Gareth Cremen

Gareth Cremen

Partner, Johannesburg

Email gareth.cremen@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +27 11 523 6176

Fax +27 86 677 2637

LanguagesEnglish, Afrikaans

Practice groupFinance

"Gareth Cremen is described by commentators as a ‘dynamic partner who suggests creative solutions’. He has experience representing creditors and business rescue practitioners on a variety of restructuring mandates."

Chambers Global

Gareth Cremen focuses on debt recovery, business restructuring, business rescue and insolvency. 

He has acted for multi-national corporations, local and international banks, business rescue practitioners, liquidators, creditors and listed companies. Gareth has advised these various entities on expedited debt recovery mechanisms, debt recovery, business rescue, liquidations and commercial disputes.  

In addition, Gareth has vast experience in banking litigation, re-structuring (formal and informal), cross-border litigation, forensic investigations and fraud, disputes between parties, regulation and compliance laws. Furthermore, he has been involved in several matters before regulatory bodies and tribunals, among them, the Consumer Protection Tribunal, Competition Tribunal, Advertising Standards Authority, Civil Aviation Authority and the like.

In 2012 he was appointed to the board of the Turnaround Management Association of Southern Africa and heads up the Disciplinary Committee.

Awards and recognitions

2017-2018

Recommended for Restructuring/Insolvency as "up and coming"
Chambers Global

Education and admissions

Education

Advanced Short Course in Business Rescue, University of South Africa, 2013

LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand, 2007

Memberships

Turnaround Management Association of Southern Africa (Board Member)

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

Advised various companies on business rescue procedures and restructurings, among them Bateleur Software, Blue Sky Logistics, Islands in Africa Group, Pro-Logistics, and Coleman Tunneling Africa.

Representing and looking after the commercial rights of Standard Bank of SA, Atradius Credito Caucion, Credit Insurance Solutions and Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation of Africa.

Representing creditors in business rescue proceedings and safeguarding their rights and interests. This includes placing companies in rescue on behalf of affected persons.

Acting for business rescue practitioners in various matters such as Minaz Moatize, Coleman Tunnelling, GAPA, Blue Sky Logistics, Bateleur Software.

Providing advice in a shareholders’ dispute in the liquidation of a company in recruitment industry.

Represented various companies in the ICT sector, among them Altron TMT, Altech Autopage.

Co-represented SARS in five interrelated applications to set aside business rescue plans that were invalidly adopted and to remove the business rescue practitioner.

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