Phillip Sykes

Phillip has specialised in corporate restructuring since 1980. He has a tremendous depth of experience across multiple sectors, including retail, property and construction, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, commodities and international trade, engineering and agriculture. As well as an extensive caseload in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Phillip has also worked on international projects in USA, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Romania, Latvia, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Thailand and Indonesia. 

Some of his more memorable cases include working with the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency, acting as the trustee in bankruptcy for Kevin Maxwell, the administrator of Reader’s Digest UK and liquidator for the members’ voluntary (solvent) liquidation of LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games)

Phillip previously served as vice-chairman of the Investigation Committee and of the Insolvency Licensing Committee of the ICAEW, He was also a member of the ICAEW’s Professional Standards Board and the Institute’s representative on the Joint Insolvency Committee.