We have extensive experience of contentious insolvency work, in particular acting for shareholders and former directors of companies in the hands of an administrator, liquidator or receiver. Our expertise includes high-value claims for wrongful trading, fraudulent trading, misfeasance, transactions at an undervalue and preferences payments. We also have experience acting for distressed hedge funds and the investors, directors and investment managers of such funds.
As a specialist litigation firm we can act against the major financial institutions and organisations against which other law firms cannot act, because of conflicts of interest. This includes major law firms, accounting firms and insolvency practitioners. Our team has a reputation for providing clear, targeted and practical advice.
Our lawyers have significant expertise and experience in advising on issues arising from cross-border insolvencies, in particular insolvencies in off-shore jurisdictions, such as Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong and Singapore. For example, we acted for the succsseful respondent in an application to lift a stay of arbitration proceedings purusant to the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006: VTB Bank (Austria) AG v Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica AD  EWHC 750 (Ch).
Our broad disputes resolution practice, including multi-jurisdictional asset recovery, misfeasance, fraud, and professional negligence disputes, gives us additional rounded expertise enabling us to deal with most contingencies that might arise in an insolvency context.