International tax, audit, and advisory firm Mazars has named Harris Waseem as a director at its London-based restructuring advisory team.
Waseem provides the role with two decades of professional services experience, having spent 16 years at a Big Four firm and three years at a challenger group.
He specialises in carrying out restructurings for mid-market and large cap businesses, while also advising secured lenders, executive boards, and shareholders in times of transformations or crises.
Waseem said that he was looking forward to “leading the continued growth of the advisory capability” at Mazars, while “supporting clients in navigating some of the economic headwinds and opportunities that lie ahead in the coming months”.
The appointment represents a further extension to the group’s restructuring advisory division, and more specifically the firm’s Special Situations Group (SSG).
Mark Bougher, partner at Mazars, said that the “experience, expertise, and skillset” of Waseem makes him “ideally suited to the team”.
He added: “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.”