Joshua Bauernfreund

Senior Counsel
Joined firm 2013.

Josh advises companies, lenders, investors and insolvency practitioners across the full spectrum of restructuring and insolvency matters, including complex corporate restructurings, contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters and distressed acquisitions.

Highlights include advising:

  • Cineworld Group plc, one of the largest cinema chains in the world, in connection with the Chapter 11 cases for its UK, US and Jersey businesses
  • Next on the acquisition out of administration of the majority of the assets of Joules
  • Atlas Mara, the sub-Saharan African financial services group, on its strategic options and debt restructuring which included negotiations with multiple bilateral lenders, new money providers and convertible bondholders
  • ASOS on the acquisition out of administration of the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands
  • Hema, the Dutch retailer, on its multi-jurisdictional financial restructuring designed to deleverage its capital structure, including a debt-for-equity swap and new money raise, and which was implemented by means of a scheme of arrangement and a security enforcement sale
  • TVS Motor Company, the global manufacturer of two and three wheeled vehicles, in connection with its acquisition out of administration of the iconic British motorcycle brand, Norton
  • Interserve plc, one of the world’s leading support services and construction groups, on the development and implementation of a deleveraging plan designed to reduce the group’s debt by approximately £485 million and provide £110 million of fresh liquidity
  • The Board of Thomas Cook Group plc, in connection with the proposed recapitalisation plan, the liquidation of Thomas Cook Group plc and the subsequent parliamentary inquiry
  • Carillion, in relation to its restructuring efforts, as well as the Official Receiver and Special Managers (PwC) in connection with the sale of certain businesses
  • The administrators of the Wonga Group, previously the UK’s largest payday lender, in relation to the conduct of the administration