Marc Kish > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Cayman Islands

Work Department

Partner Restructuring and Insolvency


Marc head Ogier’s Insolvency team in the Caribbean and Asia, and specialises in commercial litigation, contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency proceedings, and a fraud and asset-tracing claims. His practise focuses on the duties of Cayman Islands directors general partners, liquidators and receivers in the hedge fund and private equity arenas, and he regularly acts for secured and unsecured creditors, limited partners and shareholders of distressed funds in connection with disputes arising out, or in anticipation of, events of default or unpaid redemptions or capital calls.

Directory feedback for Marc describes in as “extermely smooth and a good advocate” and notes that he “has seen everything in Cayman and comes into his own in real-time emergency litigation”.

Marc advises office holders and investors as to the role and funtion of liquidation and creditor committees and the interaction of Cayman and foreign insolvency proceedings. He also represents trustees and beneficiaires in relation to their rights under offhsore trust arrangements. His clients include investment banks, multinational corporations and financial services professional from a large number of onshore and offhsore jurisdictions.

Marc regularly contributes to legislative subcommmittees advising the Cayman Islands government as to the desirability and effect of proposed legislation concerning, for example, contractual rights of third parties, damages awarded in medical negligence actions, and contingency and conditional fee and third party funding arrangements.


Prior to joining Ogier in 2017, Marc was Cayman Islands Head of Litigation and Insolvency at another major offshore firm.


Marc graduated from Oxford University in 1997 and then in 2003 was admitted in England and Wales (non-practising) and then in 2008 was admitted in the Cayman Islands.

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

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Drawing on a robust network of offices across the world, Ogier fields a deep and experienced team which is routinely engaged on high-profile insolvencies, fraud cases, trust litigation, and fair value s.238 disputes. Arbitral award enforcement proceedings and contentious regulatory matters are further core workflows for the practice. The contentious group is jointly led by Cayman disputes head Jennifer Fox, trust disputes chair Rachael Reynolds KC, and global dispute resolution chief Marc Kish. William Jones maintains a robust restructuring and corporate recovery practice, where he handles matters ranging from schemes of arrangement and enforcement actions to contractual disputes and insurance claims. Newly promoted partner Christopher Levers focuses on insolvencies, while fellow counsel Deborah Barker Roye specialises in contentious trust and estate matters. Senior associate Nour Khaleq is also recommended.