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Martin Ouwehand

| Call 2002

Profile: Overview

Martin has substantial experience and expertise in many areas of corporate and commercial dispute resolution and insolvency. He is extremely versatile, both as an adviser and an advocate having acted for many different kinds of clients including small businessmen, financial institutions, funds, high net worth individuals and insolvency practitioners. He has recently been described as being "very practical and commercially focused" in his insolvency practice by Legal 500, 2018.

Experience and Expertise

Martin specialises in commercial litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, and contentious insolvency. Martin was a Barrister with a leading commercial chancery set in Lincoln’s Inn before joining Appleby, a leading global offshore law firm, in 2009 to practice as a Barrister and Attorney in Bermuda. He joined Radcliffe Chambers in 2015 upon his return to practice at the London Bar.

Martin was ranked as a 'Leader in his Field' by Chambers Global 2015 and described as 'thoughtful with a good understanding of complex issues.'.

Martin holds an Economics degree and a Law degree with Honours from Monash University in Australia. He has been admitted in a number of jurisdictions, including Australia, Bermuda and New York and is experienced in cross-border matters.



Contributor to Corporate Rescue and Insolvency Journal, LexisNexis UK

Contributor to Insolvency Litigation: A Practical Guide, Sweet & Maxwell, 21 October 2016 (Chapter 10 on Cross-Border issues)

‘Friends and Benefits’: An Overview of the Apportionment of Contribution between Directors Guilty of Misfeasance, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency Journal,  April 2016 (2016) 2 CRI 53

The Availability of the Unfair Prejudice Remedy for Activist Shareholders of Public Companies, Journal of International Banking & Financial Law, March 2016 (2016) 3 JIBFL 146

Scheme of arrangement jurisdiction—providing for a sufficient connection (Re Codere Finance (UK) Ltd) LexisPSL Restructuring and Insolvency, 24 February 2016

Litigation remedies and rights: some key differences between Bermuda and the UK, The Lawyer, December 2013.

Bermuda – The Cambridge Gas in offshore restructuring and insolvency: not fit for all purposes, Euromoney’s Global Insolvency & Restructuring Review, 2012/2013.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Bermuda, Global Legal Insights (1st edition) 2012.

Offshore, but not Off-Centre: The Determination of COMI under Chapter 15, The Bankruptcy Strategist, March 2012.

Contributor to the quarterly R3 Recovery Magazine, 2008.





Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Bachelor of Economics

Public Access



Barrister, England and Wales

Attorney, State of New York and Southern District of New York (non-practising)

Barrister and Attorney, Bermuda (non-practising)

Barrister and Solicitor, Victoria, Australia (non-practising)


Other Details

VAT Registration Number: 225 6583 96

Bar Membership Number: 43914


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Martin Ouwehand
“thoughtful with a good understanding of complex issues”

Chambers Global