Spencer Vickers is a Partner in the Cayman Islands Litigation & Restructuring practice.

Spencer has extensive experience advising clients on a range of insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation matters, including regulatory disputes. This includes frequently advising clients on applications regarding the appointment of liquidators/receivers. Spencer also regularly advises clients in relation to a wide range of information gathering proceedings. This includes frequently advising on Norwich Pharmacal orders, shareholders’ rights of access to company information, and requests for information/documents under the Data Protection Act, Proceeds of Crime Act and Criminal Justice (International Cooperation) Act.

He has represented investment firms, insurance businesses (including captive insurers and their professional advisors), insolvency professionals and sovereign states on a range of complex cross-border matters with specific experience in the financial services, insurance, cryptocurrency and health industries.

Spencer is an experienced advocate. He appears frequently before the Grand Court and Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands and has been praised by the Court for his “persistent eloquence”.

Following his appointment to the Board of Directors in 2022, Spencer was recently appointed Co-Chairperson of the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association of the Cayman Islands (RISA Cayman). RISA Cayman is the INSOL chapter for the Cayman Islands and has over 400 members (consisting of accountants and lawyers specialising in Cayman Islands restructuring and insolvency). Spencer is also an author, presenter and course coordinator of the INSOL Introductory Certificate in Insolvency Law and Practice in the Cayman Islands.



  • Advising in relation to complex and high-profile shareholder disputes. See, for example, In re Virginia Solution SPC Ltd.
  • Acting and appearing on behalf of the State of Kuwait in relation to a successful application to obtain documents under the Confidential Information Disclosure Act. See: In the Matter of Kuwait Ports Authority.
  • Advising both creditor and contributory petitioners in relation to the winding up of several Cayman companies, including the appointment of provisional liquidators. Appearing as sole counsel on both contested and non-contested hearings.
  • Advising on responses to Production Orders issued by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) under the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Criminal Justice (International Cooperation) Act.
  • Advising on responses to Data Subject Access Requests issued by individuals under the Data Protection Act.
  • Advising clients on the enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in the Cayman Islands. See, for example, In the matter of LAM Global Management LTD II.
  • Advising clients in relation to the appointment of receivers to segregated portfolios and liquidators / provisional liquidators to companies. Appearing as sole counsel before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands in relation to such matters. See, for example: In the Matter of Pacific Fertility Institutes Holding Company Limited and In the Matter of ICGI.
  • Acting and appearing on behalf a multi-national solar energy company (formerly listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange) in successfully discharging a Mareva injunction and removing receivers, and striking out a creditor’s winding up petition. See: Hudson Capital Solar Infrastructure v Sky Solar Holdings Ltd; and Re Sky Solar Holdings Ltd.
  • Acting and appearing on behalf of the liquidators of Lung Ming Mining Co. Ltd in relation to novel issues regarding the completion of the winding up of the company. See: In the Matter of Lung Ming Mining Company Limited.


Professional Background

  •  Senior Solicitor, Russell McVeagh, Auckland, New Zealand
  •  Secondment, Corporate Lawyer, Bank of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand


  • Keble College, Oxford – South Eastern Circuit Bar Mess Foundation Advanced International Advocacy Course, 2019
  • College of Law – Professional Legal Studies Course, 2011
  • University of Auckland – LLB and BCom (Finance), 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Attorney-at-Law, Cayman Islands, 2017
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2011

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2024 edition (and since 2019) of Legal 500 Caribbean (dispute resolution)
  • Recognised in the 2020 edition (and 2019) of Global Restructuring Review 100


  • INSOL International
  • RISA, Cayman Islands (Co-Chairperson, Director and Education Committee)
  • Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association