“We work hand-in-hand with our colleagues across the globe to provide expert advice across a range of complex and distressed scenarios.”
Yuvraj Thacoor, Managing Director, Head of Mauritius
Our team in Mauritius
The team in Mauritius is led by Yuvraj Thacoor, a highly experienced restructuring and advisory professional with more than 30 years of experience, holding leadership roles in professional practices in the UK and Mauritius. Yuvraj is supported by Associate Director Luvy Thacoor, Head of Forensic Accounting Girish Daby, and Managing Directors Angela Barkhouse, Andrew Hosking, and Andrew Andronikou. The team works on a range of domestic and cross-border mandates to unlock, restructure, trace and recover value in complex distressed scenarios.
Collectively the team has vast experience across a broad range of sectors and specializes in financial services, real estate, hospitality and leisure, travel and tourism, and manufacturing.
Who we work with
The team advises leading domestic and global lending institutions and legal practices, who regularly call upon our restructuring, insolvency, forensic accounting and investigations, and asset recovery expertise for domestic and cross-border assignments.
What we do
The team provides expert advice on business transactions, assists in resolving disputes, and helps organizations with various operational and financial challenges. They have experience in traditional administration, receivership and liquidation appointments, as well as debt recovery assignments in foreign jurisdictions.
Restructuring & Insolvency
Our Restructuring & Insolvency teams provide comprehensive financial and operational restructuring services and advice to underperforming and financially stressed businesses, their lenders, shareholders, and other stakeholders. We are experienced in acting on matters involving complex multi-stakeholder restructurings across various industries. This allows us to quickly understand the key challenges and assist our clients in implementing viable restructuring solutions. Our team also has vast experience in working on receiverships, provisional liquidations, administrations and liquidations, both voluntary and Court appointed.
We have collective experience in dealing with large and complex cases, including cross-border insolvency, extending to multi-jurisdictional insolvencies, foreign recognition, and information gathering tools (through our Forensic Accounting capability). Our understanding of enforcement allows us to optimize outcomes for stakeholders, working with clients from all layers of the capital structure and dealing with all aspects of insolvency work, from distressed mergers and acquisitions to regulatory and contentious litigation and investigation.
Cross-border Asset Recovery
Our Asset Tracing & Recovery services are truly global. We provide project management and litigation support on complex and multi-jurisdictional matters to repatriate the proceeds of fraud and corruption wherever perpetrators may have hidden funds or assets. Our team regularly consults with governments, law firms, banks, corporations, litigation funders and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), leading high profile and complex investigations into bribery, corruption, misconduct, conflicts of interest, embezzlement, and misappropriation of sovereign wealth. Using our knowledge of insolvency as an asset recovery tool in offshore jurisdictions, we work closely with our international teams to produce and develop actionable intelligence to enable the recovery of financial losses and stolen assets worldwide.
Forensic Accounting & Investigations
We provide independent advice and support for sovereigns, international governmental organizations, financial institutions, and commercial parties to identify wrongdoing and mitigate economic loss and reputational risk. We undertake investigations for various purposes including the investigation of high profile, global frauds, as well as wrongdoing by individuals and corporates, regulatory investigations, corruption and bribery investigations, investigations arising from contentious insolvency matters and electronic frauds. Our approach to delivering successful investigations is based on our belief that acting promptly increases the chances of securing vital evidence as reduced delays and swift action often allow for the maximization of recoveries.
Our recent case studies
- Receivership of the 5th largest bank in Mauritius, successfully sold the undertakings to the buyer and recovered toxic assets.
- Liquidation of funds and cells set up in Mauritius under the “Protected Cell Companies” structure, involving dealing with cross jurisdictional challenges and asset recovery.
- Setting legal precedence during the course of the liquidation of a domestic company with the Redundancy Board, a structure set up under the Workers’ Rights Act 2019 by the Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training.
- Capitalising on the Quantuma global network to recover maximum value for companies placed in liquidation and receiverships as a result of the covid pandemic.
Our other services include:
- Asset Tracing & Recovery
- Corporate Finance
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