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Asset Recovery Experts 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Malcolm Cohen is internationally recognised for his excellence working on complex cross-border asset recovery proceedings. 

Biography

Malcolm leads BDO’s national contentious insolvency team, bringing together BDO’s insolvency and forensic skills.

The team focuses on making recoveries from cross-border, multi-jurisdictional litigation, arbitration and investigations.

Malcolm has over 30 years’ experience, specialising in the financial services, football, property, professional practices, shipping and energy sectors. During this time he has built up extensive experience of working on complex international fraud-related insolvencies and securing recoveries for creditors. He has acknowledged expertise in this area, working on assignments ranging from initial freezing injunctions through to asset-tracing and fraud recoveries, contractual claims and insolvency clawback claims.

He has successfully made recoveries from sources including foreign governments, banks, directors, customers and suppliers, auditors and other professional advisers, and associated group companies. He has recovered assets from jurisdictions including the USA, Switzerland, Caymans, BVI, France, Mauritius and the Channel Islands.

He has recently acted as administrator of Bell Pottinger; liquidator of The Rangers Football Club PLC; court-appointed administrator over the estate of Don Hanson; former managing partner of Arthur Anderson, as a result of issues between the executors; provisional liquidator of Beppler & Jacobson Ltd, the English holding company of a valuable Montenegrin hotel business following a shareholder dispute and claim of minority shareholder oppression/ prejudice; provisional liquidator of ARM Asset Backed Securities SA, a Luxembourg securitisation vehicle which had issued $250 million in bonds to 4,000 investors across the world; liquidator of Avendis Global Fund Limited and its trading subsidiaries, all Cayman Island registered funds operating out of Geneva and London, with assets under management of $100 million; and court-appointed receiver over substantial private equity interests held by Sebastian Holdings, Inc, a Turks & Caicos Islands registered company.

Malcolm is a regular on the lecture circuit, having presented at the R3 Insolvency Litigation Strategies seminar; on cross-border enforcement strategies at the C5 Fraud Conference in Geneva; on recovery strategies for international insolvency appointments at the Offshore Alert Conference; and at the KNect 365 Asset Recovery International Conference in Dublin.

Malcolm is a member of the R3 technical committee. He is directly contactable on 020 7893 2223.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Malcolm Cohen is a highly sought-after asset recovery expert with over 30 years' experience handling complex cross-border insolvencies and asset tracings.

Biography

Malcolm leads BDO's national contentious insolvency team, bringing together BDO's insolvency and forensic skills.

The team focuses on making recoveries from cross-border, multi-jurisdictional litigation, arbitration and investigations.

Malcolm has over 30 years' experience, specialising in the financial services, football, property, professional practices, shipping and energy sectors. During this time he has built up extensive experience working on complex international fraud-related insolvencies and securing recoveries for creditors. He has acknowledged expertise in this area, working on assignments ranging from initial freezing injunctions through to asset-tracing and fraud recoveries, contractual claims and insolvency clawback claims.

He has successfully made recoveries from sources including foreign governments, banks, directors, customers and suppliers, auditors and other professional advisers, and associated group companies. He has recovered assets from jurisdictions including the USA, Switzerland, Caymans, BVI, France, Mauritius and the Channel Islands.

Malcolm currently acts as administrator of BSG Resources Ltd, a mining company with a US$1 billion ICSID arbitration claim against an African government; as administrator of Bell Pottinger; liquidator of The Rangers Football Club PLC; court-appointed administrator over the estate of Don Hanson; former managing partner of Arthur Anderson, as a result of issues between the executors; provisional liquidator of Beppler & Jacobson Ltd, the English holding company of a valuable Montenegrin hotel business following a shareholder dispute and claim of minority shareholder oppression/prejudice; provisional liquidator of ARM Asset Backed Securities SA, a Luxembourg securitisation vehicle which had issued US$250 million in bonds to 4,000 investors across the world; liquidator of Avendis Global Fund Limited and its trading subsidiaries, all Cayman Island registered funds operating out of Geneva and London, with assets under management of US$100 million; and court-appointed receiver over substantial private equity interests held by Sebastian Holdings, Inc, a Turks and Caicos Islands registered company.

Malcolm is a regular on the lecture circuit, having presented at the R3 Insolvency Litigation Strategies seminar; on cross-border enforcement strategies at the C5 Fraud Conference in Geneva; on recovery strategies for international insolvency appointments at the Offshore Alert Conference; and at the KNect 365 Asset Recovery International Conference in Dublin.

Malcolm is a member of the R3 technical committee. He is directly contactable on 020 7893 2223.

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