​Fintan is an Associate in the restructuring and insolvency team and is based in London. He qualified in 2010.

His practice is primarily contentious, advising a range of stakeholders in respect of disputes arising out distressed and insolvent situations.  One of Fintan’s areas of specialism is acting for insolvency practitioners in the investigation of a company’s activities in the period prior to insolvency with a view to the recovery of assets for the benefit of the company’s creditors. 

Fintan has experience of resolving dispute both by way of litigation, including to trial, and by alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. 

Fintan also advised and acts for Government agencies, including The Insolvency Service, an executive agency of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, in relation to public interest winding up proceedings against live companies, which often entail urgent applications for the appointment of a provisional liquidator.

Fintan often appears as an advocate before Registrars in the Companies Court.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Fintan worked as an insolvency examiner at the Official Receiver's office in London.

    Experience
    Examples of experience include advising:
    • Insolvency Practitioners in relation to asset recovery, including acting for the liquidator of a company involved in a wine investment fraud. This involved a multi-million pound claim against the former director and an application for a Freezing Order to secure the director’s assets
    • the administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) on a number of claims against the insolvent estate, relating to complex financial products (including financing transactions and derivative products)
    • directors of insolvent companies faced with claims from administrators or liquidators, including successfully resolving a multi-million pound claim based upon a tax avoidance scheme by mediation
    • The Secretary of State for Business Innovation & Skills in relation to public interest winding up proceedings against companies engaged in objectionable business practices, such as investment scams involving the sale of carbon credits, fine wines, diamonds and land to the public (including urgent applications for the appointment of a Provisional Liquidator), and
    • Provisional Liquidators following their appointment.

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