PracticeAccounting FirmsUK is the “best place” in Europe for insolvency

UK is the "best place" in Europe for insolvency

PwC's Mike Jervis says other European jurisdictions are unable to "replicate " the insolvency options we have in the UK

Mike Jervis, PricewaterhouseCoopers restructuring partner has said the UK has
some of the best options when it comes to insolvencies which just can’t be
replicated elsewhere in Europe.

Jervis said that the “flexibility” and “creditor friendly” insolvency rules
in the UK make it unique and more able to respond quickly to restructuring needs
of a company.

PricewaterhouseCoopers was recently involved in the restructuring and
pre-pack sale of European car washers IMO Carwash.

IMO, which has operations littered all around Europe, were able to use a
collection of insolvency options in order to salvage the business.

“We used both an administration and a scheme of arrangement simultaneously to
sell the business in a pre-pack,” said Jervis.

He added: “The flexibility you get from administration and schemes in the UK,
you just don’t get the techniques that are flexible or creditor friendly in
other jursidictions.”

Further reading:

Lehman administrators call for US-style rules in UK
insolvency

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