Ian Mann

Partner, Harneys

Ian Mann is head of Harneys’ Offshore Litigation and Restructuring Department in Hong Kong and is a leading offshore litigator, senior tactician and thought leader.

Mr. Mann specialises in restructuring, insolvency, shareholders’ disputes and contentious trusts and has extensive experience in cross-border and conflict of laws dilemmas. He has been involved in every major recent restructuring involving offshore entities in the region and some of Asia’s highest value contentious estate litigation. A barrister by training, Mr. Mann is an experienced advocate and regularly appears on behalf of elite families, usually being retained long-term for strategic offshore litigation advice.

Mr. Mann is consistently ranked as top tier in his field by Chambers and Legal 500 and was recognised as one of the world’s leading asset recovery, restructuring & insolvency and private client lawyers by Who’s Who Legal 2016. He is one of only five offshore lawyers ranked as outstanding in both the 2016 and 2017 ALB Offshore Client Choice Lists.

The mighty Dragon has changed direction. It has begun to breathe fire West, across an ancient route through the Taklimakan Desert, bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the South and the Pamir...
6 March 2018
In the Cayman Islands, a scheme of arrangement must be approved by a dual majority of those present and voting: a simple majority by number and a 75% majority by value. The intention is to strike a...
2 February 2018
INSOL International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals is a world-wide federation of national associations for accountants and lawyers who specialise in...
11 October 2017
In the recent case of In the matter of Shanda Games Limited, FSD 14 OF 2016 (NSJ) (July 2017) it was held by Justice Segal that the Court has jurisdiction to admit new evidence and order a...
18 August 2017
In October 2016, a select panel of esteemed judges from eight jurisdictions met in Singapore for the inaugural Judicial Insolvency Network (“JIN”) Conference.  The judges were from Australia (...
8 December 2016
An event like the “Panama Papers” has raised questions about the restrictions on disclosure of information in offshore jurisdictions. In response to these concerns, on 15 July 2016, the Governor of...
13 September 2016
To get an overview of the major insolvency and restructuring-related legal developments in 2015 and a prediction of how the landscape may shift in 2016, Hong Kong Lawyer reached out to Ian Mann, head...
1 March 2016
Hong Kong does not have an equivalent regime to the United States “debtor in possession” Chapter11 Bankruptcy Code or United Kingdom administration to facilitate the rescue of an insolvent company....
4 November 2015
In the eagerly-awaited United Kingdom (“UK”) Supreme Court judgment with regard to the conjoined appeals of Rubin v Eurofinance SA and New Cap Reinsurance Corpn Ltd v Grant [2012] UKSC 46, the Law...
3 December 2012
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