HomeThe Hon. Nicholas Segal

Expert resume of The Hon. Nicholas Segal

Judge, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, Financial Services Division; barrister at Erskine Chambers in London; former Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert

Nick is a judge of the Grand Court in the Cayman Islands (assigned to the Financial Services Division). He was appointed in January 2015.  

Nick is also a barrister at Erskine Chambers, and former partner in the restructuring group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.

Prior to joining Freshfields in 2006 Nick was a partner in Allen & Overy in London (for fourteen years) and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York (for nearly four years).

Nick has specialised in a wide variety of work in commercial and banking law, restructuring, insolvency (including bank resolution) and litigation (with much of his work, including his litigation practice, having an international dimension).

Since 2007 he has advised: Northern Rock on its financial problems and nationalisation; the Bank of England on the Lehmans collapse, other failing financial institutions and bank resolution; the administrators of Heritable Bank, Kaupthing Bank and the Dunfermline Building Society; on the litigation relating to the proposed Lehmans scheme; the restructuring of Parex Bank (for the bank); on the rescue and disposal of British Midland to British Airways (advising the board of BMI); HM Government on Royal Mail; Anglo Irish Bank; the Trinidad Government on the resolution of the CLF Group; Stemcor on its global restructuring and parties to the LBIE Waterfall litigation.

Nick is dual qualified (England and New York). He was educated at Oxford University where he obtained a first class degree and now teaches. He has written and lectured extensively. He is one of the consulting editors of Totty, Moss and Segal on Insolvency (Sweet & Maxwell) and a contributor to a number of leading textbooks. He is a fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies and a trustee of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute. He is also on the editorial board of the International Insolvency Review,  the Journal of Corporate Law Studies and Insolvency Intelligence. He is the chair of the Oxford University Alumni Board and of the UK Foundation for International Law.