Cosimo Borrelli



Managing Director and Co-Head of Restructuring

Cos is co-head of Kroll’s Restructuring practice and a leading restructuring and insolvency practitioner in Asia and the Caribbean having worked exclusively in this area since 1990 – being appointed by lenders and financiers, shareholders, distressed companies, secured and unsecured creditors, investors, courts and other stakeholders. Cos’ primary focus is large operational and financial restructurings complex, and often contentious, insolvencies and well-planned enforcement strategies.

Cos’ assignments often have a cross border focus including work in Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Africa and involving the restructuring of private and large publicly listed groups, the investigation and valuation of loan and non-performing loan portfolios for banks and non-bank institutions, the location, retrieval and sale of assets throughout the world, the enforcement of security, audit and director negligence and fraud.

Cos’ strong investigation and forensic background plays a key role in the analysis and execution of restructuring and associated assignments and his wealth of commercial experience means he is well suited to establishing and implementing solutions to complex problems and disputes.

Cos is also well regarded for his work as an independent director to listed companies internationally, especially those undergoing or targeting turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, divestments and special situations. Cos is currently an Independent Director of a listed company in Singapore.

Cos is named in the Thought Leaders Global Elite– Asset Recovery Experts by Who’s Who Legal and is also recognised as a leading advisor in the Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency Advisors (non-legal). “Sources heap praise on [Cos] for his profound expertise in asset recovery relating to restructuring and insolvency proceedings”, and he received “international acclaim for his first-rate insolvency practice”. Cos was also previously quoted to be “an absolute must for this list” and that “his knowledge on worldwide insolvency matters is second to none.”

Professional Affiliations and Academic Qualifications
  • Awarded the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ specialist designation in insolvency, SD (Insolvency)
  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, Singapore
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Registered Appointment Taker with the Official Receiver’s Office in Hong Kong
  • Member of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia


Court Appointments

Since 1999, Cos has regularly been appointed as:

  • Provisional Liquidator;
  • Liquidator;
  • Receiver; and
  • Scheme Administrator;

by Courts in:

  • Hong Kong;
  • Singapore;
  • BVI;
  • Bermuda;
  • Cayman Islands;
  • Turks and Caicos; and
  • Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles.

Cos has also provided expert evidence before Courts and tribunals in the following jurisdictions:

  • Hong Kong;
  • USA;
  • Australia;
  • Bermuda;
  • Singapore; and
  • Netherlands.


Financial and operational restructuring and enforcement of security, including investigation, preservation and realization of assets for investors, lenders and companies.

Distressed M&A and Special Situations

Kroll professionals have advised hundreds of companies, investors and other stakeholders at all stages of distressed transactions and special situations.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory

Kroll’s investment banking practice has extensive experience in M&A deal strategy and structuring, capital raising, transaction advisory services and financial sponsor coverage.

Cross Border Insolvency

Assisting stakeholders, including creditors, investors and management, to identify solutions in contentious situations.

Offshore Restructuring

Our Offshore Restructuring practice draws upon Kroll's broad financial services industry expertise to provide effective, timely advice and solutions.

Bankruptcy Litigation and Solvency Disputes

Expertise in disputes involving fraud, valuation, solvency, governance, plan treatment, and avoidance actions in the bankruptcy or insolvency context.