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Edward Middleton

Head of Restructuring Services, China & Asia-Pacific
Central, Hong Kong, HKG

Eddie’s career in insolvency and restructuring is now into its third decade.  Beginning with a rigorous and robust introduction to the specialism in the UK’s Midlands’ industrial heartland before moving to London, the major part of his career has been spent in Asia, where he has now spent more than fifteen years, primarily based in Hong Kong but also including two years in post-Asian Financial crisis Thailand. Eddie also slipped in a year spent in Hungary working in the aftermath of the collapse of the Berlin wall.

Eddie leads a practice that undertakes the full range of corporate and personal insolvency and restructuring matters, both in court and out of court, across all industries and across borders.

Recent or current highlights include:

Lehman Brothers -

Liquidator of Lehman’s HK entities

Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry (Vinashin) -

Leading the KPMG team advising Vinashin on its US$600m foreign loan facility;

Titan Petrochemicals -

Liquidator of Titan’s storage unit

Evergrande -

Leading the KPMG team advising certain lenders in this financial restructuring

Asia Aluminum -

Receiver over shares pledged to PIK noteholders, then Liquidator of the ultimate parent company

Ferrochina -

Financial Advisor to the Administrator appointed by the PRC bankruptcy court


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