Mark A. Russell
Mark A. Russell is the Head of Insolvency & Restructuring at KSG, practising in the areas of insolvency, restructuring, fraud and commercial litigation. Mark brings a unique mix of transactional and litigation experience to both contentious and advisory mandates.
Mark has acted on most of the biggest insolvency and litigation matters in the Cayman Islands over the last 5 years, including XiO Group, Abraaj, Saad Group, Platinum Partners and Caledonian Bank. He also recently appeared as counsel for a US court-appointed receiver, successfully obtaining the first published decision recognizing a foreign receiver’s appointment over a Cayman Islands company.
He regularly advises and acts for liquidators, creditors, shareholders and other stakeholders in cross-border and local insolvency, restructuring and litigation matters. He has appeared before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. A team player, Mark works closely with onshore advisers and has provided expert evidence on Cayman law to the United States Bankruptcy Court.
Mark also has broad and varied industry experience with special expertise in banking, financial services, energy, oil and gas, mining, fisheries, marine, transportation and telecommunications.
Mark has presented and spoken at various conferences and seminars on insolvency law, fraud, personal property security law and the international law of the sea.
In 2014 Mark completed a Master of Laws (with Distinction) with a specialization in international business law through the University of London (University College London and Queen Mary). He previously attended the University of Western Ontario (LLB, 2008) and Memorial University of Newfoundland (BBA, 2005).