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Non-contentious & Consensual Restructuring

Protecting the respective positions of both corporate entity and stakeholders when a business is in financial distress or placed into an insolvency process

We are experienced in advising boards of directors and all categories of creditors and prospective office holders during restructuring, as well as dealing with the security and appointment of office holders.

We also act for administrators, liquidators, trustees and receivers in all aspects of non-contentious insolvency work, from appointment through pre-pack or trading sales, to reach a successful conclusion.

Our team is experienced at ensuring the objectives of all clients' are met in these difficult circumstances.

Our work covers all insolvency scenarios, including aspects of multi-faceted group collapses, negotiating settlement and wind-down agreements as part of voluntary liquidation proceedings and preparing proofs of claim

Our Non-contentious & Consensual Restructuring Work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • UK & Europe
  • Afren Group

    Acting for a major African Bank which is a key secured lender to the Afren oil exploration group of companies. Actions have included negotiating key documentation in relation to the restructuring of the Afren Group

    Central African Republic
  • Pension schemes

    Acting for two of the UK’s major pension schemes in contingency planning for the insolvency of the custodians of their cash and assets. The cases included advice on the impact of US insolvency on our clients’ rights and obligations

    United States
  • Acting for a credit insurer of major financial institutions

    Acting for a credit insurer of major financial institutions in respect of its claims in one of Europe's largest ever restructurings.

    Spain

    Negotiation of a business and asset purchase

    Acting for the purchaser of an aircraft repair and maintenance business in negotiating a business and asset purchase

    United Kingdom

    Sales of businesses and property

    Acting for administrators, administrative receivers and fixed charge receivers in relation to numerous sales of businesses and property

    United Kingdom

    Financing Company

    Acting for the administrators of a prominent bridging finance company on a Court application for an administration order, the immediate sale of the business and assets, and a debt for equity swap

    United Kingdom

    Aviation recruitment business

    Acting for the administrators of a GBP 70 million turnover aviation recruitment business in effecting a prepackaged sale of the business and assets

    United Kingdom

    Caparo

    Acting for the Liberty House Group in their purchase of 10 businesses, 3 closed businesses, shares in some companies and 24 properties as one of its acquisitions of the Caparo steel group from administrations. Clydes advised Liberty on this complex and challenging acquisition utilising numerous...

    United Kingdom

    Covpress

    Acting for the Liberty House Group in its acquisition of the business and certain assets of an automotive supplier, Covpress Limited, from administrators. The successful acquisition secured 740 jobs and ensured a crucial part of the manufacturing line of automobiles worldwide would continue. The...

    United Kingdom

    Bank new development

    Acting for an agent bank in respect of a portfolio of nursing homes funded by GBP 200 million of syndicated debt.

    United Kingdom

    Motorway service stations

    Acting for the administrators of a chain of motorway service stations in negotiating various business sales and successfully applying to Court for emergency relief to ensure that a sale could be completed notwithstanding a pre insolvency transaction.

    United Kingdom

    Private equity houses and hedge funds acquisitions

    Acting on various high value acquisitions and in resolution of disputes for both private equity houses and hedge funds.

    United Kingdom

Our Non-contentious & Consensual Restructuring team

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily
Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily

Partner

Ian Chung
Ian Chung

Partner

Lauren Fine
Lauren Fine

Partner

Naji Hawayek
Naji Hawayek

Partner

Lee Keane
Lee Keane

Partner

Daniel Keys
Daniel Keys

Partner

Chris Lenton
Chris Lenton

Partner

Duncan Lockhart
Duncan Lockhart

Partner

Caroline Malo
Caroline Malo

Partner

Stephen McKenna
Stephen McKenna

Partner

Jorge Meneses
Jorge Meneses

Partner

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