"He has extensive offshore experience that is invaluable in understanding the structures that we are often dealing with"
"Sam is enormously bright, very hard working and a super-pleasant fellow"
"Sam combines sound technical knowledge with a great demeanour and client manner"
Samuel Ouriach is an Associate Director in Grant Thornton’s Insolvency and asset recovery practice. He is based in London and has spent significant time working in Grant Thornton’s offshore offices in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, specialising in complex, contentious and cross-border insolvency.
He has extensive experience in bringing claims and enforcing freezing orders/judgments in various overseas jurisdictions including BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, PRC, CIS, Eastern Europe, South America and Caribbean regions.
Sam’s focus is primarily on asset recovery, unwinding complex structures to uncover hidden assets and forming legal claims against the perpetrators. He utilises a strong network of international professionals across Grant Thornton’s offshore businesses.
He works closely with Grant Thornton’s Forensic and Investigations team and Corporate Intelligence unit to assist with investigations and provide effective streamlined solutions.
Sam has managed high profile, high value insolvency cases with a focus on both grand corruption and large-scale ponzi/investment schemes. Notable cases include a USD$200 million Brazilian grand corruption case, an Antiguan USD$7 billion ponzi scheme, and US and UK based investment scams.
Sam joined Grant Thornton in 2005 and qualified as a Chartered Certified accountant in 2007, prior to specialising in contentious insolvency from 2008.
Directories note that Sam is “Well Known” in the field as a “highly experienced and very effective asset recovery practitioner”.