Tom advises across the full spectrum of restructuring and insolvency matters, including complex corporate restructurings, contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters and bank resolution and insolvency work for governments, central banks and insolvency practitioners.

Corporate Highlights

  • AlixPartners on contingency planning for the failure of Thomas Cook plc
  • EY in connection with the pre-pack administration of Interserve plc which implemented the Group’s deleveraging plan
  • An informal steering committee of landlords in relation to the restructuring of the Arcadia Group through a series of company voluntary arrangements.  This was the first time that landlords have coordinated to negotiate the terms of a CVA
  • Carillion plc on its restructuring negotiations and its ultimate entry into liquidation
  • Premier Oil plc on the successful 2017 restructuring of its $3.8 billion of debt facilities, implemented by parallel schemes of arrangement
  • hibu on the 2016 reorganisation of its capital structure, implemented through schemes of arrangement

Financial Services Highlights

  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office on contingency planning in relation to the banking crisis in the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla
  • The Central Bank of Cyprus on the resolutions of Bank of Cyprus and Laiki Bank
  • The SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of MF Global Inc. in relation to its claims in the special administration of MF Global UK Limited, including advising on the litigation arising out of those claims and the negotiation of a settlement
  • The Icelandic bank Glitnir on its winding-up proceedings and composition
  • HM Treasury on the resolutions of Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley and the UK subsidiaries of the Icelandic banks Kaupthing and Landsbanki

Tom is ranked in Chambers UK, 2020 which says “He has deep technical knowledge and is responsive, client-focused and able to innovate around the subject matter”. He is listed as a “Next Generation Partner” in the Legal 500, 2020 and is a “Highly Regarded” practitioner in the IFLR 1000, 2020


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