Mr Mark Goodman > Campbells > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Campbells
FLOOR 4, WILLOW HOUSE
CRICKET SQUARE
GRAND CAYMAN KY1-9010
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring

Position

Partner

Career

Mark is a partner in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where he specialises in insolvency, restructuring and investment fund litigation. Mark advises and appears in the Cayman Islands Courts on behalf of provisional and official liquidators, creditors, shareholders, directors, managers and other professional service providers in relation to a broad range of pre and post liquidation disputes. He has acted in litigation involving widely varying commercial contexts and structures, but his practice principally involves distressed and failed investment funds.

Notable instructions include acting for the JPLs of Luckin Coffee, Inc., a holding company for a group owning and running coffee shops throughout the People’s Republic of China, in a US$1 billion debt restructuring suit; acting for the Receivers of Green Dragon Gas, the largest company involved in the production of Coal Bed Methane gas and its distribution and sale in the PRC, in a US$300 million cross-border where Campbells is appointed as bond trustee; ating for a major fiduciary services provider in third party proceedings against Tangerine Investment Management Limited in a GBP150 million vicarious liability and breach of contract claim; and acting for the trustees of a high-value family trust, LOPAG Trust Reg. who are defendants to proprietary claims by two of the discretionary beneficiaries.

Mark regularly publishes articles and speaks at seminars and conferences on issues relevant to insolvency, restructuring and investment fund litigation.

Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Cayman Islands Law Society
  • INSOL
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Chairman, Recovery & Insolvency Specialist Association (Cayman) Ltd. (RISA)
  • International Insolvency Institute

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Mark GoodmanCampbells

Notably fielding an active restructuring and insolvency practice, Campbells‘ ‘outstanding‘ team is also well regarded for its capabilities in cross-border investment fund litigation, shareholder disputes, judicial review proceedings regarding CIMA fines, and Ponzi scheme lawsuits. The team is headed up by Guy Manning, an experienced litigator who regularly acts in a range of contentious matters before the domestic and foreign courts. Mark Goodman also regularly appears in court acting for various joint provisional liquidators in major restructuring cases. Liam Faulkner concentrates on distressed investment funds and shareholder disputes, while Andrew Pullinger is regarded by clients as ‘an absolute star‘ for his expertise in professional liability matters, international arbitrations, and investment fund litigation. Hamid Khanbhai – who was promoted to partner in April 2022 – is a seasoned barrister with a burgeoning focus on crypto-related disputes. Counsel Guy Cowan is recommended for winding up cases.

Cayman Islands > Insurance/reinsurance

Praised by clients for the depth of knowledge and experience in the market, Campbells‘ cross-practice insurance team acts for a litany of blue-chip clients on the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters. The team is jointly chaired by corporate head Alan Craig, a regular adviser to reinsurers and foreign insurers regarding capital market products, and litigator Mark Goodman, whose recent engagements include remediation advisory and regulatory reviews. Paul Kennedy advises a host of clients on matters at the intersections of insurance and corporate insolvency, while ‘superb‘ senior associate Jeremy Durston is noted for his capabilities in regulatory challenges. Associate Kate Hewitson is also recommended.

British Virgin Islands > Dispute resolution

The litigation, insolvency and restructuring BVI group at Campbells shares close ties with the firm’s Cayman office, offering key interoffice support in contentious cross-border matters. Mark Goodman, who is primarily based in Cayman, has assumed managerial responsibility for the BVI office, where Brian Child is the main contact for litigation involving insolvencies, trusts, shareholder disputes and asset trading, enforcement, and crypto-related issues. Child is especially rated for his ability ‘to maintain a balanced view of the case as a whole whilst immersing himself in its detail‘. Laura Gunn, who joined from CMS‘ London office in November 2021, has already begun to develop a strong local profile.