Today’s global restructuring and insolvency market is complex, driven by the increased use of offshore jurisdictions and the use of increasingly sophisticated financial products.
What we do
We advise stakeholders on maximizing value across multiple jurisdictions, often taking appointments as office holders to take control, realize assets and maximize recoveries by using the available remedies under local insolvency legislation.
We deliver a full-service international restructuring and insolvency practice operating throughout the UK, Cyprus, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Dubai International Financial Center in the UAE, Singapore, and Mauritius.
Our integrated team of experts advises clients on the full range of stressed and distressed corporates, resolving business disputes, mitigating risk, and managing operational as well as financial challenges including debt rescheduling and refinancings, workouts and restructurings. We advise on the optimal recovery strategy to maximize value including provisional liquidation, schemes of arrangement, administration, receivership and members’ and creditors’ voluntary liquidations.
We collaborate with stakeholders to develop recovery strategies to optimize value and have experience in maximizing overseas asset values, running accelerated M&A processes, tracing assets and monies which are held in, or have been diverted via, offshore financial centers.
Our experience extends to multi-jurisdictional insolvencies, foreign insolvency recognition proceedings and sophisticated information gathering tools (through our forensic services capability including eDisclosure). Our deep understanding of enforcement actions allows us to optimize outcomes for stakeholders.
One global team operating across borders
Our local teams, based in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific provide global coverage, advising clients on the full range of recovery scenarios, from informal restructuring and turnaround to formal insolvency appointments. Our vast experience in utilizing foreign recognition procedures, asset tracing supported by our deep investigations capability and enforcement actions by acting as office holders, enables us to maximize recoveries.
Our services in local markets
In addition to our work on cross-border matters, our global team comprises highly experienced restructuring and insolvency professionals located in key financial centers and jurisdictions around the world.
UK: we have teams throughout the UK including London, Manchester, Leeds, and Glasgow. Find out more about our UK teams here.
Asia-Pacific: based in Singapore, our team specializes in large and complex restructuring engagements in Asia, managing global mandates for clients throughout the region. Our Asia-Pacific team is further strengthened through a strategic alliance with Sydney-based Cathro & Partners. Find out more about our Asia Pacific team here.
Middle East: based in the DIFC, our team specializes in investigations on behalf of substantial stakeholders ranging from corporates to lenders and investors, including high net worth individuals and family offices. Find out more about our Middle East team here.
Caribbean: our teams based in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands provide comprehensive financial restructuring services and advice to underperforming and financially stressed businesses. Find out more about our Cayman team here and our British Virgin Islands team here.
Mainland Europe: our team in Cyprus advise stakeholders on developing recovery strategies to optimize value and take a pragmatic and commercial view on all instructions from clients to ensure we achieve the best outcome. Find out more about our Cyprus team here.
Africa: our team, based in Mauritius, helps organizations with a range of operational and financial challenges and takes traditional administration, receivership and liquidation appointments. Find out more about our Mauritius team here.
Our approach to maximizing stakeholder value
In order to maximize stakeholder value, we follow an established methodology to analyze and stabilize the situation, preserve value, execute a clear recovery strategy, and then realize value for stakeholders. We advise on the optimal recovery strategy, including provisional liquidations, schemes of arrangement, administrations, receiverships and liquidations.