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Kent McParland

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Kent McParland is a Director with Teneo focused on the International Financial Centres group within the Financial Advisory practice.

Prior to joining Teneo, Kent was a Director and Office Lead with Kroll in the BVI. Kent is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and has been working primarily as a restructuring and insolvency specialist since 2007. Before relocating to Costa Rica, Kent was a licensed insolvency practitioner in the BVI.

Kent has acted on a number of high-profile Insolvency matters in the Caribbean including Joint Liquidator of Torque Group Holdings Limited and a senior member of the Stanford International Bank Liquidation. Kent’s experience covers a wide range of industries including, but not limited to, resort development, crypto, banking, real estate and transportation. His experience includes acting in the capacity as Liquidator, Receiver and Director of Finance. This experience has been gained while working in Canada, the U.S., Australia and the Caribbean.

Kent has given testimony in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and has been deposed on multiple occasions under the U.S. Bankruptcy regime where the BVI engagement has been given foreign main recognition under Chapter 15. Kent has been responsible for taking control of operating entities and managing large teams including through wind down ultimately resulting in staff redundancies. Kent has taken the lead on selling key assets such as aircraft and real estate located in various global jurisdictions.

 

Selected Project Experience

  • Kent has a broad range of restructuring experience, acting in a number of high profile multi-jurisdictional engagements that have involved recognition issues, litigation, asset tracing and other complex matters. Such engagements include:
  • Court appointed liquidator of Torque Group Holdings Limited, an online crypto-currency platform for crypto currency to crypto currency trading. Torque was a BVI company with operations in Asia. The liquidation was the result of a key member of the Torque team executing unauthorized trading activity which resulted in the loss of the majority of the assets.
  • Senior team member on the Stanford International Bank Limited liquidation (“SIB”). SIB was an Antigua bank that took in customer deposits that were ultimately used to fund the UBO’s lifestyle and real estate development projects by offering above market returns to its investors. SIB held real estate assets and deposits globally and ran in parallel to U.S. proceedings resulting in significant litigation in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Director of Finance for the Half Moon Bay Hotel development in Antigua. Responsible for on island relationships including both government and industry in the initial phase of the development.
  • Administrative Receiver of various entities with roles to both protect assets located throughout Asia, Russia and Europe pending the resolution of disputes and to take control and sell assets for value.
  • Court appointments over BVI companies associated with, Cyprus, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Russia, the UK , the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Such appointments have included situations where there is a dispute between shareholders/stakeholders, where there is ongoing litigation and/or where asset tracing exercises are required.