Restructuring and Insolvency

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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.

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.

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.

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7 Jan 2020

Insolvency and Companies Court (ICC) Judge Barber held that the Lundy Granite principle does not extend to an obligation to ‘top up’ a rent deposit fund,...

3 Jan 2020

The court held that a notice of appointment of administrators (NoA) could be filed at court by directors of a company by e-filing outside of court hours and that such...

17 Dec 2019

The court had to consider whether a failure to comply with the procedures set out in the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, SI 2016/1024 (IR 2016) for the issuing...

11 Dec 2019

Gerard van Tonder, barrister at New Square Chambers, examines a Court of Appeal decision that a leasehold interest in a property which had been assigned to the...

10 Dec 2019

This application arose following Regis UK Limited (Regis) entering administration on 23 October 2019. Prior to that Regis was subject to a company voluntary arrangement...

8 Dec 2019

In this ‘highly unusual’ application, administrators sought the permission of the court to remove the sole director of eight wholly–owned subsidiary...

6 Dec 2019

Susan Ower, advocate at Axiom Advocates, examines the Supreme Court's decision that there could be no justification for an off-market sale to the appellant of an...

4 Dec 2019

On 6 April 2019, two new sets of rules relating to insolvency procedure in Scotland came into effect. Several issues have been highlighted with these rules following...

4 Dec 2019

The Court of Appeal held that the appellant had no genuine interest in the claims being pursued by the claimant against the two respondent companies for a declaration...

4 Dec 2019

The High Court found that a purported purchaser of the underlying assets in a securitisation scheme was not a bona fide purchaser for value without notice, as the...

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Administration Expenses—Lundy Granite principle (Re London Bridge Entertainment Partners LLP (in administration))
Restructuring and Insolvency

Insolvency and Companies Court (ICC) Judge Barber held that the Lundy Granite principle does not extend to an obligation to ‘top up’ a rent deposit fund,...

Out-of-court appointment of Administrators—another e-filing decision (Re Keyworker Homes (North West) Limited)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The court held that a notice of appointment of administrators (NoA) could be filed at court by directors of a company by e-filing outside of court hours and that such...

Procedural Error with petition—fatal or not? (Re Saint Benedict’s Land Trust Limited)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The court had to consider whether a failure to comply with the procedures set out in the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, SI 2016/1024 (IR 2016) for the issuing...

Bona vacantia and beyond—Court of Appeal considers vesting orders (Leon v Attorney-General and others)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Gerard van Tonder, barrister at New Square Chambers, examines a Court of Appeal decision that a leasehold interest in a property which had been assigned to the...

Why does it matter whether a company voluntary arrangement is terminated or revoked? (Re Regis UK Ltd (in administration))
Restructuring and Insolvency

This application arose following Regis UK Limited (Regis) entering administration on 23 October 2019. Prior to that Regis was subject to a company voluntary arrangement...

Administrator’s power to remove directors of subsidiary companies (Re Inspired Asset Management Limited)
Restructuring and Insolvency

In this ‘highly unusual’ application, administrators sought the permission of the court to remove the sole director of eight wholly–owned subsidiary...

Supreme Court: courts have discretion as to remedy for gratuitous alienation (MacDonald v Carnbroe Estates)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Susan Ower, advocate at Axiom Advocates, examines the Supreme Court's decision that there could be no justification for an off-market sale to the appellant of an...

A further update on the Scottish Insolvency Rules 2018 in practice
Restructuring and Insolvency

On 6 April 2019, two new sets of rules relating to insolvency procedure in Scotland came into effect. Several issues have been highlighted with these rules following...

Permission to discontinue proceedings—entitlement to object—interest in relief sought (Barons Finance Ltd (in liquidation) v Barons Bridging Finance 1 Ltd (in liquidation))
Restructuring and Insolvency

The Court of Appeal held that the appellant had no genuine interest in the claims being pursued by the claimant against the two respondent companies for a declaration...

Purported purchaser not equity’s darling (Business Mortgage Finance 6 Plc v Roundstone Technologies Ltd)
Restructuring and Insolvency

The High Court found that a purported purchaser of the underlying assets in a securitisation scheme was not a bona fide purchaser for value without notice, as the...

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