Edward McNeilly | Los Angeles | Hogan Lovells

Edward McNeilly

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


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McNeilly Edward

Edward McNeilly
McNeilly Edward
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Edward McNeilly offers clients exceptional legal counsel as they navigate the complex process of restructuring and insolvency.

Edward draws upon his experience of practicing in the United Kingdom and in the United States to help debtors and creditors resolve their most complex stateside and international issues. Clients recognize Edward's tenacity and ability to develop practical solutions to their most complex matters.

Edward has represented clients in a range of areas in both the United Kingdom and the United States, including bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, and finance deals.

Notably, Edward has taken on a number of pro bono cases, helping clients with issues surrounding immigration and foreclosure.

Representative experience

Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 case of Unconditional Love, Inc. (dba Hello Bello).

Represented the Ad Hoc Committee of Noteholders in the multi-jurisdictional financial restructuring of Atento Luxco 1 through an English restructuring plan.

Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and subsequent Liquidating Trust of Wave Computing, Inc. in its chapter 11 case, resulting in a 98% recovery to unsecured creditors

Represented Official Creditors’ Committee of CarbonLite Holdings LLC in its chapter 11 case

Represented Official Creditors’ Committee of Virgin Orbit Holdings, Inc., commercial space company founded by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, in its chapter 11 case

Represented Official Creditors’ Committee in chapter 11 case of Kfir Gavrieli, co-founder of Tieks shoe brand, which culminated in a full-pay chapter 11 plan

Represented a term lender in restructuring a specialty agriculture company through its restructuring, with the client acquiring majority ownership in the company*

Represent a major counterparty in The Weinstein Company's chapter 11 cases

Represented the Official Creditors Committee of Sears Holding Corporation*

Represented administrators in the UK administrations of London-listed companies: Afren plc, Africa-focused oil E&P company, and African Minerals Ltd, a company with mining interests in Sierra Leone*

Represented Creditors Committee in chapter 11 cases of land developer Bruce Elieff and six entities, successfully subordinating claim of senior secured creditor under Bankruptcy Code § 510(b)

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, with distinction, 2012
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, with distinction, 2011
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2011
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge, with distinction, 2007
  • M.A., University of St Andrews, with first class honors, 2006
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • California
  • Washington
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American College of Investment Counsel