Malcolm Cohen, Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, Partner

Malcolm Cohen


Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

BDO London - Baker Street

020 7486 5888

020 7893 2223


I am Head of BDO’s National Cross Border and Contentious Insolvency team and specialise in working on complex international fraud-related insolvencies and securing recoveries for creditors. The assignments I work on focus on investigations, asset tracing and litigation, often of a cross-border nature.

Representative matters include:

  • Administrator of Benny Steinmetz Group Resources Ltd [ Guernsey] 
  • 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
  • Provisional liquidator of Beppler & Jacobson Ltd
  • Provisional Liquidator of ARM Asset Backed Securities SA [Luxembourg]
  • Liquidator of Avendis Global Fund Limited and its trading subsidiaries [Cayman Islands]
  • Court-appointed receiver over substantial private equity interests held by Sebastian Holdings, Inc [Turks & Caicos].

I am also a lead partner of the firm’s dedicated Corporate Simplification team working with companies to streamline their corporate structure and implement solvent liquidations to achieve this.

Representative matters include:

  • Advising British Telecommunications plc worldwide on various global restructuring, reorganisation and simplification programmes
  • Acting as liquidator in respect of corporate simplification work undertaken for Aon, Babcock, BP, Citibank, Eurobank, GlaxoSmithKline, Hays, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, SEGRO, the Walt Disney Company and many others
  • Acting as solvent liquidator for several non-departmental government bodies.