International restructuring & insolvency

  • Written By: Geoff Everett
  • Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:55 GMT

Addressing problems with a customer, a supplier or your own business can be challenging when your trade and operations cross international borders.

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When developing a commercial solution you need to be able to resolve cultural, jurisdictional and financial differences and have access to relevant expertise in the affected countries.

In addition to being a leading UK adviser, Smith & Williamson is part of the Nexia TRI (Turnaround Restructuring & Insolvency) group, a global network of restructuring professionals with a focus on helping businesses overcome adversity and dealing with cross border insolvencies.

If you are facing financial pressures, issues with major customers or suppliers or challenges from key stakeholders, we can support you. Working with our partner firms we can generate solutions tailored to you and the jurisdictions in which you operate.

How we can help

  • Turnaround
  • Examining business viability, operations and financial performance
  • Re-organising corporate groups
  • Investigations
  • Formal insolvency proceedings
  • Distressed debt advisory

Meeting your needs


We provide practical advice taking account of your needs, desired outcomes and the key commercial factors that need to be addressed.


We provide clear, pragmatic advice to maximise the possibilities for ongoing business operations – regardless of the approach used to resolve a distressed situation.


We will work closely with you to understand your situation, look at things from your point of view, help shoulder the burden of difficult decisions, deal with creditors on your behalf and make sure you understand all your options.


We offer bespoke solutions tailored to you based on our sector and geographic knowledge. You will have assistance at all times from senior staff within our diverse international network.

By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. This briefing does not constitute advice nor a recommendation relating to the acquisition or disposal of investments. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication. Details correct at time of writing.

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