Borrelli Walsh acquires Kirker & Co, Insolvency Practitioners in the UK & Ireland

Borrelli Walsh is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kirker & Co, the specialist reconstruction and insolvency practice founded in London by Edwin Kirker in 1997.

The acquisition occurs at a critical time for the global economy and will play a key role in developing the reconstruction and insolvency services offered by Borrelli Walsh in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

Edwin joins Borrelli Walsh as a Managing Director in London and brings over 30 years of strong experience with administrations, receiverships, liquidations, bankruptcies, voluntary arrangements and LPA receiverships. His industry experience includes aviation, construction, engineering, hotels, tourism, media and textiles – both in the UK, Ireland and internationally, from Venezuela to Indonesia.

Edwin’s recent experience includes the stabilisation and sale of a pharmaceutical plant in Shannon, Ireland, manufacturing active pharmaceutical ingredients; the turnaround of an international firm of architects in London with all creditors paid in full; and the successful completion of contracts in a number of construction companies. To date, Edwin has also been appointed to over 300 Law of Property Act Receiverships, including joint appointments this year with Cosimo Borrelli on three luxury properties in London worth tens of millions of pounds.

Edwin joins the senior Borrelli Walsh team in London including David Reeve-Tucker, a senior shipping and aviation expert and Mike Cooke who leads the firm’s Africa and the Middle East restructuring practice.

Cosimo Borrelli, Managing Director and co-Founder of Borrelli Walsh, said “we are delighted to welcome Edwin to the team.  He is a very experienced and highly respected member of the restructuring community, with real hands-on experience – all of which will be invaluable as we develop our services across the UK, Europe and internationally.”

Edwin said “having been fortunate to work with Cosimo and other members of the Borrelli Walsh Global Executive over the last six months, it is clear that I am joining a dynamic and very commercial firm with very high standards and to whom client loyalty is everything.”