Christopher Harlowe

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."


I'm a Partner in the Litigation and Insolvency department in our Cayman Islands office. I joined the firm 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

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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