Credit Strategy were joined by Kristina Kicks, Director, Contentious Insolvency and Asset Recovery, KPMG in our latest 60 second interview
Q: What kind of work/cases have you been working on since lockdown?
A: I specialise in Contentious Insolvency and Asset Recovery, and since lockdown, I have been busy on existing cases and a number of new appointments, both as liquidator and trustee in bankruptcy, all of which have a range of disputes.
Q: When do you think we’ll start to see an increase in corporate insolvencies?
A: I think there will be a steady increase in corporate insolvencies in the first part of 2021 and then a significant increase from March 2021.
Q: What advice would you give to the next generation of people working in either turnaround, restructuring or insolvency?
A: Restructuring and insolvency is an interesting career and every day is different. Building your network in the early stages of your career is a great way to meet likeminded professionals and the relationships will stay with you as you develop and progress over the years.
Q: What do you think is the biggest challenge, or issue, for those working to rescue businesses?
A: The perception of insolvency professionals to the public and those not involved in the insolvency profession can be negative which can impact the messaging around a rescue.
Q: Without giving too much away, what do you hope delegates will learn from your session at the TRI Conference?
A: The important part insolvency will play in tackling fraud surrounding the Covid environment.
Q: What other sessions are you looking forward to at this year’s TRI Conference?
A: I am looking forward to all the sessions, in particular ‘Pandemonomics: The biggest challenge yet’ and ‘Howard Kennedy: Private prosecutions, in an insolvency context’.
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