Simon Kirkhope is a senior managing director in the restructuring practice within the corporate finance and restructuring segment at FTI Consulting. He is based in London.
Mr Kirkhope has more than 20 years of restructuring and insolvency experience in the UK and internationally. He provides advisory services to clients on consensual and non-consensual restructurings, where the use of strategic insolvency and enforcement options may be necessary to deliver optimal solutions. He has significant experience of using insolvency office holder powers as part of wider forensic/fraud investigations and cross-border asset recovery actions and has acted as an expert on insolvency matters on a number of matters including giving evidence in proceedings.
Recent engagements of Mr Kirkhope’s include advising the Board of Aviator UK (a ground handling operator) on the exit of its UK operations; acting as an expert for the plaintiff in a complex dispute in the energy sector, where he gave evidence at the International Court for Settlement of Investment Disputes; acting as the joint administrator of International Acoustics Company Ltd, an international manufacturing and contracting business specialising in the provision of sound control materials; acting as the joint administrator of Cash Stores Ltd, a UK payday loan provider; acting as the administrator/receiver of various real estate companies (commercial property, student accommodation, care homes, residential); advising the Board of Hellenic Bank, one of Cyprus’ largest banks, on the work-out of its non-performing loan portfolio; acting as the joint administrator of 2e2 UK Ltd, a European IT services business; and acting as joint administrator of Green Oil Plantations Ltd, an unregulated bio-fuel investment scheme.
Mr Kirkhope is a licensed insolvency practitioner and a fellow of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.