George Jacobs is a Business Restructuring principal in the London office. He has over 30 years’ experience of a wide range of advisory and insolvency assignments, with a particular emphasis on litigation, cross border and complex insolvencies. His major projects have involved companies with UK, US and German operations. Within BDO, George is a member of the Contentious Insolvency unit, comprising specialists from the Restructuring and Forensic teams, which is dedicated to assisting creditors in recovering assets from insolvent companies through litigation.
His larger recent assignments have involved litigation against a "rogue" director who funded the purchase of a luxury flat with company money, the provisional liquidation of a solvent company with operations in the Balkans, resulting from a falling out amongst its Russian shareholders and the contentious administration of the estate of a deceased high net worth individual.
Over the last 15 years, George has supervised the design and build of complex Entity Priority Models, in connection with financial restructurings and pension covenant reviews. George has also drafted expert witness reports, including one in respect of a disciplinary process against an accountant and another in connection with extradition proceedings of a foreign national to Eastern Europe. In addition to his chargeable work, George has written and delivered courses and lectures, and authored articles in several publications including Litigation Funding magazine and Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law.