Contingency planning and insolvency services

Most restructurings need a contingency plan. When businesses face increasing risks and challenges to continued trading, we can help create the time, space and environment to develop and deliver the right solutions using extensive experience of insolvency options.

What EY contingency planning and insolvency team can do for you

We work with management and financial stakeholders to use the pace, protection, powers and flexibility available under applicable insolvency law to address the issues threatening a business’ survival.

We use contingency planning and insolvency services to create restructuring legacies by:

  • Increasing the chance of a consensual restructuring through a credible “Plan B”
  • Delivering a rescue that could not otherwise be achieved
  • Preserving and recovering value, stabilizing critical services, and protecting jobs
  • Providing a controlled exit

We bring an unrivaled ability to connect globally and deliver locally in multiple different jurisdictions.

We have been involved in many of the most high-profile insolvencies in both private and public sectors, and are recognized for our groundbreaking, innovative use of insolvency law, coupled with our “light touch” approach to our insolvency services that minimizes disruption.

Our insolvency and contingency planning team has worked together for many years, bringing clients the experience, insight, and clarity of thought to increase confidence in the most stressed situations and transform outcomes.

Our contingency planning and insolvency services deliver:

  • Options analysis
  • Contingency planning
  • Assistance to directors navigating the zone of insolvency
  • Entity priority analysis
  • Schemes of arrangements
  • Administrations (including prepacks and trading insolvencies)
  • Company voluntary arrangements (CVA)
  • Receiverships
  • Examinerships
  • Liquidations
  • Contentious insolvency
  • The Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA)
  • Chapter 11-related services
  • Other cross-border insolvency solutions
  • Tax support relating to commercial options


The team

Falco Weidemeyer

EY Global Turnaround and Restructuring Leader

Seasoned, internationally trained performance professional. CRO and turnaround manager. Experienced in consulting and industry functions. Passionate for outdoors.

Eschborn/Frankfurt (Main), DEU

Gaurav Malhotra

EY Americas Reshaping Results & EY US Restructuring Leader

Experienced turnaround and restructuring advisor serving a variety of sectors. Loves to navigate clients through a challenge. Family man who enjoys the outdoors and is still trying to break 90.

Chicago, USA

Christopher Mack

EY-Parthenon Asia-Pacific and Japan Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy Leader; EY Asia-Pacific Reshaping Results Leader

Experienced restructuring advisor. Has held positions as President, CFO, Global Strategy Officer and Board Director. Extensive global and broad industry experience. Traveler. Family man.

Tokyo, JPN

Andrew Wollaston

EY Global Transactions Private Equity Leader

Seasoned financial advisor and restructuring professional who has been with EY for over 30 years. Proud father of three. Poor golfer. Lover of animals and the outdoors. Interested in family history.

London, GBR

Alan Hudson

UK&I EY-Parthenon Leader

Hands-on restructuring professional who thrives on leading and supporting clients through periods of transformation. Husband. Proud father. Lover of dachshunds and sport.

London, GBR

Andrew Koo

EY-Parthenon Partner, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young (China) Advisory Limited

Seasoned in corporate restructuring and insolvency. Corporate advisory experience. Creative. Trustworthy. Sincere. Husband. Father. Loves sailing, skiing and golfing.

Hong Kong SAR, CHN

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