Harris has over 20 years of professional services experience, working with both UK and international clients. Prior to joining Mazars, Harris spent 16 years at a Big 4 accounting and consulting firm and then three years working at a challenger firm.
Harris has extensive experience carrying out restructurings for clients in the mid-market and large cap businesses. He regularly advises secured lenders, executive boards and shareholders in situations where businesses are undergoing change, underperforming or at crisis point.
This senior appointment demonstrates the firm’s continuing growth of the London and national Restructuring Advisory practice and specifically the firm’s Special Situations Group (SSG). The group is a national cross competency and sector team specifically brought together to assist clients and address a range of transactional needs and opportunities during and after the pandemic.
I’m delighted that Harris has chosen to join the Mazars’ Restructuring Advisory team. His past experience, expertise and skillset makes him ideally suited to the team, further enhancing our advisory offering to our clients as we move out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Mark Boughey Partner - Restructuring Services
The economic impacts of Covid-19 have meant the UK’s restructuring landscape is set to evolve at a fast pace. Advisory services are likely to play a huge role over coming months and years to help secure financial restructurings, potentially becoming the solution of choice in the market.
An advisory approach provides directors and shareholders with a clear understanding of all the longer-term options available to them. This may be key in helping to mitigate the much speculated ‘wall of post-Covid corporate insolvencies’ becoming a reality as the Government’s Covid-19 support schemes begin to ease.
I’m hugely excited to be joining the restructuring advisory team at Mazars. I’m looking forward to playing a key part in leading the continued growth of the advisory capability and supporting clients in navigating some of the economic headwinds and opportunities that lie ahead in the coming months. Harris Waseem Restructuring Advisory Director