Rob Armstrong | Duff & Phelps London| Restructuring



Managing Director

Rob Armstrong is a managing director in the Restructuring practice, based in the London office. He has more than 15 years of experience assisting clients with allegations of fraud, misfeasance, other financial misconduct or improper behavior.

Prior to joining Kroll, Rob was an appointment taking director at RSM in the Special Investigations team. In this role, Rob dealt with a portfolio of cases which involved either asset tracing, high-net-worth individuals or complex insolvency litigation.

Rob 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.

Previous insolvency appointments include:

  • Trustee in bankruptcy to a previously high net worth individual with creditors in excess of £800 million. The estate included ongoing litigation in three separate jurisdictions, with a combined value in excess of £1 billion.

  • Liquidator of a group of 23 companies which were involved in an alleged fraudulent investment scheme using carbon credits. The group of companies was set up in a complex structure both in the UK and offshore to make recoveries for investors difficult. This appointment required working closely with many government agencies. 

  • Trustee in bankruptcy to an Indian steel magnate. The case involved investigating assets held in trusts and offshore corporate entities not originally disclosed. 

Rob received a bachelor’s degree with honors in management studies, specializing in finance, from the University of Leicester. He received a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) and is a qualified insolvency practitioner with the Joint Insolvency Exam Board (JIEB).


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

Investigations and Disputes

World-wide expert services and tech-enabled advisory through all stages of diligence, forensic investigation, litigation, disputes and testimony.

Bankruptcy Litigation and Solvency Disputes

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

Offshore Restructuring

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