J. Ross McDonough

Cayman Islands

Floor 4, Willow House, Cricket Square,
PO Box 884, George Town
Grand Cayman

Tel: +1 345 914 5859
Fax: +1 345 949 8613

Email: rmcdonough@campbellslegal.com
Web: www.campbellslegal.com

Managing Partner and Head of Campbells’ Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group Ross frequently acts in complex international insolvencies, restructurings and security enforcements and is regularly retained by local and overseas insolvency professionals, directors, fund administrators, auditors, creditors and investors in connection with all aspects of the restructuring and winding up of companies, investment funds, limited partnerships, SIV’s and structured finance entities.

He has specific experience of coordinating cross-border appointments and obtaining recognition and assistance for insolvency professionals appointed by foreign courts. Having practiced continuously in the Cayman Islands since 1994, Ross is one of the most experienced litigators at the Cayman bar and has acted in more than 40 reported cases and was admitted in the British Virgin Islands in 2008. He is also regularly engaged to give expert evidence on issues of Cayman Islands law in proceedings before foreign courts.

Ross was named 2014’s Most Regarded Cayman Islands Insolvency Practitioner by Acquisition International Magazine. He is also ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global 2015 for Dispute Resolution and is described as “tactically perfect, and his advocacy is perfectly presented and persuasive.”

Campbells’ Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Group is widely recognised as a market leader in the Cayman Islands and as having a strong and growing practice in the British Virgin Islands.

The Group acts for local and overseas insolvency professionals, creditors, investors, directors and other professional service providers in connection with all aspects of the restructuring and winding up of companies, investment funds, limited partnerships and structured finance entities. Our 15 litigators have the experience and strength in depth to handle the largest and most complex liquidations and restructurings. We have specific experience of co-ordinating cross-border appointments, obtaining injunctions, assisting with gathering evidence and obtaining recognition and assistance from overseas courts.

We take pride in our responsiveness and levels of service, the quality of our advice and advocacy, and above all our long track record of achieving our clients’ objectives in and out of court. The size of our team enables us to ensure that each case is staffed appropriately, which in turn leads to cost efficiencies and value for our clients.

Campbells have been leading the way for over 43 years, advising both local and international clients on Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law. We are regularly trusted to advise some of the most prominent names in finance, investment, insolvency and insurance and are frequently involved in the largest and most complex transactions in both jurisdictions.

Our legal team is internationally recognised for their expertise by leading directories and trade publications and we are also proud to be actively involved in the development of legislation, sitting on critical government legislative committees.

Peers recommend him as “a perennial favourite on the island – he is good at fighting for his clients and is a safe pair of hands with a wealth of experience.”
Chambers & Partners