Malcolm Cohen, Partner

Executive Summary

Malcolm leads BDO’s National Contentious Insolvency team and has over 30 years business restructuring and insolvency experience.

He is a Chartered Accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner who specialises in formal insolvency appointments. Malcolm has built up extensive experience of working on complex international fraud related insolvencies and securing recoveries for creditors. The assignments he works on focus on investigations, asset tracing and litigation, often of a cross border nature.

Malcolm also leads the Corporate Simplification team working with companies to streamline their corporate structure and implement solvent liquidations to achieve this.

Representative matters include: administrator of Bell Pottinger; liquidator of The Rangers Football Club PLC; court appointed administrator over the estate of Don Hanson, former managing partner of Arthur Anderson, as a result of issues between the executors; Provisional liquidator of Beppler & Jacobson Ltd, the English holding company of a valuable Montenegrin hotel business following a shareholder dispute and claim of minority shareholder oppression/ prejudice; Provisional Liquidation of ARM Asset Backed Securities SA, a Luxembourg securitisation vehicle which had issued $250m bonds to 4,000 investors across the world; the liquidation of Avendis Global Fund Limited and its trading subsidiaries, all Cayman Island registered funds operating out of Geneva and London, with assets under management of US100m; appointment as court appointed receiver over substantial private equity interests held by Sebastian Holdings, Inc, a Turks & Caicos Islands registered company owing a significant judgment debt to Deutsche Bank AG.