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Roger Elford, Partner

Roger has considerable cross-border insolvency expertise and works with companies and professionals in a variety of jurisdictions.

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Roger is a Fellow of INSOL International and has considerable domestic and cross-border insolvency expertise, working with companies, insolvency office holders and other stakeholders in a variety of jurisdictions.

Roger specialises in both contentious insolvency and restructuring advisory matters. He has significant experience litigating worldwide and is one of the lead restructuring partners working on Charles Russell Speechlys’ appointment as the External Administrator of Bahraini bank Awal Bank (with balance sheet assets of approximately US$6 billion) on behalf of the Central Bank of Bahrain.

Roger was also the sole restructuring partner advising the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in relation to the restructuring of the US$3 billion development of mega resort Baha Mar in Nassau.

In the United Kingdom, Roger acts for insolvency practitioners in pursuing officeholder (and other) claims to make recoveries for creditors, as well as acting for defendants in the defence of those claims.

On the advisory side, Roger advises both debtors and creditors on a broad range of strategies for the restructuring of businesses.

Roger has particular expertise in real estate-related insolvency issues. He is the co-author of Jordan Publishing’s Property Insolvency (2nd ed, 2015) and regularly speaks at seminars and conferences, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the National Association of Non-Administrative Receivers, Butterworths and R3.

Roger is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

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