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 multinational 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.

Gareth has advised various companies and affected persons on business rescue, restructurings and liquidations, and has been involved in, inter alia, the recent past business rescues and subsequent liquidations of Basil Read, Woestalleen, Steval Engineering, CMC di Ravenna, PAM Fabricators and Double Delight, Stuttafords, Bateleur Software, Blue Sky Logistics, Intertrans Oils SA and Intertrans Oil Rustenburg, Coleman Tunnelling Africa, BTS Electrical and Mechanical Services, Webbers Electrical, Palace Group, and Evraz Highveld Steel.

He also represents and advises on the commercial interests of the following entities: Standard Bank, ABSA Bank, Bank of China, Atradius Credito Caucion, South African Revenue Services, Santam Structured Insurance, Coface, Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation of Africa, and BP Southern Africa.

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, and aviation law. 

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

2017-2019

Restructuring/Insolvency (South Africa), 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)

South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association NPC

Court admissions

South Africa

Representative experience

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 and on behalf of various business rescue practitioners.

Convening and interrogating parties in insolvency inquries.

Acting for the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa NPC on various matters including customs issues for its members.

Successfully represented SA Express in opposing a liquidation application against it and succeeding in the subsequent arbitration by the same creditor.

Acting for Air Mauritius in various matter ranging from competition law issues to metal neutral JVs and the like.

Acting for TAAG Air Angola on commercial matters in South Africa.

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