Shantanu advises and acts for and against office holders in various corporate and personal insolvency proceedings. He also advises before, during and after non-insolvency proceedings on the recoverability of actual or prospective awards of damages both here and abroad.
He recently acted for a liquidator in a case involving the enforceability of a “debt” arising from MTIC fraud and the repatriation of funds held in the Dutch Antilles and subject to the First Curacao International Bank (FCIB) protocol.
In Withers LLP v Harrison-Welch  BPIR 145 (QB) he successfully defended claims by a well known firm of solicitors to set aside a property transaction under s 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and for non-party costs under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981.
He advised a major financial services provider on its policy as regards personal guarantees in the event of the guarantor’s bankruptcy.
He acted for individuals seeking to set-aside statutory demands for £15m served by a lender.
He has advised leading hedge funds on the restructure / recovery of multi-million pound investments and the enforceability of securities.
In Paulin v Paulin & Cativo Limited (in liquidation) Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 221,  1 WLR 1057,  3 All ER 88n,  2 FCR 477,  2 FLR 354,  Fam Law 567,  BPIR 572 he acted for the liquidators of an Isle of Man company in a family dispute involving the lifting / piercing of the corporate veil and the annulment of a bankruptcy order procured by abuse of process.
He is the co-editor, with 3 other members of chambers, of the Insolvency section of Butterworths Civil Court Precedents.
Aluminium, fish and some unusual collateral: the pitfalls of lending on the security of your own shares – Journal of International Banking and Financial Law – July/August 2011 – Robert Tchenguiz’s unusual loan arrangements with his Icelandic bankers.
Insolvency set-off and security: anomaly or principled exception? – Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (2009) 11 JIBFL 652 (insolvency).
Reverse Gear – Part 1 and Part 2 – New Law Journal (2009) 159 NLJ 1015 and 159 NLJ 1053 – Paulin v Paulin & Cativo Ltd and a judge’s jurisdiction to change his mind between judgment and order of the court – the test on an application to annul a bankruptcy on the debtor’s own petition.