Glen Davis KCKC 2011, Called to the Bar 1992
Glen is a senior silk specialising in domestic and cross-border insolvency and restructuring, and in commercial disputes complicated by insolvency. His contentious and advisory commercial practice has extended over some thirty years to banking and financial services, insurance, shipping, company and partnership disputes, civil fraud and professional negligence.
His recent work has included issues arising from the collapse of Greensill Capital, energy company insolvency (Bulb, Simple), retail and hotel insolvencies, and investment bank (and other) special administrations, including Strand Capital, WealthTek.
Siginficant cases since taking silk in 2011 have included the first special administrations of investment banks (MF Global, Worldspreads), significant Gibraltar insurance liquidations (Lemma Europe Insurance, Hill Insurance), cases involving offshore trusts (Jersey, Guernsey)and financial structures (including Hong Kong/Cayman), cases arising from shipping collapses in Europe and the Far East (including Korea Lines Corporation and Sanko), major European restructurings including Bulgaria Telecom, cases arising from the Irish financial collapse, substantial claims against directors, and law firm and other partnership insolvencies.
Many of his cases have had an international dimension. He has appeared in the Courts of Gibraltar, Dubai, British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
Glen is appointed to act as a Senior Decision Maker for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and has acted for the financial services regulators of the UK and of a number of offshore jurisdictions. He served for 10 years as a member of the Insolvency Rules Committee in the UK. He edits the Butterworths Insolvency Law Handbook. , and has also advised the Government of Gibraltar and a number of domestic and foreign Government- related organisations about insolvency, company and regulatory law reform and implementation. He takes a particular interest in Africa and chaired the Africa Committee of the Commercial Bar Association.
Glen is ranked in the leading Directories under: Insolvency or Restructuring/Insolvency (‘A very clever and senior silk who rolls up his sleeves and gets deep into the detail. A great choice for insolvency’; ‘extremely hard-working, thorough and approachable’); Company (‘Strengths: work ethic, availability, approachability, persuasiveness’); Offshore (‘noted for his specialist knowledge in Guernsey and Gibraltar’). Previous comments have described him as a ‘calm, measured and authoritative professional’ who is ‘excellent on thorny, technical disputes’, and as ‘extremely experienced and a real big hitter in cross-border insolvency litigation’ and as ‘An immensely knowledgeable and experienced practitioner’ for Company and Partnership work.