Wed, May 20, 2020

Duff & Phelps Appoints Rob Armstrong as Managing Director in its Global Restructuring Advisory Practice

Armstrong to focus on contentious insolvency litigation, adding to existing Duff & Phelps service offerings.

London – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, today announced that Rob Armstrong has joined the firm as a managing director in its Global Restructuring Advisory practice in London. 

Armstrong has over 15 years of insolvency experience assisting clients with allegations of fraud, misfeasance and other financial misconduct or improper behavior. He specializes in contentious insolvency litigation, providing solutions to creditors and other stakeholders to recover assets both in the UK and globally. He leads complex insolvency appointments, including provisional liquidations, high-profile bankruptcies, corporate and personal fraud investigations and pursuing directors for misfeasance.

Before joining Duff & Phelps, Armstrong was an appointment taking director in the Special Investigations team at RSM. In this role, he dealt with cases that involved either asset tracing, high-net-worth individuals or complex insolvency litigation.

Armstrong said: "Joining Duff & Phelps is an exciting opportunity for me to be part of an international organization that will enable me to establish and build a multi-jurisdictional contentious insolvency practice.” 

He further added: “With a strong presence in the U.S., the Caribbean, and a growing footprint across Europe and Asia, Duff & Phelps international authority attracted me. Additionally, through other service lines such as corporate investigations and risk mitigation through Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, I will be able to draw on experts across multiple geographies and skill sets to deliver effective solutions to my clients.”

David Whitehouse, Managing Director and Head of the UK Restructuring Advisory practice, added: “We are delighted that Rob has joined Duff & Phelps, bringing with him tremendous cross-border, multi-jurisdictional contentious insolvency litigation experience. This is an important strategic step for the business, and his knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the global restructuring team and the broader business.”

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