Tom Vickers

Joined firm 2005. Partner since 2014.

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

Corporate Highlights

  • The Restaurant Group plc, Revolution Bars Group plc and Mothercare plc in relation to company voluntary arrangements implementing restructurings of their leasehold estates
  • Premier Oil plc on the 2017 restructuring of its $3.8 billion of debt facilities implemented by schemes of arrangement, the litigation arising from and ultimately the successful sanction of its contested schemes of arrangement in 2020, and the restructuring plans to implement Premier’s proposed merger with Chrysaor
  • 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
  • AlixPartners on contingency planning for the failure of Thomas Cook plc
  • an informal steering committee of landlords in relation to the restructuring of the Arcadia Group through a series of company voluntary arrangements
  • EY in connection with the pre-pack administration of Interserve plc which implemented the Group’s deleveraging plan
  • Carillion plc on its restructuring negotiations and its ultimate entry into compulsory liquidation, and the Official Receiver and Special Managers in relation to various issues arising in the liquidation
  • hibu on the 2016 reorganisation of its capital structure, implemented through schemes of arrangement

Financial Services Highlights

  • EY as “competent person” in relation to Satabank, the Maltese bank, following the discovery of shortcomings in relation to its anti-money laundering procedures, which ultimately led to the withdrawal of its banking licence
  • Grant Thornton as administrators of the payday lenders CashEuroNet, UK LLC and Wonga Group
  • 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, 2021 which says "He is exceptionally bright, very measured in his approach and at the same time very tough - he is respected in the market." Chambers 2020 noted that “He has deep technical knowledge and is responsive, client-focused and able to innovate around the subject matter”. He is listed as a “Leading Individual” in the Legal 500, 2021 and is a “Highly Regarded” practitioner in the IFLR 1000, 2021.