Gareth Cremen

Director Lawtons Africa – Business Restructuring, 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 entities on expedited debt recovery mechanisms, debt recovery, business rescue, liquidations and commercial disputes.

Gareth has advised numerous companies and affected persons on business rescue, restructurings and liquidations, and has been involved in 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.

Gareth 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.

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.

He has been involved in several matters before regulatory bodies and tribunals, among them, the Consumer Protection Tribunal, Competition Tribunal, Advertising Standards Authority and Civil Aviation Authority.

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

Chambers Global 2020 - Up & Coming

“Gareth Cremen has a wide-ranging practice which sees him advise on issues relating to liquidation and cross-border insolvency, as well as assist creditors with security enforcement. Sources cite him for his ‘customer focus,’ adding that he is ‘very efficient and value-focused,’ and ‘considers the best and most affordable approach.’”

Chambers Global 2019:

"Gareth Cremen continues to develop his reputation in the restructuring and insolvency field, with particular experience acting for creditors. He also has experience relating to the business rescue of multinational companies, including representing a number of trade creditors of Stuttafords International Fashion".

Chambers Global 2018:

“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 2017:

“Several clients highlighted Gareth Cremen as an up-and-coming attorney in this field. ‘He's very energised and wants to drive the outcome, while never being afraid to ask difficult questions,’ says a source”.


2017-2020 Recommended in Chambers Global as Up & Coming


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