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South Square
South Square


Glen specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring, and in commercial disputes complicated by insolvency. His contentious and advisory commercial practice extends to banking and financial services, insurance, shipping, company and partnership disputes, civil fraud and professional negligence.

Since taking silk in 2011, Glen has been involved in the first special administrations of investment banks (MF Global, Worldspreads), two significant Gibraltar insurance liquidations (Lemma Europe Insurance, Hill Insurance), cases arising from shipping collapses in Europe and the Far East (including Korea Lines Corporation and Sanko), major restructurings including Bulgaria Telecom, cases arising from the Irish financial collapse, substantial claims against directors, and law firm insolvencies.

Glen has acted for the financial services regulators of the UK and of a number of offshore jurisdictions, and appointed to act as Senior Decision Maker for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. He served for 10 years as a member of the Insolvency Rules Committee in the UK, and has also advised the Government of Gibraltar and a number of domestic and foreign Government-related organisations about insolvency, company and regulatory law reform and implementation. He takes a particular interest in Africa and chairs the Africa Committee of the Commercial Bar Association.


Called 1992; QC 2011. CEDR-accrdited Mediator 1998; called to the Bar of Gibraltar 2013; called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court 2014; licensed to appear in the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre; appointed to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission’s panel of Senior Decision Makers 2015; appointed to INSOL International Mediation Panel 2015.


Spanish (conversational).


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), Fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, Fellow of the Society for Computers & Law, COMBAR (Chair, Africa Committee, 2007-; elected member, Executive, 2013-), Insolvency Lawyers’ Association, INSOL Europe.


Balliol College, Oxford University (1979 MA English, First Class); City University (1992 CPE).


Contemporary art and dance, football (Arsenal), photography.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Silks -

Glen Davis QC

South Square

Cerebral; ferociously bright.

London Bar > Insolvency

Within: Leading Silks -

Glen Davis QC

South Square

He has a quiet, assured manner and has excellent client skills with an authoritative demeanour.