Nicholas Brainsby studied law and economics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. After qualifying as a barrister and solicitor and working for a leading law firm in New Zealand, he moved to London in 1999 to work as a policy advisor for the Insolvency Service, where he worked on proposals for insolvency law reform, which resulted in the Enterprise Act 2002. He joined Beachcroft LLP in 2000 where he led the corporate recovery and restructuring team in London.He has extensive experience in advising on business and asset purchases in the context of insolvency situations and has an exceptional contact network within the insolvency profession. He received an MBA (with distinction) from Cass Business School in London in 2008. Nicholas has advised the Conservative Party in connection with corporate restructuring and insolvency law policy and has also advised the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development on corporate restructuring policy in its countries of operations. He has also been a speaker at international restructuring workshops held by the World Bank and the IMF.