Practice AreasLitigation and Dispute Resolution, Insolvency, Commercial disputes, Fraud and White-Collar Crime, Regulation and Compliance, Mediation
Ilona Groark advises on all aspects of commercial and insolvency claims, including enforcement issues. She has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes, shareholder disputes and issues arising from corporate fraud. Her current practice focuses on resolving issues in relation to cross-border insolvencies and restructurings.
Prior to joining Priestleys and being admitted in the Cayman Islands, Ilona worked at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London for 10 years where she specialised in complex, cross-border claims acting for banking and financial services clients, large corporates, directors, insolvency practitioners, creditors and shareholders.
Ilona graduated from the University of Cambridge (Downing College) in 2003 with an honours degree in Law. She was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2007 and subsequently became a solicitor-advocate and an accredited mediator.
She was Lord Justice Jackson’s judicial assistant during the Review of Civil Litigation Costs in 2009 and was seconded to work in-house at a major bank in 2011 where she assisted on matters relating to LIBOR investigations and shareholder actions.
Ilona is a member of the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA), INSOL International, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and 100 Women in Finance.