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Jason Mbakwe

Senior Associate




Jason Mbakwe is a senior associate in Carey Olsen's dispute resolution and litigation team. He focuses his practice on contentious restructuring and insolvency matters, complex commercial litigation, regulatory and white collar crime investigations.

Jason has extensive experience advising a broad range of stakeholders in distressed situations, including financial institutions, investment funds, bondholders, ad hoc committees, corporate debtors, directors and insolvency practitioners.

Jason regularly advises in relation to formal insolvency procedures in the Cayman Islands; shareholder disputes; minority oppression and directors’ duties; asset recovery; the enforcement of domestic and foreign judgments; information gathering, including Norwich Pharmacal relief; various forms of injunctive relief, including freezing and receivership orders.


Jason graduated with an LLB in European Law from the University of Warwick and a diploma in German Contract Law from the University of Konstanz. He then completed the LPC at The University of Law in Moorgate, London. Before joining Carey Olsen, Jason trained and qualified in the London office of Morrison & Foerster and also practised at Dechert in London.

Jason is a member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association of the Cayman Islands (RISA) and also the Young Fraud Lawyers' Association. Jason speaks several languages and is proficient in both French and German.