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Marcus specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency/restructuring, banking and financial services, commercial litigation and company law.

In recent years, Marcus has appeared in many high profile cases including Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers v Saad Investment Company Ltd and Others (year-long trial in the Cayman Islands of one of the largest fraud claims ever litigated), Heis v Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd (CA) (construction of a company voluntary arrangement relating to MF Global UK Limited), Citibank NA v Oceanwood Opportunities Master Fund (conflict of laws, construction of intercreditor agreement), Re Olympic Airlines SA (SC) (secondary insolvency proceedings in respect of former Greek national airline), Brazzill v Willoughby (CA) (status of monies deposited in an account with the Bank of England by Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander) and HHY Luxembourg SARL v Barclays Bank (CA) (construction of an inter-creditor agreement).

Marcus also has very significant offshore legal experience. Most recently in this regard, Marcus has been engaged in the year-long trial of Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company’s US$9bn claim in the Cayman Islands against various companies which previously formed part of the Saad Group. The trial was the largest which had ever taken place in the history of the Cayman Islands and one of the largest fraud claims ever litigated.


Called 2002 (Lincoln’s Inn).


Mansfield College, Oxford University (BA Hons Modern History); City University (PGDP Law); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Marcus HaywoodSouth Square ‘Marcus is very responsive, his advice is clear, concise and practical, and he really fights the client’s corner.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Marcus HaywoodSouth Square