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Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson

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

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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

Asset Recovery - Experts 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Matthew Richardson “is extremely diligent and responsive” and wins acclaim for “persisting with well-thought-out strategies across the BVI and the UK”.

Biography

Matt Richardson joined Grant Thornton BVI in 2017 and has spent over 12 years living and working in the British Virgin Islands. Prior to joining the firm, he established and ran the office of a global firm specialising in contentious insolvency and asset recovery.

Matt is licensed to act as an insolvency practitioner in the British Virgin Islands, and has extensive experience in corporate recovery services, primarily contentious cross-border insolvency and fraud involving international litigation; fraud investigation; asset tracing; and the realisation of complex and liquid assets. Matt has undertaken work in a variety of industries, including financial services, offshore banking, real estate, shipping, financial institutions, mining, oil and gas, and telecommunications.

Recent matters include acting as liquidator of three BVI companies involved in defrauding São Paulo of significant sums of money. This matter is ongoing, and involves assets and service providers located in the Channel Islands, Europe and Latin America.

Separately, he was the liquidator of a BVI company that acted as a holding company for a significant property portfolio in the UK. This involved commencing claims in the BVI arising from the dissipation of assets, and obtaining interim relief in the BVI and English courts including appointing receivers to over 300 properties and shares in 30 companies. This matter settled, with provision being made to repay all creditors in full plus statutory interest.

Matt also acted as receiver and director of a BVI company with significant interests in the power production industry in Ghana. This involved investigations into, and recovery actions relating to, the dissipation of assets. This matter successfully ended in full repayment of the appointing party.
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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