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Zahra started working as a paralegal at Lexis Nexis in Banking and Insolvency teams in April 2019. Zahra graduated with a 2.1 honours in a BA French and Spanish, completed the GDL at BPP University and is seeking some experience before commencing the LPC. She has undertaken voluntary work for law firms in London, Argentina and Colombia.
Eleanor qualified in 1998 into the insolvency team at ASB law. She became a partner in 2005, and went on to head up the Recovery & Insolvency team. Whilst traditionally specialising mainly in contentious corporate insolvency matters, in recent years she has moved into the non contentious arena, in particular specialising in company administrations.
Kathy specialises in restructuring and cross-border insolvency. She qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has since worked for Weil Gotshal & Manges and Freshfields. Kathy has worked on some of the largest restructuring cases in the last decade, including Worldcom, Parmalat, Enron and Eurotunnel.

Anna joined the Restructuring and Insolvency team at Lexis®PSL in August 2013 from Berwin Leighton Paisner where she was a senior associate in the Restructuring Team.

Anna has worked on a number of large scale restructurings primarily in the UK market acting on behalf of lending institutions.

Recent transactions include the restructuring of a UK hotel chain and the administration sale of part of the Connaught group. Anna has also spent time on secondment at The Royal Bank of Scotland and trained at Clifford Chance qualifying in 2007.

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined the Restructuring and Insolvency team at Lexis®PSL in September 2014 from Shoosmiths LLP, where he was a senior associate in the restructuring and insolvency team.

Primarily focused on contentious and advisory corporate and personal insolvency work, Stephen’s experience includes acting for office-holders on a wide range of issues, including appointments, investigations and the recovery and realisation of assets (including antecedent transaction claims), and for creditors in respect of the impact on them of the insolvency of debtors and counterparties.

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13 Nov 2019

The court dismissed an appeal by the liquidators of a company who had made an application under section 238 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) alleging a transaction at...

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The court was concerned with public interest winding-up petitions presented against companies which operated schemes to help customers to avoid liability for business...

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28 Oct 2019

Two different judgments have recently considered the consequences of e-filing a notice of appointment of an administrator out of court opening hours (so as to thereby...

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 Banking & Finance analysis: What are the duties owed by a mortgagee in possession? David Bowden, independent legal consultant, comments on the consequences of...

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We look at this case on the landlords’ challenge of the Debenhams Retail Ltd (Debenhams) company voluntary arrangement (CVA) where Norris J rejected four of the...

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23 Sep 2019

On 11th September 2019 the English High Court sanctioned two schemes of arrangement which are integral to the restructure of Syncreon, a US-headquartered global logistics...

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5 Sep 2019

Was the liquidator of a Bahamian mutual fund, in compulsory liquidation, entitled to serve a fraudulent preference claim outside the jurisdiction? Representatives of the...

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29 May 2019

Sarah Clarke at Hardwicke Chambers looks at the new UNCITRAL Model Law on the Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency Related Judgments and its potential impact on Re...

2 May 2019

Cathryn Williams, a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, considers the case of Wright and others v HMV Ecommerce Limited where the court decided that an electronic filing...

30 Apr 2019

Samira Afrasiabi, corporate senior associate in the global transactions group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, explains that Re Steris plc is an example of...

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Insolvency—appeal in a transaction at an undervalue claim (Re Guardian Care Homes (West) Ltd)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The court dismissed an appeal by the liquidators of a company who had made an application under section 238 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) alleging a transaction at...

Is it legitimate to use the MVL or CVL process for the intended effect of tax avoidance? (Re PAG Asset Preservation Ltd and another company)
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The court was concerned with public interest winding-up petitions presented against companies which operated schemes to help customers to avoid liability for business...

Administration—e-filing a notice of appointment out of court hours (Re S.J. Henderson & Co Ltd; Re Triumph Furniture Ltd and Re Skeggs Beef Ltd)
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Two different judgments have recently considered the consequences of e-filing a notice of appointment of an administrator out of court opening hours (so as to thereby...

Court of Appeal clarifies mortgagee’s duties in aircraft finance case
Restructuring and Insolvency

 Banking & Finance analysis: What are the duties owed by a mortgagee in possession? David Bowden, independent legal consultant, comments on the consequences of...

Debenhams CVA challenge dismissed (Discovery (Northampton) Ltd and others v Debenhams Retail Ltd and others)
Restructuring and Insolvency

We look at this case on the landlords’ challenge of the Debenhams Retail Ltd (Debenhams) company voluntary arrangement (CVA) where Norris J rejected four of the...

US-based Syncreon chooses English scheme of arrangement over Chapter 11 for financial and corporate restructure (Re Syncreon Group BV)
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On 11th September 2019 the English High Court sanctioned two schemes of arrangement which are integral to the restructure of Syncreon, a US-headquartered global logistics...

Jurisdictional reach of clawback claims in winding up proceedings (AWH Fund Ltd (in compulsory liquidation) v ZCM Asset Holding Co (Bermuda) Ltd (Bahamas))
Restructuring and Insolvency

Was the liquidator of a Bahamian mutual fund, in compulsory liquidation, entitled to serve a fraudulent preference claim outside the jurisdiction? Representatives of the...

The New Model Law—goodbye to Gibbs?
Restructuring and Insolvency

Sarah Clarke at Hardwicke Chambers looks at the new UNCITRAL Model Law on the Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency Related Judgments and its potential impact on Re...

E-filing of administration appointments—don’t get your wires crossed
Restructuring and Insolvency

Cathryn Williams, a partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, considers the case of Wright and others v HMV Ecommerce Limited where the court decided that an electronic filing...

Brexit prompts transfer of company assets to Ireland (Re Steris plc)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Samira Afrasiabi, corporate senior associate in the global transactions group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, explains that Re Steris plc is an example of...

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