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WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Sources laud John Batchelor for his authoritative handling of complex restructuring issues. His expansive knowledge of the Asian market is further praised.


John Batchelor is the head of the Asian corporate finance and restructuring practice of FTI Consulting and is based in Hong Kong. He has more than 21 years' experience in restructuring, corporate recovery and transaction advisory.

Mr Batchelor was instrumental in the restructuring of Moulin Global Eyecare, which claimed to be the world's third-largest eyewear manufacturer, and a number of its subsidiaries. He was involved in the negotiation and successful sale of the group's assets in the PRC, the winding-up of Moulin subsidiaries and the sale of Moulin's overseas business interests, including the group's majority interest in Eye Care Centers of America, which was sold for in excess of US$600 million.

Mr Batchelor has also led the restructuring of over HK$1 billion of convertible notes in a large PRC Property Company. More recently he led a major due diligence project for a group of lenders looking to undertake a refinancing of a large listed oil and gas group with operations in India and Indonesia.

From 2008 until 2012 Mr Batchelor was on the board of Sincere Watch (Hong Kong). Between October 2014 and May 2016 he was board chairman of Emerson Radio Corp.

Mr Batchelor has extensive experience in undertaking liquidations and receiverships of BVI and Cayman Island entities with assets in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, including a number of hedge funds. More recently Mr Batchelor has been appointed as liquidator of LDK Solar, which includes debt outstanding to creditors exceeding HK$1.5 billion.

Mr Batchelor has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (accounting and finance) from Monash University. He is a member of Chartered Accounts Australian and New Zealand and a Hong Kong CPA.

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