Our team of insolvency practitioners and qualified accountants has great depth of experience in dealing with distressed situations and the associated complexities of cross-border insolvencies and disputes.

Martin Trott

Director

  • Cayman
  • T: +1 (345) 949-7576
  • D: +1 (345) 814-8729

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Martin specialises in corporate restructuring and insolvency, as a licensed insolvency practitioner in the British Virgin Islands and qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience. He is a director of RHSW (Cayman) Limited and RHSW (BVI) Limited, and has broad experience in leading complex administrations, liquidations and receiverships across a number of industry sectors. He has significant cross border experience having worked with corporates in the UK, US, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Ireland, British Channel Islands and continental Europe.

His experience includes advising underperforming corporates, lenders and other stakeholders, focusing on assessing the restructuring options and developing contingency plans to protect and enhance stakeholder positions. In addition, Martin has led several insolvency appointments across a number of sectors including financial services, infrastructure and real estate – recent highlights include:

  • Receivership of a BVI holding entity for a hospitality asset in North Africa
  • Liquidator on a number of solvent wind-downs of BVI companies
  • Director to several Cayman funds in distress, conducting litigation support
  • Voluntary arrangement of a large chain of UK fitness clubs
  • Wind down of several real estate funds involving the sale of large commercial property portfolios
  • Contingency planning and insolvencies of UK financial services businesses
Martin is a fellow member of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and a member of RISA, the BVI chapter of INSOL. In addition, he spent 12 months seconded to the work out and recoveries team of a major UK clearing bank.

Tristan Yelland

Manager

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Tristan is a Manager with RHSW (Cayman) Limited and specialises in working on cross-border, contentious insolvency cases, particularly those with large and complex group and debt structures, and is experienced in investigating fraud, asset-tracing and in the realisation of distressed and illiquid assets. He has extensive expertise in conducting litigation against large, multinational financial institutions and has worked closely with attorneys in the UK, the USA, Saudi Arabia, France, Switzerland, and the Cayman Islands.

One of Tristan’s most notable liquidations was that of Saad Investments Company Limited, a Cayman Islands company which had links to multiple jurisdictions and which was the subject of a multi-billion dollar fraud claim. His experience also includes conducting forensic investigations and he has played a leading role in investigations into bribery and corruption at large corporates.

Tristan is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is also a member of INSOL and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Catherine Anderson-Bond

Manager

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Catherine is a Manager with RHSW (Cayman) Limited and has significant experience in the financial services sector having worked in audit, fund fiduciary and insolvency & restructuring.

Catherine began her career with Rawlinson & Hunter in 2009 as an accountant and was responsible for the preparation of financial statements for various trust and company structures. In 2011 she had a one year assignment with a “Big Four” firm where she was involved in the audits of various hedge funds, private equity funds and local operating companies. Upon her return she joined the Harbour team where she assisted in the provision of fiduciary services, supporting the independent directors of various fund groups, reviewing pertinent fund documents, monitoring compliance with applicable rules and regulations and managing client relationships.

Since joining RHSW in 2015 Catherine has worked on various provisional and official cross-border liquidations. She has experience in the management of several complex hedge fund liquidations, working on a day-to-day basis with stakeholders, liquidation committees, legal counsel and other relevant parties to progress investigations, litigation and recovery actions.

Catherine holds the ACCA and CAIA designations. She is a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, INSOL International, RISA, the Association of Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts and the Cayman chapter thereof.

Nathan Mills

Senior Vice President

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Nathan is a Senior Vice President with RHSW (BVI) Limited and is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner in the British Virgin Islands. He has over 20 years’ experience specialising in corporate restructuring, which has given him the opportunity to oversee the financial functions of businesses of various types and structures.

He has the skills to undertake forecasting and budgeting, financial account preparation, credit risk management, financial resource allocation and funding. A further integral part of his role is reporting to and communicating with stakeholders, both internal and external, with different expectations and requirements (e.g. banks, lawyers, accountants, credit professionals and shareholders). He has also been involved in a number of different projects scoped around the ongoing viability of businesses, implementing efficiencies and business improvement measures to increase overall profitability, business value and process improvement.

His experience includes leading complex insolvency engagements in numerous jurisdictions within a wide range of industries including financial services, mining, transport, hospitality, real estate, civil contracting and agriculture. He has also worked with a major Australian bank in its credit restructuring area. In this role he was responsible for assessing customers’ financial circumstances and developing and monitoring strategies with the customer that were mutually beneficial.

Nathan is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and has completed the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia’s post graduate course. He is also a member of INSOL and RISA.

Owen Walker

Manager

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Owen is a Manager with RHSW (BVI) Limited and has specialised in cross-border corporate restructuring, insolvency and turnarounds for over 10 years. He initially trained as an auditor with a top 10 UK accountancy firm before transitioning into their corporate recovery team in 2008. He relocated to the British Virgin Islands in 2016.

He has a proven track record of successfully delivering and managing assignments including complex administrations, liquidation sales and receiverships, independent business reviews, cash flow management, stakeholder management, financial restructuring, distressed M&A and exit/contingency planning.

Owen has developed broad sector and industry experience, having been involved in a number of notable assignments in financial services, hospitality & leisure, as well as professional practices, construction, the motor industry and retail markets.

Owen is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is a member of INSOL and RISA BVI, where he sits on the events committee for the latter.

Finbarr O’Connell

Partner

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Finbarr is a Partner with Smith & Williamson LLP in its Restructuring & Recovery Service’s (RRS) Fraud & Asset Tracing team.

A Chartered Accountant and Licenced Insolvency Practitioner, he has twenty five years’ experience of providing Fraud and Asset Tracing services, ten of which were as a partner in a “Big Four” firm of accountants.

Finbarr specialises in using insolvency appointments such as that of administrator, liquidator or trustee in bankruptcy to trace and recover missing assets. He also assists parties who are involved in insolvency proceedings in defending actions brought against them.

Finbarr is a past president of the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association.