Shaun Folpp

Shaun Folpp

'Shaun has detailed knowledge, vast experience, determination to prevail and a commercial approach'

Overview

I lead our Litigation and Restructuring & Insolvency practices in Asia.

Prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 2015, I spent almost a decade practising in the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands.

I have extensive experience acting both for and against insolvency practitioners in all forms of external administrations, as well as acting for parties in general commercial, financial services and trust disputes.

I also have considerable experience advising on corporate governance matters, including in relation to directors' duties. I’m regularly retained by parties in proceedings which seek the appointment of liquidators – including in relation to listed companies.

I’ve acted for or against liquidators in many large liquidations to come before the BVI and Cayman Islands courts. And I also act for parties involved in restructuring matters, including schemes of arrangement and mergers.

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands
  • Admitted in England and Wales (currently non-practising)
  • Admitted in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, 2003 (currently non-practising)

Memberships

  • The American Bankruptcy Institute
  • INSOL International

Work highlights

  • Acting for China Fishery Group in its efforts to restructure its affairs, including significant debt, which saw a petition for winding-up brought against it in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands
  • Acting for the liquidators of Weavering generally, including in relation to the landmark proceedings brought against the company’s directors for breach of duty
  • Advising Ku De Ta in relation to the very high-profile dispute concerning the Ku De Ta nightclub located at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Acting for Natural Dairy, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK), in defence of winding-up proceedings currently before the Cayman Islands Court
  • Acting for the liquidators of the two Kingate funds in addition to those appointed over Victory Life and Pension Assurance Company, the first ever liquidation of a BVI insurance company.

What the directories say

'Shaun Folpp heads the litigation and restructuring and insolvency practice in Asia. He possesses significant experience in insolvency matters as well as general commercial litigation,' Chambers Global, 2019.

Shaun is credited for his 'detailed knowledge, vast experience, determination to prevail and a commercial approach' and is also listed as a Ranked Lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017.

Shaun is ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Banking, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency, IFLR1000, 2016.

Shaun is listed as Recommended in Legal 500 Caribbean, 2015.

'Shaun Folpp heads Mourant Ozannes' litigation group and earns widespread plaudits from clients, who say: 'He's strong technically, and very good on his feet in court'. One interviewee added: 'He's also able to break down complex legal issues into simple language',' Chambers Global, 2015. Shaun is ranked in Dispute Resolution.

IFLR1000, 2015, ranks Shaun as a Leading Lawyer in Banking, Capital Markets, M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency.