Meet the BRS team


Neil Hayward


Tel: +971 4 304 3599

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Technical Expertise:

Leading large scale, financial and operational restructuring engagements including:

  • Business Reviews
  • Business plan development and implementation
  • Restructuring plan development , negotiation and implementation
  • Working capital management
  • Contingency planning


  • US Broker Dealer Series 7 and Series 63
  • Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
  • ACA – Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


  • Neil has over fifteen years experience in our restructuring team based at various times in London, New York and now Dubai, working on projects across North America, Europe and the Middle East
  • He specialises in advising companies, lenders and other stakeholders in complex international debt restructurings in a wide range of industry sectors
  • Neil’s first role in Dubai was a secondment to the Government of Dubai, advising them on the Dubai World, Nakheel and DDW restructurings. The role encompassed advising the Dubai Government on the commercial terms of the Dubai World, Nakheel and Dry Docks World restructuring agreements and driving the processes to completion
  • Since then he has worked on a number of restructurings in Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE and is currently advising the lenders to a local contracting company