Ince & Co’s team of lawyers provide insolvency and restructuring advice to companies and individuals.

We advise clients on cross border insolvency issues under the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings 2000 and the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006. We made the first application in the High Court in London under the 2006 Regulations for Japanese receivers to stay arbitration proceedings in London and have been at the leading edge of developments under these, and EU Regulations, including litigation in London up to the Court of Appeal.

We were recently involved in the largest administration and company voluntary arrangement of an oil exploration and production company, Oilexco North Sea Limited (a subsidiary of a Canadian listed company), and have provided advice in the context of liquidation of Chinese companies affecting rights of overseas creditors.

In addition we regularly advise on the following:

  • administrations
  • company and individual voluntary arrangements
  • voluntary and compulsory liquidations
  • directors’ liabilities and responsibilities, including misfeasance and wrongful trading
  • recovery of assets
  • schemes of arrangement under the Companies Act
  • set-off and counter-claims in insolvency bankruptcies.

We are also experienced in the field of directors' duties. We advised a non-executive director in the leading case of Equitable Life, a multi-billion pound claim thought to be the largest ever made against an individual in the UK.