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Asset recovery experts celebrate industry accolades

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP’s asset recovery team has received a host of industry accolades in the Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery Experts 2018 ranking.

The annual research celebrates market leading asset recovery experts in the global market, featuring 148 standout individuals from 49 firms across 22 jurisdictions for their exceptional work in the space.

On a global level, the firm dominated the rankings with 17 partners and directors being recognised as ‘Thought Leaders’ across both onshore and offshore jurisdictions.

Leading the rankings, Michael Leeds of Grant Thornton UK LLP received the highest accolade as the first placed onshore ‘Thought Leader’. Closely following Michael were Nick Wood and Kevin Hellard who ranked 2nd and 6th respectively. Mark McDonald equally topped this award from an offshore perspective, being hailed as well respected amongst his peers, corporate counsel and other market sources by his nominators.

Kevin Hellard, Head of Insolvency at Grant Thornton UK LLP, commented: “It is a fantastic achievement for so many of us to be recognised as ‘Thought Leaders’ in this year’s Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery Experts 2018 ranking. This is a testament to the experience, dedication and collaborative approach across our member firms which positions us as market leaders in our field.

“We aspire to remain at the forefront of asset recovery while continuously growing and evolving our practice in new areas.”

Grant Thornton asset recovery experts listed as Thought Leaders by Who’s Who Legal 2018:


Kevin Hellard, Partner, UK

Nick Wood, Partner, UK

Michael Leeds, Partner, UK

David Ingram, Partner, UK

Will Davies, Partner, UK

Mike Saville, Director, UK


Hugh Dickson, Partner, Cayman Islands

Mark McDonald, Partner, British Virgin Islands

Marcus Wide, Partner, British Virgin Islands

David Bennett, Partner, Hong Kong

Mark Hoekstra, Partner, Netherlands

Margot MacInnis, Director, Cayman Islands

Matt Richardson, Director, British Virgin Islands,

Ben Rhodes, Director, Channel Islands

Ludo Block, Director, Netherlands

John Royle, Associate Director, Cayman Islands

Samuel Ouriach, Associate Director, UK (recently relocated)