Paul is a senior solicitor who has extensive experience in advising on various corporate restructuring and recovery matters. Paul's clients include companies experiencing financial difficulties, their directors and shareholders, insolvency practitioners appointed over such companies, lenders to and other major creditors of troubled entities, investors using a “loan to own” strategy and buyers of businesses where there is an insolvency aspect.
Paul is a qualified insolvency practitioner, having passed the Joint Insolvency Examination Board examinations in 2013.
Paul has experience of restructurings and financings in a number of sectors including retail, care homes, hotels and leisure, insurance, airlines and consumer lending. Paul also recently completed a secondment to a distressed credit fund where he worked on investments in a number of industries, including oil and gas and shipping.
This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Jat Bains and Paul Keddie of Macfarlanes LLP, provides guidance on the insolvency of professional services firms (such as legal, accounting and financial advisory firms). It considers the impact of limited liability partnership status, what can be done to maximise the value of the main asset of this type of firm and potential issues on a sale by an officeholder (including valuation).
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