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Frank Bouette

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Biography

Frank is an experienced restructuring & insolvency lawyer with particular expertise in guiding entrepreneurs and directors through difficult situations and providing carefully managed resolutions. He also has significant experience acting for office holders in complex transactions and realisations (both on and offshore), and guiding them through difficult scenarios. His areas of specialism include:

  • Directors' duties
  • Directors' disqualification
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Dispute resolution

Recent highlights

  • Advising the Court Appointed Receivers of a multi-million pound family partnership upon its dissolution and the realisation of its assets, the conduct of Court inquiries into the assets and a contested assessment of their remuneration
  • Advising the directors of UK based entities forming part of a large offshore structure upon winding them up following sudden departure of their management to a competitor.  Including advising upon a security waterfall created in respect of an English law debenture, but subsequently amended by lawyers out of jurisdiction - and resolving the issues that created 
  • Assisting the governors and directors of Discovery New School (a free school) on its closure and the underlying company’s winding up following the government’s withdrawal of funding
  • Advising the liquidators of a high profile RTA litigation support company.  Dealing with requests for access to, and various applications for disclosure of, its books & records by 3rd parties (who alleged they contained evidence of a large scale systemic fraud involving household name institutions)
  • Acting for the Trustees in Bankruptcy of a HNW bankrupt following her divorce, investigating and realising various properties and assets located in Portugal
  • Acting for the Trustees in Bankruptcy to various celebrity bankrupts. 

Market View

Frank Bouette is a well-known restructuring and insolvency expert. He is praised for his ability to handle both contentious and non-contentious matters. Sources say he has "good technical ability and grasps situations quickly." - Chambers & Partners 2017

The "very impressive" Frank Bouette is well regarded in the market and has a wealth of experience.  One source states: "He is very proactive and very commercial." Frank is also ranked in Band 1 for Restructuring and Insolvency in the South. – Chambers & Partners 2016


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