Viewing: Insolvency for Alexander Heylin

Year of call: 2000 England and Wales; 2011 Turks and Caicos; 2015 Cayman; 2016 British Virgin Islands
Alexander is experienced in many areas of insolvency law both domestic and international both advising and conducting the hearings. Clients include banks, lending institutions, accountants, major companies, and bond holders. He regularly provides advice, advocacy and drafting in the following areas -
• Administrations
• Administrative receivers
• Allegations of misfeasance
• Asset-tracing and recovery
• Bankruptcy
• Clawback Claims
• Cross-border (including EC Regulation, the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations and UNCITRAL model law)
• Directors’ disqualification
• Fraudulent and wrongful trading
• Liquidation (including application for appointment of provisional Liquidator)
• Statutory demands
• Transactions at an under value including S.423 applications
• Voluntary arrangements and ‘pre -packed’ liquidations
• Winding up in the public interest
Alexander also acts in matters of personal bankruptcy. He has acted for trustees in bankruptcy, supervisors/nominees in IVAs, as well as insolvency practitioners, debtors, creditors and bankrupts. He has extensive experience of contested statutory demands, bankruptcy petitions, contested annulment of bankruptcy proceedings, transactions at an undervalue and transaction avoidance and applications by trustees in bankruptcy and those concerning IVAs and CVAs.
Cross Border Insolvency
Much large-scale insolvency work has an international or cross border element. Alexander had been involved in high value multi – jurisdictional insolvencies. These include cases involving Cayman, British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Turks and Caicos. Alexander has been called to the bar and has appeared regularly in the courts of Cayman, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos.
Alexander is particularly well placed to provide this multi-specialism advice and representation at hearings.
These large-scale international insolvencies regularly throw up complex issues involving a wide range of legal disciplines including company law, fraud, trusts and property rights and interim applications, such as for anti-suit injunctions, to enforce arbitral awards, permission to serve out of the jurisdiction, injunctions to restrain presentation of petitions and freezing and proprietary injunctions.
Alexander studied for a Masters (LLM) in International and US Corporate law at NYU Law, one of the top 5 law schools in the US. He also studied US bankruptcy law under Judge Gonzalez, former head of Southern District New York Bankruptcy Court, and international bankruptcy at Columbia Law School under Jodie Kirshner.
Examples of Notable Cases
- Lead Counsel successfully defending two Respondents in a 10 day High Court trial in response to a GBP 3 million claim from a Liquidator for several allegations including Fraudulent Trading and Dishonest Assistance. (2021)
- Lead Counsel acting for IP’s representing victims of $300 million Ponzi scheme operated out of Dubai. Cross border issues on insolvency law in several jurisdictions with a vast amount of documentation to be analysed. (2018)
- Lead Counsel for purchasers of Ritz Carlton (West Caicos) in insolvency action relating to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. (2014)
Basic French
Ranked Tier 1 in Company and Insolvency
Legal 500 2023
Ranked Tier 1 in Company and Insolvency
Legal 500 2022
BA Newcastle University
CPE / BVC College of Law
LLM Surrey (part time) – Employment Law
LLM NYU Law – Corporate Law
TEP – Trust and Estate Practioner as designated by STEP

Latest News & Publications

Alexander Heylin and Annie Townley successfully acted in the trial on behalf of the 6th and 7th Respondents against whom all claims were dismissed...

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2021
Extension of existing restrictions on enforcement and entirely new proposed restrictions on landlord action...

Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021
Further extension of restrictions on winding-up and suspension of wrongful trading liability to 30 June 2021; temporary Part A1 moratorium rules extended to 30 September 2021...

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021