Our team combines technical excellence with the ability to apply astute commercial insight to any given situation.
We act for companies, banks, funds, other financial institutions, office holders, indenture trustees, pension trustees, directors and individuals dealing with the consequences of financial distress.
We are consistently recognised as experts in our field by the legal directories. Our vast experience in all types of corporate restructuring and insolvency, coupled with a deep understanding of the needs of clients in this area, means that we are able to craft practical, commercial and cost effective solutions.
Our lawyers' extensive cross-border experience means that we are able to find solutions which best protect our clients' interests, whether through optimal use of the legal frameworks which exist to facilitate cross border restructurings, or by identifying those jurisdictions and laws that are best suited to our clients' needs.
Our work covers all sectors – and encompasses domestic and international debt restructurings, schemes of arrangement, CVAs, administrations (including pre-packs), refinancings, workouts and turnaround strategies, debt for equity swaps, distressed M&A, distressed investing, loan to own strategies, receiverships, liquidations, personal bankruptcy, insolvency litigation and investigations, and fraud and asset tracing.
"Brilliant at complex cross-border issues, as well as sensible and commercial…"
The Legal 500 UK 2013
Advising company in the financial services sector on consumer redress scheme: devising ground breaking major scheme of arrangement involving 11 banks and around 2 million creditors.
Playing a pivotal role in this large restructuring, advising the Pension Protection Fund in connection with the restructuring of the substantial pension deficit.
Advising a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed BVI incorporated company in the coking coal sector on its major restructuring.
Pan Ocean Co Limited
Advising syndicates of lenders in connection with the Korean rehabilitation proceedings in connection with this huge shipping company.
The Co-operative Bank Plc
Advising the trustee of various issues of notes affected by the liability management exercise undertaken by the Bank, including the exchange offer and consent solicitation and the scheme of arrangement.
Hong Kong Petrochemical Company Limited
Acting for the receivers and managers of a Hong Kong petrochemical refinery.
Acting for administrators (pre- and post-appointment) on this pre-pack administration and associated debt restructuring.
Advising the liquidators on all aspects of the liquidation in England and in Scotland, including in relation to high-profile and value claims in respect of unlawful means conspiracy.
Acting for the liquidators of various companies connected with this collapsed property and financial conglomerate, including in relation to general advisory work, misfeasance proceedings and litigation
Days group of companies
Advising Hong Kong liquidators of a substantial electronic trading business, including misfeasance proceedings against the directors, the private examination of a bank and related 3rd party professional negligence claims
Ardon Maroon Asia Master Fund
Advising liquidators of Cayman Island registered fund with Hong Kong based manager and investment advisor.
Acting for the principal creditor of the late Boris Berezovsky in relation to the insolvency estate.