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Kai’s practice involves working with insolvency practitioners, lenders, investors and service providers with a particular focus on insolvency and restructuring of Cayman Islands based hedge funds and other investment vehicles. His practice also spans general commercial litigation acting for a variety of corporate clients and he has a wide experience of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional litigation (including work with a regulatory and judicial review dimension) and often works closely with foreign attorneys.  Kai has also obtained extensive contentious trust experience representing both institutional trustees and beneficiaries, both onshore and offshore.

As well as litigation up to Appeal Court level, he has used alternative dispute resolution methods to successfully conclude disputes. Kai’s extensive experience in meeting commercial clients' needs and concerns allows him to adopt an imaginative and pro-active approach to restructuring and dispute resolution. 


  • Attorney-at-law - Cayman Islands
  • Solicitor - England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Advocate - Jersey
  • Member of STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) Cayman Council
  • INSOL International, Insolvency Lawyers Association
  • Member of RISA (Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association) Legal Regulatory Committee
  • Member of International Committee of National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER)

Industry Focus

  • Co-author of 'The Dispute Resolution Review 10th and 11th edition', published by The Law Reviews in 2018 and 2019


  • Band 5 – Chambers Global 2023, 2022 and 2021
  • Most of my experience with Bedell is with Kai McGriele who has an exceptional reputation in the Cayman Islands as a safe pair of hands and someone who really knows both the technical aspects of Cayman Islands law, but also is deeply plugged into the market.

    Caribbean Legal 500

  • Kai McGriele is of particular note. Always on point with his advice.

    Legal 500

  • Laura Hatfield and Kai McGriele are stand-out partners. Both are super responsive and engaged on matters where I have instructed them.

    Legal 500

  • Kai is incredibly easy to work with; he is available and hard-working.

    Chambers & Partners

  • Great understanding of client needs, great technical knowledge and calm, assured manner.

    Chambers & Partners

  • Kai McGriele is worthy of specific mention. He has a good market reputation and has an equally good depth of knowledge with respect to insolvency matters.

    Legal 500

  • The Cayman disputes team has good strength in insolvency and trust matters. Kai McGriele is a particular standout; knowledgeable and personable.

    Legal 500

  • Laura Hatfield and Kai McGriele, in particular, are excellent practitioners in the industry.

    Legal 500

  • Kai McGriele is our go-to partner. He has a wealth of experience, is knowledgeable concerning complex issues of Cayman law, and is a very reliable and collaborative colleague when the firms are working together. Importantly, Kai is a capable and well organised opponent and someone we always know will perform well on behalf of his clients.

    Legal 500