Emma Simmonds

Emma Simmonds’ practice focuses on advising creditors on complex cross-border restructurings, financings and refinancings. She acts for a broad range of financial institutions including private placement noteholders, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, banks, creditor committees, and bondholders. Emma also has experience of advising on general distressed lending matters and debt and claims trading. Her representative transactions include: • Advising private placement noteholders on waivers and amendments in connection with covenant defaults by Royal Imtech • Advising private placement noteholders on the financial restructuring of Wagon plc, Deutz A.G. and Hampson Industries plc • Advising senior lenders in LBO restructurings, including the Terreal Group and Monier • Representing mezzanine lenders in LBO restructurings, including Gala Coral, Viridian, Alliance Medical, Europackaging and 20:20 • Advising sole senior lender on the €480 million refinancing of a real estate portfolio with properties in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands • Advising noteholders on the restructuring of high yield bonds issued by Invitel, Independent News & Media Plc, Damovo Group, Emap, Torex Retail and Luxfer Holdings • Advising Norsk Tillitsmann ASA, on behalf of holders of Norwegian law bonds issued by Skeie Drilling AS, Master Marine ASA and Remedial (Cyprus) Public Company Limited • Advising investors in relation to sovereign bonds
  • Author of Transfer schemes under section 900 of the Companies Act 2006
  • Practice areas


    • Admitted as a Solicitor, England and Wales


    • Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)
    • Insolvency Lawyers Association
    • 100 Women in Hedge Funds


    • Contributing Author


    • Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MA (Cantab)

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