Name: Matt Richardson
Firm Name: Grant Thornton BVI
Jurisdiction: British Virgin Islands
Practice Area: Asset Recovery Services

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Matt Richardson as our exclusively recommended Asset Recovery Services expert in British Virgin Islands. If you wish to get in touch with Matt please use the contact information provided above.

I joined Grant Thornton BVI in 2017 and have spent 12 years living and working in the British Virgin Islands. Prior to joining the firm, I established and ran the office of a global firm specialising in contentious insolvency and asset recovery.

I have extensive experience in corporate recovery services, primarily in contentious cross-border insolvency and fraud involving international litigation, fraud investigation, asset tracing and realisation of complex and illiquid assets. I have undertaken work in a variety of industries, including financial services, offshore banking, real estate, shipping, financial institutions, mining, oil & gas and telecommunications.

I’ve been recognised as an asset tracing and recovery expert by Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery in 2014 – 2018 and was described as “one of the very best in the asset recovery space” and “absolutely excellent” in the same publication in 2018.  In 2019, I was recognised as an Offshore ‘Thought Leader’ by the same publication.

Firm Description:

Grant Thornton (British Virgin Islands) Limited is part of one of the world’s largest and most technically skilled professional services firms.

We specialise in providing recovery and restructuring services for or to companies registered in the BVI and the Eastern Caribbean, we act for companies, directors, creditors, investors and other stakeholders.

Our assignments frequently result in us being liquidators or receivers of distressed companies, often arising from fraud and/or shareholder disputes and normally require multi-jurisdictional asset tracing and litigation.  As part of our assignments we often collaborate with our Grant Thornton member firms in the Eastern Caribbean, where we have a presence on all major islands unlike any other firm, and across the globe.

Grant Thornton’s significant presence and experience in handling these global matters makes us the perfect choice to act both in both cross-border matters and those located purely in the Eastern Caribbean.

At the outset of an assignment we work closely with stakeholders to understand the situation and the complexities associated with the matter and work collaboratively with stakeholders to maximise value.  Over the last decade our BVI practitioners have been involved in some of the largest and most complex matters in the region.