Stephen Briscoe

Stephen has worked full-time on insolvency, corporate recovery and corporate advisory assignments since 1973. He worked for 11 years for the Official Receiver in the United Kingdom before moving into private practice and has considerable experience in investigations, liquidations, and trading receiverships, particularly in the manufacturing, service and leisure industries.

He has practiced in Hong Kong since 1997 where he has acted as liquidator or receiver of several hundred insolvent companies in a variety of industry sectors including construction, petrochemicals, property, shipping, manufacturing, import and export and various service industries.

Many corporate recovery assignments in Hong Kong have a PRC element and he has had acted for foreign investors on numerous occasions in creating value from distressed investments in Sino-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures or Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises in the PRC.

He is the co-author of the Hong Kong Corporate Insolvency Manual and one of the course directors of the Hong Kong Insolvency Diploma course organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Stephen is the convener of the technical committee of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of the HKICPA, and is on the editorial board of the monthly INSOL Electronic Newsletter.  He has written a number of articles in INSOL magazine, the RIFEC insolvency newsletter and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars.

He is the managing director of Briscoe Wong Advisory, which specialises in corporate recovery, including restructuring; liquidations and receiverships; corporate advisory assignments; and forensic accounting and litigation support in Hong Kong, the PRC and a number of offshore jurisdictions.

He publishes a website at which explains in plain English some of the key issues relating to insolvency and corporate recovery in Hong Kong and the PRC.

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