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David Bennett

David Bennett

Grant Thornton171 Main StreetThe Barracks, 2nd FloorRoad Town, TortolaBritish Virgin Islands

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Asset Recovery - Experts 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"David is our go-to expert for asset recovery matters in HK"
"He is adept at listening to and considering the views of others, and then trying to find a consensual solution"
"He is excellent - I would highly recommend him"

Biography

David Bennett has led Grant Thornton’s restructuring and insolvency team in Hong Kong and China since 2014 and is in the process of transferring to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) where he will lead Grant Thornton’s insolvency and restructuring practice going forward.

David’s experience is extensive and involves leading restructurings and the taking of insolvency appointments. David also takes directorships where this is a more appropriate role, or the matter is dispute and not insolvency related. David has taken directorships in Hong Kong, BVI, Cayman, Israel, the Netherlands, and Germany, including being appointed by the High Court in Hong Kong as an independent director of a trading company which was the subject to allegations of misfeasance and fraud.

David has acted as liquidator in multiple jurisdictions including the UK, Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, BVI and Bermuda. Furthermore, David has worked on insolvency and restructuring matters in Hong Kong and China, the US, Europe, India, Vietnam and Indonesia. He has dealt with matters involving numerous other jurisdictions including Malaysia, Taiwan, Cambodia, Macau, and many others.

His experience involves investigations into corporate fraud in insolvency related matters and covers numerous sectors. His more recent involvement in fraud investigation in insolvency related matters has focussed on technology, retail and manufacturing.

David joined Grant Thornton in 2010 in the UK before transferring to Hong Kong to set up the restructuring and insolvency team. David qualified as an accountant at PwC in the UK where he worked for c 16 years. Whilst he has principally worked in the restructuring and insolvency space, he also spent several years working in Lead Advisory Corporate finance working on valuations, MBO’s and strategic advice.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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