Insolvency and Restructuring — Our Services
Corporate Insolvency
Our team members are highly experienced in advising officeholders, financial institutions, directors, creditors and other stakeholders across all aspects of corporate insolvency.

We focus on advising with respect to contentious issues arising in the context of corporate insolvency. We have particular expertise advising in relation to insolvencies which involve allegations of fraud, dishonesty or breach of duty, drawing on the firm’s expertise in cross-border asset tracing and enforcement to secure a successful outcome.

Many of the insolvencies we deal with have a cross-border element and we have significant experience co-ordinating insolvencies which span multiple jurisdictions. We are familiar with the UNCITRAL Model Law, in the context of information gathering and also as a gateway for bringing substantive claims.

Our notable experience
  • Acted for a private equity house in its successful defence of a €1 billion claim brought by the liquidators of a Greek telecoms company.
  • Advised administrators with respect to a £70 million preference alleged to have arisen from a complex financial restructuring.
  • Advised liquidators of a company engaged in MTIC fraud in claims in excess of £60 million against the company’s former directors and connected parties.
  • Advised liquidators with respect to claims in excess of £20 million to recover void post-petition dispositions.
  • Assisted the liquidators of an English company in bringing claims in excess of £40 million in Singapore and Hong Kong and obtaining ancillary freezing and asset disclosure orders.
  • Advised administrators of a commodities management company in connection with the misappropriation of over US $20 million of commodities, including in relation to the implantation of a CVA in order to rescue the company as a going concern.
  • Acted for a claimant company in claims to recover dividends with a value of US$800 million.
  • Advised the victims of a €200 million investment fraud with respect to cross-border insolvency issues and claims against directors and banks.
  • Assisting liquidators in obtaining Chapter 15 recognition in order to obtain information and pursue substantive actions in the USA.
Our specialists
Trevor Mascarenhas
0207 842 1656
07775 910586
Ben Davies
0207 842 1651
07921 603481
David Johnson
Senior Associate
0207 842 1680
07436 911080
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
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Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
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Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
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Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
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International Arbitration
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
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Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
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Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
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Crypto Currency and Cyber Crime
We have built a reputation for our tenacity in building cases and in tracing, freezing and recovering assets. We work at the cutting edge of the law on interim relief, using the full armoury of the law in order to obtain results for our clients.
Financial Sanctions
In a fast-evolving, global environment, where penalties for any breach are severe and the need to bring timely challenges is crucial, our sanctions team provides specialist advice, backed by worldwide experience.
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Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
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Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
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