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Matthew Richardson

  • Managing Director
  • T: +44 20 3319 5531
  • F: +44 20 3727 1007
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    • 200 Aldersgate
    • Aldersgate Street
    • London, EC1A 4HD
    • United Kingdom
    • T: +44 20 3727 1000
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Matthew Richardson is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in London. He is part of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment. Before relocating to the UK in 2016 Matthew was based in the British Virgin Islands for eight years where he ran FTI’s office specialising in cross-border insolvency and asset recovery involving offshore and onshore companies.

Mr. Richardson has extensive experience in corporate recovery services, primarily in contentious cross-border insolvency, involving litigation, shareholder disputes, fraud investigation, asset tracing and realisation of complex and illiquid assets. Mr. Richardson has undertaken work in a variety of industries, including investment funds, real estate, holding companies, special purpose vehicles, shipping and financial institutions. Most of Mr. Richardson’s work is international in nature and he has significant experience in many jurisdictions including the U.S., the UK, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (“CIS”), Hong Kong, Singapore, Panama and Switzerland.

A representative list of engagements that Mr. Richardson has worked on includes the liquidation of a BVI registered company operating in a CIS country involved in a significant fraud against the world’s largest aluminum producer. The engagement involved extensive investigative work in numerous jurisdictions, discovery proceedings in the U.S., the forensic analysis of over $1 billion of transactions, which has resulted in the identification of a number of bank accounts, two wholly owned commercial aircraft and a number of wholly owned subsidiaries. Mr. Richardson was also involved in the Court appointed Administration of two offshore banks in Anguilla with debts of approximately $75 million. In addition, he was involved in the liquidation of a BVI company that dissipated valuable real estate in the UK shortly before the liquidation commenced.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Richardson was a Senior Manager at a independent provider of restructuring, financial and corporate advisory solutions in the BVI. He began his career with a big four firm in the UK in 2000.

Mr. Richardson is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a member of the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (BVI) and INSOL International.

Mr. Richardson was recognised as an asset recovery expert by Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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