Mishcon de Reya has announced the appointment of insolvency litigation specialist David Leibowitz as a Partner in its Dispute Resolution department. David joined from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), where he was a Partner.
David regularly acts for banks, insolvency practitioners, trade creditors, directors, shareholders, the Insolvency Service and foreign lawyers on both domestic and cross border insolvencies. He has extensive insolvency litigation experience particularly in the context of fraud, cases concerning validity of security, asset recovery, guarantees, director’s duties, office holders duties, transaction avoidance and disqualification proceedings. He has particular expertise in restructuring and insolvency assignments in the insurance and financial services industries and the interaction between FSMA and the Insolvency Act.
Commenting on David's appointment, Kasra Nouroozi, Head of Mishcon de Reya's Dispute Resolution department, said:
"It's fantastic to welcome somebody of David's calibre and experience to our Insolvency and Financial Defence Group. He will complement the existing expertise in the Group as we act in relation to all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency.
"David's appointment is in line with our strategy to be one of the most comprehensive Dispute Resolution offerings in London – we continue to hire exceptional talent in order to meet the varied needs of our clients."
David Leibowitz added:
"I'm thrilled to have joined Mishcon de Reya – a big decision for me after almost 30 years at BLP. Mishcon has a fantastic reputation and I look forward to getting started."