Bruno Arboit is the founder and managing partner of Zolfo Cooper's China practice. Mr. Arboit began his accountancy career in Australia and has more than 30 years' experience, predominantly in the corporate recovery, forensic accounting and litigation support area, including 11 years working for a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm (KPMG) both in Australia and Hong Kong. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong for over 20 years.
Mr. Arboit was formerly a lead partner of accounting firm Baker Tilly Hong Kong from its inception in 2001. The firm grew to become one of the top 10 accounting and business advisory firms in Hong Kong. In early 2010 Mr. Arboit oversaw the sale of the business recovery, forensic and litigation support practice of Baker Tilly Hong Kong to New York Stock Exchange listed global business advisory firm, FTI Consulting Inc. He continued as a Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting until establishing his own practice in January 2014, which subsequently became Zolfo Cooper Hong Kong.
Mr. Arboit has considerable experience in acting for both directors and creditors of companies facing financial difficulties and has undertaken numerous special investigations and business reviews involving the assessment of financial viability and the formulation of recovery strategies. His work experience also includes providing expert opinion in shareholder, commercial and matrimonial disputes, valuations and fraud investigations.
Mr. Arboit is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), holder of the HKICPA Specialist Designation in Insolvency accreditation, a Fellow of CPA Australia, a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is an experienced insolvency practitioner, having undertaken numerous court appointments, and has written a number of published articles on corporate recovery related matters, including the operation of insolvency law in Hong Kong and the PRC.
Positions previously held by Mr. Arboit include: Chairman of the HKICPA Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty Executive Committee; board director of INSOL International, the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals; and director and presenter for all insolvency courses administered by the HKICPA.