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Corporate Turnaround and Restructuring: Explained, Illustrated and Debated

19 January 2013

For the first TMA Scotland event in 2013 the meeting will be addressed by a lawyer, a funder and a turnaround professional, who - drawing on their considerable experience in the field of restructuring - will explain some of the options available to distressed companies in order to survive in the current tough economic conditions.

Date:Tues 19 Feb, 6pm

Venue:Gillespie Macandrew LLP, 5 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8EJ

Don't forget as we are sponsors of the event any guests of KSA Group can attend for free to this CPD qualifying event. Anyone wishing to come along as a guest please contact

The speakers will illustrate their points using relevant case studies and the ensuing debate, during a chaired questions & answers session, will no doubt be a lively and thought provoking conclusion to the formal part of the evening.

The hosts and sponsors warmly invite all those present to continue their discussions, less formally, during the networking and hospitality time that will follow.

The evening with be Chaired by Symon Legge - Acasta Consulting (Scotland) Ltd and TMA (UK) Representative.

Symon is a Chartered Surveyor with 30 years experience in the Construction Industry; he has spent the last 20 years working on both commercial and development project delivery and also has extensive experience in representing Specialist Subcontractors.

Symon's breadth of experience in having fulfilled the roles of Main Contractor's and Specialist Subcontractor's Quantity Surveyor, Private Quantity Surveyor, Project Manager, Employer's Agent and CDM Co-ordinator, and his extensive knowledge of the Scottish Construction Industry and involvement in dispute work, arbitration proceedings and debt recovery, gives him an unrivalled position in carrying out corporate recovery, due diligence and acting on development instructions.

Symon is a Director of the Acasta Scottish office, based in Edinburgh and which also takes commissions in the North of England."

Joining Symon will be Steven Jansch, Associate - Gillespie Macandrew LLP,Keith Steven, Founder & CEO - KSA Group Ltd and James Waterson, Area Sales Manager - Close Asset Finance Ltd (Edinburgh)

Steven Jansch is an Associate in Gillespie Macandrew's Litigation department. He is a solicitor advocate and has been accredited in commercial litigation by the WS Society. Steven has extensive experience of commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms at all levels.

Steven oversees our busy debt recovery team and has a wealth of knowledge of insolvency matters having acted for banks, creditors, and insolvency practitioners for almost 10 years. Steven is acclaimed by clients as being "highly commercial and extremely effective, particularly in court." Clients also commend Steven's ability to obtain appointments of liquidators provisionally as being "impressively quick", with top qualities listed as being "Great Results, Personable, Expert".

Keith Steven of KSA Group Ltd has been rescuing and turning-around companies since 1994; he has worked for insolvency firms, turnaround funds and venture capital investors. Keith formed his own turnaround practice, KSA Group Ltd in 2001, and he is acknowledged as an expert in the delivery of CVAs for SME companies faced with financial difficulties.

Drawing on case studies from 2012, Keith will illustrate the variety of ‘turnaround tools’ available to directors and advisors in order to effect a company rescue, including formal and informal procedures and creditor negotiations – including with HMRC. Many of the key skills of Keith and his company are available via the internet free of charge; he will impart his advice on being the ready for the future with similar magnanimity.

KSA Group is delighted to sponsor this evening’s event and is proud to be a Corporate Sponsor of TMA.

James Waterson has over 5 years of firsthand experience within the asset finance marketplace. Originally with a Clearing Bank he now plays a key role in the activities of Close Bros Asset Finance in Scotland, providing asset finance in restructuring situations and general refinance within SME, commercial and mid-corporate business across Scotland.

Close Brothers looks to provide alternative funding packages tailored to specific business needs – always with a customer relationship focus – and provide specialist knowledge and innovative value-added solutions to Scottish business. Areas of activity include funding for renewable energy projects, with a focus on small to medium wind energy specifically for land / estate owners, farming, leisure and business communities.

James’s own particular specialties include Corporate Real Estate Credit Analysis, Asset Finance & Structured Leasing as well as Compliance & Business Development.

Questions and Answers

Time will be allocated for Q & A’s so as to facilitate a short debate on what has been presented.

Following this and the formal conclusion of the meeting, all attendees are warmly invited to continue their discussions during the networking and hospitality session. Food and drink will be provided by the event sponsors.

For a link directly to the TMA website where you can book.  Then click here

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