Stephen Leontsinis > 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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Stephen is Managing Partner and head of the Dispute Resolution department in the Cayman Islands. He has a demonstrated history of advocacy in the practice of corporate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on offshore insolvency and restructuring of companies.
Stephen’s practice has a strong focus on company law including corporate insolvency; schemes of arrangements; capital reductions; shareholder disputes; director’s liability; international asset tracing; the enforcement of foreign judgments; worldwide Mareva injunctions, Anton Piller orders, and Norwich Pharmacal orders. Stephen has significant contentious litigation experience arising from the representation of both liquidators, shareholders and creditors of companies and hedge funds including the claw back of fraudulent conveyances and undue preferences, allegations of investment fraud and investment manager disputes.
Since his appointment as Head of Dispute Resolution, Stephen has grown the team from two to eight lawyers, all with a strong background in insolvency and restructuring matters. Prior to joining the firm Stephen spent two and a half years in Miami as a member of a boutique litigation firm in the United States which focused on cross border insolvency and trust disputes.
Group One Advocates, 2003-2008, South Africa
Conyers, Dill & Pearman, 2009-2012, Cayman
Kobre & Kim LLP, 2012-2015, Miami
Collas Crill, 2015-present
Stephen was called as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2003 and has subsequently qualified as a solicitor-advocate of the High Court of England and Wales and a solicitor-advocate of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean.
Stephen was called to the Cayman Islands Bar in January 2009.
University of Stellenbosch, BA Law (LLB) 1995-2002
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Recognised for its ‘excellent strength in depth and ability to take on complex, high-value, multi-jurisdictional cases‘, Collas Crill‘s practice continues to act in high-profile and complex multi-jurisdictional insolvencies and restructurings. Widely regarded for his expertise in high-value shareholder merger appraisal litigation, especially against multi-billion dollar Chinese companies, Rocco Cecere routinely appears before the Court of Appeal. Matthew Dors is particularly noted for representing liquidators and stakeholders in contentious insolvencies and restructurings, while Jennifer Colegate regularly handles cross-border workouts and liquidations. Office managing partner Stephen Leontsinis leads the department and is active in multi-jurisdictional liquidations; he also leads the arbitration practice.