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Alex Kay

Counsel
London

Alex Kay

Alex is a counsel based in London, and part of the business restructuring and insolvency team. He typically represents buy side investors and bondholder committees in complex cross border restructurings assisting his clients in all aspects of a transaction from initial contingency planning and investment analysis to implementation and management of complex work outs.   

Alex has particular experience of assisting creditors in challenging jurisdictions with a focus on emerging markets often using market first restructuring tools to reach a solvent solution. His work encompasses using a range of insolvency and reorganisation tools and processes including schemes of arrangement, pre-packaged administrations, Chapter 11 processes and a number of other European reorganisation tools to achieve his clients' goals. Alex has also acted for investors on a number of complex direct lending financing transactions often using complex and bespoke debt instruments and Intercreditor structures. 

Representative Experience

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


Interoil – advising the senior secured bondholder committee in the restructuring of this Norwegian/Columbian oil & gas exploration company *


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

Consolidated Minerals – advised the noteholder committee in the restructuring of senior secured notes issued by this Ghanaian / Australian manganese miner *


Ukrainian Railways – advised the noteholder committee in the restructuring of pass through notes issued by the Ukrainian state railway company *


Essar Energy – acting for the convertible noteholder group on its successful negotiations with Essar Energy *


Yuksel – advising the ad hoc committee of Senior noteholders in connection with the restructuring of Yuskel Insaat S.A. – a Turkish construction company *

CEDC – advising the steering committee of Senior Secured Noteholders in connection with CEDC's restructuring through a US Chapter 11 process *


SEAT Pagine Gialle S.p.A – advising the ad hoc committee of Senior Secured Noteholders in connection with the Company's consensual restructuring *


Punch Taverns – advising MBIA in connection with the restructuring of Punch Taverns Finance B Limited *


*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LLB Law, London School of Economics

2014 - 2016

"Associate to Watch"

Chambers

2015

Shortlisted in the Assistant/Associate Solicitor of the Year category.

British Legal Awards

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