Jennifer Colegate > Collas Crill > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile
Collas Crill Offices
Floor 2, Willow House Cricket Square
PO Box 709
Grand Cayman KY1-1107
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Jennifer is a commercial litigator specialising in cross-border insolvency and restructuring .
Jennifer has extensive experience advising on various issues arising in complex cross-border insolvencies, most notably arising from her engagement by the provisional liquidators to a number of Lehman Brothers entities in the Asia-Pacific region, and more recently in connection with the liquidation of Caledonian Bank Limited.
Jennifer has assisted in advising on restructurings of SIVs, RMBS vehicles and other structured products adversely affected by the financial and liquidity crises touching on a range of jurisdictions. Related to her insolvency work, Jennifer has regularly advised on matters concerning asset-tracing and recovery.
Prior to moving to Cayman, Jennifer worked at Mayer Brown JSM, Hong Kong in their Asian restructuring team. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2012, Jennifer was a senior associate in London specialising in contentious insolvency matters, having joined Mayer Brown International LLP in 2007 following completion of pupillage at South Square Chambers.
In addition to her time in private practice, Jennifer has spent extended periods of time on secondment to banking clients in both London and Hong Kong.
- Advising the liquidators of nine Lehman Brothers Hong Kong entities on a range of issues and reported cases arising (2009-2016)
- Advising the Vietnamese ship building corporation, Vinashin, on issues concerning an English law scheme of arrangement
- Advising the receivers in restructuring the Golden Key. SIV
- Advising the liquidity providers of the Cheyne Finance SIV
- Advising the liquidator of New Cap Reinsurance on an application under s426 Insolvency Act 1986 for the purpose of instigating clawback actions
Mayer Brown, 2007-2016 (secondments: Morgan Stanley 2011-2012, HSBC Legal Counsel 2015)
Ogier, Cayman, 2016-2017
Jennifer joined Collas Crill in 2017 and was made Partner is 2020.
University of Oxford, BCL, Law 2005-2006
Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution(Next Generation Partners)
Collas Crill‘s ‘wonderful‘ dispute resolution team continues to concentrate its position in the Cayman Islands, advising a strong mix of international corporate clients and asset managers on cross-border restructurings, s.238 cases, and fraud and asset tracing matters, particularly for and regarding Chinese entities. Office managing partner Stephen Leontsinis‘ recent engagements include arbitral award enforcement proceedings and big-ticket insurance disputes, while Matthew Dors is particularly noted for his cross-border insolvency capabilities. Rocco Cecere is widely regarded for the depth of his shareholder merger appraisal litigation practice, routinely handling high-stakes cases before the Court of Appeal. Jennifer Colegate is praised for her proficiency in insolvent restructuring matters and, increasingly, on matters arising from the Middle East. Counsel Natascha Steiner-Smith is recommended for commercial contract disputes and financial services sector matters.