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February 21, 2017

Dubai – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) continues to grow its practices in the Middle East with the appointment of Neil Hayward as Managing Director and head of the region’s Restructuring and Turnaround team.

Mr. Hayward brings 18 years of experience in restructuring services to his new role and was recently named among the top 20 of Global Restructuring Review’s list of “The New Insolvency Advisers.”

Mr. Hayward has advised boards, management teams, banks, bondholders and governments in relation to turnaround or distressed situations. He has advised on projects in the U.S., U.K., Russia, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway and the Middle East, across a range of sectors including oil and gas, financial services, food manufacturing, manufacturing, construction and real estate, and retail.

His most recent advisory experience in the Middle East involved a secondment to the Government of Dubai, assisting with the Dubai World and Nakheel restructurings and counselling the financiers in the successful Amlak and Al Jaber restructurings.

Stephen Millington, Managing Director of A&M Middle East, said, “A&M’s operational heritage has made the firm a trusted advisor in turnaround and restructuring. Neil’s in-depth industry expertise aligns with our commitment to maximize recoveries and drive value for clients.”

Mr. Hayward is a Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisor (CIRA). Additionally, he holds the ACA (Chartered Accountant qualification) as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He earned a master’s degree in engineering and a degree in French from the University of Nottingham, including a year at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse (INSA Toulouse).

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