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Paul McLoughlin

Partner
London

Paul McLoughlin

Paul is a partner in the London finance team.

He focusses on banking and restructuring transactions and using company and insolvency law procedures as a means of delivering restructuring solutions. Paul's wealth of experience in cross-border and domestic financing transactions, restructurings and work-outs means he provides clients with focussed and pragmatic solutions to difficult situations. He is ranked as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Partners and recognised by Legal 500.

Paul advises stakeholders across the credit spectrum ranging from secondary market debt investors, senior and junior creditors (including banks and funds) through to corporate borrowers, management teams, private equity sponsors and insolvency practitioners. Paul's practice includes advising clients on loan portfolio transactions, distressed investing, debt restructuring, debt / equity swaps, strategic planning and advisory work, distressed M&A transactions, schemes of arrangement, pre-packaged administrations and, where required, advising on formal insolvency options and processes. 

Paul is experienced in advising across multiple jurisdictions and across many different sectors with particular expertise in real estate and hotels, projects and infrastructure, retail, telecoms, industrials, agriculture and manufacturing.

Described as having: “… ‘first-rate negotiation skills', and has successfully built up the firm’s distressed loan portfolio practice”

Legal 500

Representative experience

Advising the senior steering committee on the restructuring of the IMO Group

Advising the co-ordination committee on the restructuring of Hampson PLC, a UK listed aircraft components manufacturer with operation in the US and India.

Advising the senior syndicate on the restructuring of debt facilities to a global retail brand with operations in the Europe, Japan and China.

Advising on the €1.1bn pan-European refinancing of DUKE Real Estate.

Advising on the refinancing of the Maybourne Hotel Group (owners of Claridges, the Connaught and Berkley Hotels) and subsequent litigation with the group's shareholders.

Advising on the restructuring and refinancing of facilities to the Prestbury Group, a major UK real estate investment group.

Advising unsecured creditors in relation to the Brazilian restructuring of the Odebrecht Oil and Gas Group.

Advising on the restructuring of debt, bonding facilities and letter of credit facilities to a multinational construction group.

Advising the UK division of an Australian mining business with a dual UK and Australian listing in relation to its restructuring.

Advising the international lender group in relation to the restructuring of a Turkish telecoms group.

Advising bondholders in relation to the restructuring a Ukranian agricultural group.

Advising creditors in relation to new money facilities made available to Agrokor, a Croation based Eastern European retail group.

Advising numerous distressed investors on the acquisition, restructuring and enforcement of NPLs including leveraged finance, real estate and aviation.

Advising numerous financial institutions on the disposal of NPL portfolios, including Lloyds Banking Group, GE and NAMA.

Education and admissions

Education

  • BA (Hons) Law/International Politics, Keele University
  • LL.M European/International Law, University of Durham

Memberships

  • The Law Society
  • INSOL International
  • R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals)
  • the Insolvency Lawyers Association

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