Financial Services Senior Team

Our senior team has unrivalled expertise working with UK and International stressed and distressed financial services clients. Find out more below.

Financial Services

Ed Boyle
Ed Boyle

Managing Director

Ed co-leads our FS Restructuring team and has 25 years’ experience supporting distressed clients in an advisory and formal capacity. Leading numerous high-profile engagements, including Special Administrator of MF Global, Scheme Supervisor for Welcome FS and Instant Cash Loans, and Administrator of Curo.

Nick Smith
Nick Smith

Managing Director

Nick leads the FS team alongside Ed and has 20+ years’ experience working- out NPL portfolios and single-name distress credits across Europe, Russia and the Gulf region. Since 2015 he has held an executive role leading the resolution of a €18bn NPL portfolio at the Bank of Cyprus.

Richard Heis
Richard Heis

Managing Director

Richard led the ground-breaking cases MFGlobal and Dunfermline Building Society – both being the first use of their respective special regimes. He has led many other complex financial cases such as Alpari, SPhinX, Mainsail and Millennium Global Credit. He has been adviser to HMTreasury as a member of the Banking Liaison Panel and the Bank of England. He recently spent 2 years as CRO/Director of Steinhoff, restructuring €11bn of debt.

Jason Lawrence
Jason Lawrence

Managing Director

Jason has 15+ years’ experience in NPL portfolio and single-name distressed credit management. Jason’s recent experience includes managing corporate NPL portfolio workout in Cyprus and Greece, advising an African central bank in respect of distressed systemic lender, and advising on €10bn+ NPL portfolio disposals.

Mike Pink
Mike Pink

Managing Director

Mike is an insolvency practitioner with 30 years’ experience working with distressed and insolvent clients. Mike led the administration on MF Global and Dunfermline Building Society, the first and most high profile UK special administration. He has also led the planning and implement of a number of solvent wind-downs of financial institutions.

James Bennett
James Bennett

Managing Director

James Bennett is an insolvency practitioner who specialises in distressed situations and complex deals. James advises on corporate recovery and provides restructuring support for companies and their stakeholders. He is often involved with cross border insolvencies, working on restructuring projects in the UK, US, Japan, Cyprus, Bermuda and the Eastern Caribbean.

Stefan Masheder
Stefan Masheder

Managing Director

Stefan has 10+ years’ experience working with financial institutions on single name distressed credits and NPL portfolio transactions across Europe. Stefan’s recent experience has centred on leading large, complex M&A processes for over €10bn of distressed assets for the Bank of Cyprus, where he was also instrumental in creating work out units and executing operational carve outs for servicing platforms.

Sam Gidoomal
Sam Gidoomal

Director

Sam has 20+ years’ banking experience focussed on leading the workout of stressed and distressed corporate credits. He has operated in multiple jurisdictions including the UK, Spain, the US, Hong Kong, Australia and latterly Cyprus where, as principal consultant, he restructured the Bank’s largest single name credits and led the exit from Bank held legacy equity positions.

Valeria Cunha
Valeria Cunha

Director

Valeria has 20 years’ experience in the Financial services sector across banking, servicers and NPL. Valeria has practical experience of servicing and operational oversight, corporate management and executive decision making across all areas of asset management. She recently has advised banks and investors on loan portfolio sales, servicer selection, negotiation and platform carve outs, across multiple jurisdictions such as Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

James Howie
James Howie

Associate Director

James has 10+ years’ experience working in restructuring and specialises in advising lenders, investors and regulators on the acquisition, divestment or monitoring of non-performing loans. He has extensive experience working across multiple jurisdictions including Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Nordics, CEE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Mongolia.

Michael Tagg
Michael Tagg

Managing Director

Michael leads Interpath’s insurance team and has 20+ years of restructuring experience focused on the insurance market.  Michael advises clients on run-off transition, early exits, contingency planning, Part VII transfers and Schemes of Arrangement.  He has led numerous complex formal insolvencies predominately in the insurance and financial services sector and across a number of international jurisdictions.

Emily Jones
Emily Jones

Director

Emily has over 10 years’ restructuring experience with a principal focus on the provision of run-off and exit strategy advice to large insurance and reinsurance groups. Emily’s recent experience includes managing the closure plan of a large Caribbean insurer across multiple jurisdictions, advising large insurance groups on the sale of their legacy portfolios and advising various clients on Part VII transfers and Schemes of Arrangement.

Irena Di Re
Irena Di Re

Director

Irena has over ten years’ experience in advisory and restructuring in the financial services industry. She has advised banks, lenders, insurance and asset management firms in stress and distress. She has extensive experience with complex cross-border cases and dealing with different regulatory and insolvency frameworks.

Darryl Ashbourne
Darryl Ashbourne

Director

Darryl is a Director within our Insurance Solutions team in London. Darryl has been extensively involved in the run-off and closure of insolvent insurers, including English & American Insurance Company Limited, Sovereign Marine and General Insurance Company Limited, National Employers’ Mutual General Insurance Association Limited and British & American Insurance Company. He has also dealt with the insolvencies of insurance brokers, including FirstCity and Park London.

David Standish
David Standish

Managing Director

David leads our Contentious Insolvency team and supports UK and International Banks and financial institutions recover monies in complex fraud and recovery situations. He has 30 years of international asset tracing and recovery experience across jurisdictions including Russia, US, Thailand, Cyprus, Latvia, Ukraine, BVI, Seychelles, Belize, Cayman, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Turkey, Jersey and Guernsey.

Kristina Kicks
Kristina Kicks

Managing Director

Kris is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and has over 20 years’ experience in asset tracing, investigations, insolvency, enforcement and recovery in the UK and overseas. Kris specialises in contentious and complex corporate and personal assignments, and has successfully pursued a wide range of recovery actions using the powers of the Insolvency Act 1986 to maximise recoveries for the victims of fraud and creditors. Kris has led the investigations and recoveries in many complex financial services related matters.

Financial Services

Financial Services

We help Financial Institutions successfully navigate periods of stress and destress by working with them to scale the challenge, explore their options and then design, communicate and execute optimum solutions which are focused on rebuilding capital, performance and shareholder returns.