Jonathan Thielmann Director London +44(0) 20 7865 2740

As a licenced insolvency practitioner within our insolvency practice, I assist clients with the recovery of assets which have been misappropriated as a result of fraud. I use the UK insolvency legislation to complete investigations globally. I work closely with lawyers to formulate legal claims within bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings to increase the funds available to repay the creditors who have suffered loss. I also have experience realising high-value luxury assets located throughout Europe and prominent offshore centres.

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Australia and have worked with businesses suffering economic pressures to restructure their operations and devise work-out arrangements as an alternative to, or within, non-contentious liquidations and bankruptcies.

I have extensive experience with investigations connected with Russia, Ukraine and other countries in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and Central Asia. This commonly involves:

  • enforcing foreign court judgments and arbitration awards
  • tracing assets and commencing insolvency proceedings to assist recovery strategies in commercial disputes.

My recent case experience in this sector includes:

  • administering the insolvent deceased estate of Mr Boris Berezovsky, the late Russian ‘Oligarch’ with creditors in excess of £350 million
  • assisting a Russian bank recovering personal guarantees in excess of £200 million from a well known Russian émigré by utilising bankruptcy proceedings in the UK
  • the provisional liquidation of Renaissance Capital Holdings – the holding company of a large Russian investment bank with gross assets in excess of US$3 billion
  • provision of advice to Russia and CIS clients on recommendations of asset recovery and enforcement strategies, working alongside local and UK lawyers.

Qualifications
  • BBus (Bachelor of Business), Accounting & Economics
  • CA (Chartered Accountant) (ANZ)
  • JIEB (Joint Insolvency Examination Board) (Corporate and Personal)