Duff & Phelps’ Acquisition Of Borrelli Walsh


Stephenson Harwood has advised Duff & Phelps on the deal.

Duff & Phelps, a global valuation and corporate finance adviser, on its acquisition of Borrelli Walsh, a leading specialist restructuring, corporate recovery, insolvency and forensic accounting firm.

Founded in 2006, Borrelli Walsh – which has offices in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, India, the United Kingdom, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands – has been involved in some of the largest restructurings, corporate collapses and investigations. This transaction will strengthen Duff & Phelps’ restructuring capabilities in Asia and the Caribbean, and further supports its overall growth strategy in the region.

The Stephenson Harwood team was led by Singapore-based partner Tom Platts (Picture), who was supported by senior associate Philippa English, associate Laura Baker and trainee Emily Lau. Singapore law advice was provided by partner Sheetal Sandhu, senior associate Peiguan Cai, and associates Lena Ow and Kelly Pang; Hong Kong law advice was provided by partner Jane Ng and associates Annie Mak and Charmaine Yuen; PRC law advice was provided by partner Zoe Zhou, associates Karen Wang and Ziwei Dong, and legal manager Candy Wang; and UK law advice was provided by partners Duncan Stiles, Naomi Leach and Marta Garcia, and associates James Day, Josh Billig, Oliver Hall, James Gracey, Sarah Bryant, and Will Spens.

Involved fees earner: Laura Baker – Stephenson Harwood; Josh Billig – Stephenson Harwood; Peiguan Cai – Stephenson Harwood; James Day – Stephenson Harwood; Philippa English – Stephenson Harwood; Marta Garcia – Stephenson Harwood; Naomi Leach – Stephenson Harwood; Annie Mak – Stephenson Harwood; Jane Ng – Stephenson Harwood; Lena Ow – Stephenson Harwood; Kelly Pang – Stephenson Harwood; Tom Platts – Stephenson Harwood; Sheetal Sandhu – Stephenson Harwood; Duncan Stiles – Stephenson Harwood; Karen Wang – Stephenson Harwood; Zoe Zhou – Stephenson Harwood;

Law Firms: Stephenson Harwood;

Clients: Duff & Phelps;

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Author: Michael Patrini