Marc Kish Partner

Litigation & Insolvency
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Expertise and Professional Background

Marc Kish is a Partner in Harneys’ Cayman Litigation and Insolvency Group and has practised in the Cayman Islands since 2008. Prior to joining Harneys in 2014, Marc worked in the litigation and insolvency department of Maples and Calder. He routinely advises on contentious and non-contentious restructurings and insolvency proceedings, fraud and asset tracing claims and commercial litigation. His client base includes investment banks, multinational corporations and financial services professionals from a large number of onshore and offshore jurisdictions. 

Marc has a substantial advisory practice focused on the duties of Cayman Islands directors, general partners, liquidators and receivers in the hedge fund and private equity arenas, and regularly acts for secured and unsecured creditors, limited partners and shareholders of distressed funds in connection with disputes arising out, or in anticipation of, events of default or unpaid redemptions or capital calls. He regularly advises office holders and investors as to the role and function of liquidation and creditor committees and the interaction of Cayman and foreign insolvency proceedings. He also represents trustees and beneficiaries in relation to their rights under offshore trust arrangements.

Marc has served on several legislative subcommittees advising the Cayman Islands government as to the desirability and effect of proposed legislation concerning, for example, contractual rights of third parties, damages awarded in medical negligence actions, and contingency and conditional fee and third party funding arrangements. Marc is also a contributor to The Offshore Litigation Blog, a Harneys blog that shares news and views about litigation, dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency offshore.

Marc is recommended by Chambers and Legal 500.

Directories

Chambers and Partners: Marc is described as “a good advocate,” and is noted for his oral presentation skills. He “attracts high praise for his considered and thoughtful approach”.

Legal 500: Marc is recommended by Legal 500 in their Cayman rankings and is described as a lawyer who “has seen everything in Cayman and comes into his own in real-time emergency litigation”. Marc “provides sound legal advice on difficult and complex matters”.

Who’s Who Legal 2017: Marc is recognised as being amongst the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers. According to one client, “He has consistently provided clear, concise, timely, well-researched and balanced legal advice; he is highly knowledgeable and acutely aware of the commercial environment."  

Education & Admissions

Education
University of Oxford (MA) 1997
Bar Admissions
England and Wales (non-practising) – 2003
Cayman Islands – 2008

Expertise

Cayman Islands
Litigation
Restructuring and Insolvency
Russia
Cayman Litigation & Insolvency
Cayman Restructuring & Insolvency
Distressed Funds
London Litigation

Publications

Managing and resolving hedge fund and private equity disputes continues to be a key area of focus, according to Corporate Disputes. Harneys Partner Marc Kish shared insights with Corporate Disputes from the offshore perspective in a roundtable... read more