Viewing: Insolvency for Gurprit Mattu

Gurprit has experience of acting for insolvency practitioners and firms in the UK and Offshore. She has covered a wide range of work, including: Advising directors on fraudulent misrepresentation, advising on auditor negligence during firm administration, cross-border insolvency, claims against banks for forced insolvency, directors’ disqualification, winding up in the public interest. She has attended court on numerous bankruptcy and winding up petitions.
She also has experience of criminal cases involving restraint orders and receivership.
Gurprit is currently instructed on a multi-million pound cross-border winding up dispute.
Overseas and international
Gurprit was called to the BVI Bar in 2019, and still holds a current practicing certificate.
She worked in-house at a international law firm based in the BVI, working on large scale BVI company/commercial and trusts litigation for clients from multiple jurisdictions, including Russia, Switzerland, Hong Kong. Cases included Alfa Bank v Emmerson in the BVI Commercial Court, Wilton v AFS Trustee, a complex multi-jurisdictional trusts dispute. She also worked on local civil cases, in particular, she is familiar with probate matters.
Gurprit acted as junior counsel in Bowview Overseas Limited and Others, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (2020), and in Asiyah Grant v Javier Maduro Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, in the Court of Appeal (2019). She is currently instructed in a multimillion cross border winding up matter and is instructed as junior counsel in IsZo Capital v Nam Tai & Others, an international multimillion shareholder dispute.
Gurprit has also advised in Jersey Trust disputes, and has spent time working on the Isle of Man on commercial and corporate fraud case.
Punjabi and Hindi
Notable Cases
The Financial Conduct Authority v Asset L. I. Inc (trading as Asset Land) & others [2016]
Gurprit was part of the FCA team that prepared and successfully presented the first Unauthorised Business Department matter under s235 FSMA (collective investment schemes) that went to a fully contested trial; [2013] EWHC 178. The decision was appealed, and eventually the Supreme Court found that the company’s land banking arrangements amounted to operating collective investment schemes without authorisation.
OFSTEAD v Durand Academy Trust [2019]
Gurprit acted as Junior Counsel in a Judicial Review case, for the Durand Academy at the administrative court and the Court of Appeal. The Administrative Court quashed OFSTEAD’s Report at first instance finding that the absence of any ability effectively to challenge the Report rendered the Complaints Procedures unfair. The Court of Appeal overturned the decision.
Peter Millet Award
Pegasus Scholarship
International Bar Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association
Surrey and South London Bar Mess
LLB Aberystwyth University
MA Kings College, London
Diploma in Corporate Governance

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021
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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020
On 31 October 2020, the ban on repossession proceedings comes to an end. Approximately 1.8 million people have taken a deferral on a mortgage, and the second period of deferral is now coming to an end. Lenders may commence or continue with possession proceedings if appropriate....

Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020