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Celine Buttanshaw

Senior Associate

Celine Buttanshaw

Celine Buttanshaw is based in London and is part of the business restructuring and insolvency team.

Celine focuses on debt restructuring and reorganisation including contingency planning and options analysis in complex cross-border and emerging market restructurings. She has worked with a range of clients including distressed investors, banks, creditors and borrowers in both financings and restructuring transactions including those involving investment into or development of real estate. She also has experience representing high-yield bondholders and distressed investors in Europe and the United States.

Representative experience

Mriya Agro – advising the senior noteholder committee in the restructuring of this Ukrainian agricultural company.

UkrLandFarming – advised the noteholder committee in the re-profiling of senior notes issued by these Ukrainian agricultural companies.*

Magnolia Portfolio - advised the lenders on a refinancing of a portfolio of care home facilities.*

Norshore Atlantic - advising ad hoc committee of bondholders on restructuring of USD 150 million bonds involving sale and leaseback of a multipurpose drilling vessel.*

Harkand - advising the ad hoc committee of bondholders, on a restructuring of bonds and an options analysis in advance of the administration of several subsidiaries.*

ATU - advising the lead investor in the loan to own of A.T.U, involving a new money investment effected through consent solicitation and third party financing.*

Njord Partners and Goldman Sachs Special Situations - advising on EUR25m debt investment to a Portuguese cabling company to refinance debt and provide working capital.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law
  • Accelerated Legal Practice Course, (commendation), BPP Law School
  • M.A. Oxon, English Keble College, Oxford University
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