Rebecca Hume represents clients on complex commercial disputes and multi-jurisdictional insolvency cases. She is particularly skilled at cross-border debtor disputes, international fraud, asset tracing and recovery, and international judgement and award enforcement.

Rebecca's assignments often involve complex hedge funds and private equity structures. She is a solicitor often called upon to help clients realise value in distressed situations where there is large-scale fraud or wrongdoing.  Rebecca strategises to find creative solutions to trace and recover assets and monetise claims. Her clientele includes insolvency practitioners and foreign office holders of bankrupt estates, directors and officers, fund managers and administrators, investors and HNWIs located in onshore and offshore jurisdictions.

Rebecca spent over 12 years working offshore and was admitted to practice in the Cayman Islands and the BVI. As well as being involved in complex assignments in these jurisdictions, she frequently co-counsels with other law firms, particularly in the US and Europe.  She has pursued cases in many jurisdictions including the US, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Hong Kong and the PRC, successfully assisting her clients in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Rebecca regularly speaks at domestic and international conferences. She is on the Advisory Board of the ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE International Conference on fraud and asset recovery, and on the steering committee of Cambridge Forum's International Enforcement of Judgements and Awards Forum.

Rebecca is Europe Networks Director of IWIRC (International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation). She also sits on the IWIRC UNCITRAL Committee and is a member of the Europe Network. She is a member of R3 Association of Business Recovery professionals, INSOL and 100WF.

Recent work
  • Representing an onshore subsidiary following the collapse of one of the largest privately held corporations in the Caribbean. The claims against former directors are over $150m (US).
  • Representing the liquidating trustee of the Petters Ponzi scheme, which is worth more than $1bn (US) in investments. The multi-jurisdictional clawback and director officer claims are in excess of $300m (US), and involve a BVI liquidation, the US, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Bermuda.
  • Acting on behalf of a fund manager with AUM (assets under management) of approximately $1bn in respect of claims for unpaid management fees. The case follows the collapse and liquidation of a Cayman Master/Feeder Fund structure with losses of about $40m (US).
  • Defended a multi-billion-dollar offshore drilling contractor in an intercompany claim of approximately $100m (US). Through deploying a creative strategy which created leverage over the claimant, Rebecca successfully settled the claim for $15m (US).
  • Acting for a large Korean fund manager against a Cayman Islands-based hedge fund in the recovery of an investment valued at approximately $150m (US) which had collapsed due to a massive fraud.
  • Acting for a creditor in the recovery of about $150m (US) from Abraaj Holdings which collapsed following the misappropriation of over approximately $230m (US).
  • Recognised as a Thought Leader, Asset Recovery, Who's Who Legal 2023
  • Recognised as a Global Leader, Restructuring & Insolvency, Who's Who Legal 2023
  • Listed in Women in Restructuring 2023, Global Restructuring Review
  • Recognised as a Thought Leader, Asset Recovery, Who's Who Legal 2022
  • Recognised as a Thought Leader, Asset Recovery, Who's Who Legal 2021
  • "Sources recommend Rebecca as highly experienced and very active in asset recovery." Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery 2021
Did you know

Rebecca was a competitive ballroom and Latin American dancer for over 12 years.

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