Christopher Harlowe

'He is extremely mindful of how to solve Cayman issues and does so very shrewdly and cleverly, [he is] a strong strategic thinker.'

— Chambers Global, 2018

Christopher Harlowe



I'm a Partner in the Litigation and Insolvency department of our Cayman Islands office. I joined Mourant in 2014 from Speechly Bircham, where I was a Partner and Head of the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency group in London.

I am a recognised expert in contentious and non-contentious insolvency, restructuring and recovery work. I act for insolvency practitioners, lenders, distressed investors, security holders, directors, shareholders and all other stakeholders affected by financial distress.

Professional qualifications

I was admitted to practise in England and Wales (currently non-practising) in 1986. I was admitted as a Cayman Islands attorney in 2014.


I am a member of INSOL and R3.

What the directories say

Chambers and Partners Global 2021 notes Christopher is a "very effective" lawyer and state, "He is an experienced partner and a good strategic thinker for big cases." 

"Christopher Harlowe is an extraordinary lawyer, who is highly intelligent and has deep knowledge of Cayman law and procedure.", Legal 500, 2020."

"He has a very good following in Cayman and he is known for being a very experienced and polished insolvency lawyer with some pedigree.", Chambers and Partners, 2020.

Chambers Global, 2019 states that, "He is extremely mindful of how to solve Cayman issues and does so very shrewdly and cleverly." The same source praised Harlowe as "a strong strategic thinker."

'Sources consider Christopher Harlowe to be "very smart, thorough, knowledgeable and capable, with a laser-like focus on the problem." He acts on disputes relating to liquidations, as well as fund and trust cases and disputes arising from mergers. Interviewees describe him as "a wonderful international litigator."' Chambers Global, 2019.

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019, describes Christopher as an 'exceptional' lawyer 'with impressive analytical and writing skills and deep knowledge and understanding of commercial law issues.'

Chambers Global, 2018, says Christopher is 'extremely mindful of how to solve Cayman issues and does so very shrewdly and cleverly.'

Christopher 'provides accurate and helpful answers', Legal 500, 2018.

Legal 500 Caribbean, 2015, lists Christopher as Recommended and describes his client service as 'excellent'.


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