Jeffrey Bookbinder

Jeffrey Bookbinder
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Who's Who Legal Restructuring & Insolvency

Jeffrey Bookbinder, the founder of Bookbinder Business Law, is one of Botswana’s leading corporate legal advisers. Jeffrey’s main areas of work are corporate law, insolvency, banking, mergers and acquisitions, commercial advisory, and alternative dispute resolution. He has been described by clients in Chambers as “an extremely astute and reputable lawyer, who is highly recommended and considered one of the market leaders in Botswana.”

Jeffrey has been a practising attorney for over 29 years and has extensive experience in providing custom advice on rehabilitation, restructuring and insolvency (including sequestration). He has many years of experience representing both creditors and debtors during insolvency/liquidation proceedings. He has provided financial restructuring solutions including schemes of compromise with creditors, restructuring and reorganisations and has experience in drafting petitions for liquidation of medium-sized to large companies, advising liquidators, filing creditor’s claims and representing clients in proving their claims in court.

He also advises and assists directors to ensure they meet their obligations in circumstances where the company is insolvent, advising on reckless trading, transactions defrauding creditors and undue preference, among others. Jeffrey has extensive experience as trustee, liquidator and statutory manager. Jeffrey was instructed by the government of Botswana to assist in the winding-up and restructuring of BCL Limited, the largest restructuring in Botswana history.

Jeffrey is recognised as a highly regarded lawyer in IFLR (2019), and is ranked in band 1 of Chambers. He is also recommended by WWL for banking (2018) and restructuring and insolvency (2019).

WWL says: Jeffrey Bookbinder is an outstanding practitioner superb reputation in Botswana and across Africa. Sources praise his deep understanding of liquidation proceedings and financial restructurings.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency which can be purchased from our Shop.

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