Mr John O'Driscoll > Walkers > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Insolvency and Dispute Resolution


John O’Driscoll is based in Walkers’ London office where he is a member of the Global Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Group. John specialises in contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters. John advises on all forms of formal appointments of insolvency officeholders in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Ireland and advises creditors, debtors, private equity and hedge funds and other stakeholders. He has worked on aspects of large international restructurings including MF Global, Lehman Brothers and Nortel and has significant experience in insolvency litigation having worked on multi-jurisdictional disputes. ​ Prior to his move to the London office John also worked in the firm’s Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands offices.


Prior to joining Walkers, John spent six years at a big five law firm in Dublin followed by five years at international law firms in London.​


John is a member of INSOL and R3.


Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Trinity College Dublin | ADMITTED IN: British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Ireland; England and Wales (not practising); New York (not practising).

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Operating at ‘the top of the market’, Walkers’ Cayman Islands focused practice is highlighted for its robust expertise across banking and finance, investment funds and litigation. Managing partner Jack Boldarin  is consistently singled out for his transactional expertise in BVI law. Backed by an enviable client roster made up of leading US and European banks and energy companies including Saudi Aramco, the team has an extensive coverage across the EMEA region. Key contacts include newly promoted parter Catherine Overton, joint heads of insolvency Fraser Hern  and John O’Driscoll , and Sara Hall who heads the regulatory practice. Tatziana Paraguacuto co-heads the investment funds practice with Hughie Wong . On the asset finance side, Mark Galazzi is the key name. The group also has a London based Bermuda team led by Neil McDonald  and Patrick Ormond​​​​ who is rated by clients.