Barnaby Gowrie is a partner in the firm's Insolvency & Dispute Resolution Group primarily based in the Cayman Islands. Barney also leads the Walkers Middle East based Insolvency & Dispute Resolution offering in Dubai. Barnaby has spent an extensive amount of time in the Middle East. Barnaby specializes in the complex international contentious and non-contentious restructuring of Cayman Islands companies and partnerships. Given Barnaby's onshore background in structured finance, he has a particular specialism in restructuring distressed structured finance vehicles and has assisted a wide range of market participants (issuers, noteholders, managers and service providers) in providing value added, innovative solutions. He also regularly advises existing stakeholders and creditors, debtors, private equity and hedge funds, insolvency practitioners (including Court appointed liquidators) and other advisors with respect to insolvent or distressed situations. Notably, in recent years, Barnaby has advised on a number of contentious insurance matters, professional negligence matters as well as a broad range of contentious private equity/hedge fund litigation matters.