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Ian Mann

Asia Managing Partner
Hong Kong

Tel: +852 5806 7836
Email: [email protected]

Practice areas

BVI and Cayman Islands shareholder disputes; Restructuring & insolvency; Fraud & asset tracing; Contentious trusts disputes


Ian Mann is our Asia managing partner and the long-term head of our Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring Group in Hong Kong. He is a leading litigator, senior tactician and thought leader. Clients benefit from Mann’s extensive insight and industry knowledge.

Mann specialises in restructuring, insolvency, shareholder disputes and contentious trusts. He is an experienced advocate and continues to appear in court regularly. He has been involved in every major recent restructuring in the region involving offshore entities. He is also a specialist in cross-border and conflict of laws dilemmas.

He regularly appears on behalf of elite families and is usually retained on a long-term basis for strategic global offshore litigation advice.

Mann lectures often to judicial, professional and academic bodies and is regularly asked to provide expert opinion on offshore law to various courts of law. He is the author of both of the leading offshore textbooks on British Virgin Islands Commercial Law and Bermuda Commercial Law and is a contributor to The Offshore Litigation Blog.

Mann is a member of the INSOL Technical Research Committee, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Insolvency Institute and Harneys Listco Dispute Unit, as well as a qualified Trusts and Estates Practitioner.


Mann is consistently ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer in Asia where he is described as being a “very well-known and well trusted” practitioner in the market. “He is a very active lawyer who quickly gets across the issues, facts and laws in a case.” Chambers and Partners, 2019

Mann is recognized as “quite simply the best offshore lawyer in Hong Kong” and regarded as “one of the go-to lawyers in Hong Kong for BVI and Cayman disputes”. Legal 500, 2019

Mann is one of 10 offshore lawyers recognised for client service in Asia. Asian Legal BusinessIan is recognised as a “name to know”. Global Restructuring Review, 2019

Mann is recognized as a Private Client Global Elite, Legal Week, 2019.

Mann has been ranked as a restructuring and GIR “thought leader”, he is also recognised as an expert in asset recovery, private client, and restructuring & insolvency. Who’s Who Legal, 2019

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