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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 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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An Antiguan liquidator’s powers could not be indirectly extended by reference to unfair prejudice provisions (Re Stanford International Bank Ltd)
Restructuring and Insolvency

This article considers the Antiguan liquidators’ attempts to extend the reach of their powers and do broader justice between victims of a Ponzi scheme, by reference to...

Claim that surgery and insurer colluded in PIP implants settlement rejected (AB and CD v Transform Medical Group and Travelers Insurance)
Restructuring and Insolvency

Roddy Dunlop QC, of Axiom Advocates, examines an Outer House decision in the PIP breast implants case that the pursuers, who were women who had undergone breast...

Ukraine: Trust ownership as an alternative to a mortgage
Restructuring and Insolvency

Iryna Kalnytska, Partner, Attorney at law GOLAW looks at a new form of securing performance of obligations—a trust ownership, introduced by Law No. 132-IX from 17 October...

Administration Expenses—Lundy Granite principle (Re London Bridge Entertainment Partners LLP (in administration))
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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,...

Low-flying company—Thomas Cook insolvency
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The insolvency at travel agent and operator Travel Cook has caused major worries for holidaymakers, the UK government and insurance companies. Duncan Swift, President of...

Costs—non-party costs against liquidator’s firm—Arkin cap (Burnden Holdings (UK) Ltd v Fielding)
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A liquidator’s firm was ordered to pay the successful defendants’ costs as a non-party because it had provided funding for the litigation as a commercial funder. On the...

Court finds EBT schemes amounted to an unlawful return of capital and breach of directors’ duties (Toone and others v Ross and another)
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The High Court has ruled that two EBT schemes that involved making payments to employee-shareholders constituted an unlawful return of capital. This resulted in a breach...

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...

Liquidator as trustee of recovered funds (Re Total Debt Relief Ltd (in liquidation))
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Frances Coulson, senior partner and head of Litigation & Insolvency at Moon Beever, points out that there are many cases where insolvency office-holders are becoming...

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