Associate Director

Restructuring & Insolvency

British Virgin Islands

Merish is an Associate Director in our Restructuring & Insolvency team in the British Virgin Islands.

Merish is a Chartered Certified Accountant with a legal background specializing in restructuring and insolvency. He has extensive experience leading and managing high profile insolvency engagements, including cross-border assignments, advising under-performing companies on restructuring options, and successfully implementing business rescue plans.

He has worked on numerous insolvency cases and corporate simplification engagements involving several jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean region.

In addition, he has expertise in performing forensic investigations, including identifying fraudulent transactions and misappropriation of funds, and gathering evidence to instigate actions for wrongful trading of directors and breach of duties by key officers. 

Prior to joining our BVI team, Merish worked in Mauritius for more than eight years at a Big Four firm in restructuring and insolvency and forensics roles. 

Specialisms

  • Restructuring
  • Insolvency
  • Corporate simplification
  • Insolvency investigations
  • Forensic investigations

Recent assignment highlights

  • Worked on a high-profile liquidation of a private equity firm operating in six continents which collapsed in 2018 following complaints of fraud and racketeering. Responsible for the liquidation of 16 entities incorporated in Mauritius. This involved conducting money trail, asset tracing, and cross-border recoveries.
  • Led an engagement involving a fund structure with an investment constituting one of India’s largest private harbour and seaport management services company, which was successfully realized to the benefit of the fund as part of the liquidation. 

Sectors

  • Financial institutions
  • Regulated entities
  • Funds
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Real estate

Memberships

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

INSOL International – Member

Associate of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants