Edward McNeilly

Edward McNeilly

Senior Associate
Los Angeles

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 310 785 4671

Fax +1 310 785 4601

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

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.

Education and admissions


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



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

Related industries

Financial Institutions

Representative experience

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

Successfully obtained dismissal of Chapter 13 case for secured creditors and relief from stay when debtor subsequently filed chapter 12 case*

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*

Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Wave Computing, Inc., a Silicon Valley processor tech company founded by prominent tech investor, Dado Banatao, in Wave's Chapter 11 case.

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.

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