Matt Richardson

I joined Grant Thornton BVI in 2017, having previously spent eight of the last nine years in the British Virgin Islands where I established and ran the office of a global firm specialising in contentious insolvency and asset recovery.

I have extensive experience in corporate recovery services, primarily in contentious cross-border insolvency and fraud involving international litigation, fraud investigation, asset tracing and realisation of complex and illiquid assets. I have undertaken work in a variety of industries, including financial services, offshore banking, real estate, shipping, financial institutions, mining, oil & gas and telecommunications.

I’ve been recognised as an asset tracing and recovery expert by Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery in 2014 – 2017.

Asset tracing, investigation and recovery:

Over the last decade, Grant Thornton (British Virgin Islands) Limited has recovered over half a billion US dollars for stakeholders of distressed companies.

Grant Thornton has one of the largest dedicated teams of asset-tracing and recovery specialists supported by forensic teams who are ISO certified. We have significant experience of working collaboratively with overseas government agencies, financial and non-financial regulators, and criminal agencies, and have recovered assets from some of the world’s most challenging jurisdictions.

As part of our global network, we have specialist resources focused solely on asset tracing and recovery for parties who have suffered a financial loss.  We frequently combine these abilities with the wide ranging discovery tools available to Liquidators and Receivers to maximise our investigative powers.

We have experience of retrieving assets from jurisdictions in the Caribbean, Russia/CIS, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, as well as other offshore centres.