

Contentious Trusts

We represent trust corporations, high net worth individuals, individual trustees and beneficiaries, often dealing with novel points of law and creating new and innovative solutions to fit the needs of our clients. We work as a global team and, given the international scope of settlors, investments and assets, clients benefit from the knowledge and depth of experience of our people around the world.

Debt Restructuring, Enforcement and Insolvency

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.

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.

Fraud, Asset Tracing and Freezing Injunctions

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.

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.

Insight 12 Jul 2023

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In a decision of Mr Justice Doyle in Re HQP Corporation Ltd (in official liquidation)[1], handed down on 7 July 2023, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has confirmed...

Insight 3 Feb 2023

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News 31 Jan 2020

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Collas Crill has officially announced the results of its annual promotions round for 2020. The group has made a number of promotions across jurisdictions, including both...

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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 Oct 2016

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...

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NAFER International 2018

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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