Christina joined Isadore Goldman in September 2023. She is the immediate past President of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals and deals with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency.
She is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and advises insolvency practitioners, accountants, banks, asset-based lenders, and other commercial organisations. Christina has particular expertise in advising troubled professional practices and distressed charities, not for profit organisations and corporate simplification. She also acts for clients in a wide variety of disputes including corporate, shareholder and partnership litigation, complex contractual disputes and professional negligence.
Christina is currently engaged with the Insolvency Service in two areas. She is assisting with their review of the personal insolvency framework and the call for evidence and has been appointed as a champion for diversity and inclusion.
Christina is long-standing member of INSOL Europe and a former sponsor of and speaker at the Academic conference.
As to personal insolvency, Christina advised the supervisors of the IVA of Pramod Mittal, which is considered to be the UK’s largest bankruptcy. On a separate case, she acted for a Trustee in Bankruptcy and assisted with the realisation of various properties in Italy and Sardinia held jointly by the Bankrupt and his sister.
Christina’s corporate experience includes pursuing various misfeasance and antecedent claims for Liquidators. She has acted for various administrators in over 50 administrations, including many pre-packaged administration sales. One of these involved acting for the joint administrators of Truphone Limited, on the pre-packaged sale of the business and assets of Truphone to TP Global Operations Limited, a vehicle ultimately owned and controlled by well-known entrepreneurs Hakan Koç and Pyrros Koussios. The transaction, which required both the approval of the Department of Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy and of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), was undertaken following an M&A sale process and completed in January 2023. This is the first time that OFSI has granted a licence permitting a pre-packaged administration sale without the need for High Court sanction. Truphone was valued at £410m in 2020.
“Christina is experienced, capable, responsive, commercially astute, warm and kind-hearted.”