Ranked as a leading practitioner in Chambers and Legal 500, Stephen is the global head of the Business Restructuring and Insolvency Group. He is highly experienced in all aspects of restructuring and insolvency, including strategic planning and advisory work, distressed M&A transactions, debt/equity swaps, debt sales and formal insolvency processes. Stephen regularly acts for banks, bondholders and other financial institutions, distressed corporates, directors, equity investors and insolvency practitioners.
Listed as a Leading Individual for Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Listed as a leading lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency.
Areas of Focus
Advising one of the liquidity facility providers on the high-profile £2.2bn restructuring of Punch Taverns.
Advising the lender in relation to the restructuring of facilities provided to a major leisure Group and the sale of the group.
Advising the Security Agent in relation to the restructuring of facilities provided to NEF Telecom through a Bulgarian security enforcement.
Advising a lender in relation to its position in the restructuring of facilities provided to Fitness First.
Advising the lenders in relation to the restructuring of facilities provided to care homes operator, Southern Cross.
Advising the senior syndicate in relation to the restructuring of the Pearl Group.
Advising the senior lenders in relation to the restructuring of facilities provided to support MSREF’s acquisition of seven European Intercontinental hotels.
Advising the administrators in relation to the administration of First Quench Retailing Limited (trading as Threshers, Wine Rack and others).
Advising the lenders in relation to facilities provided to the Luminar Group, a listed nightclub operator, and on its subsequent administration.
Advising the syndicate in relation to the restructuring of facilities provided to New Star Asset Management.
Advising the senior syndicate in relation to the restructuring of facilities provided to the SSP Group through a number of interlocking schemes of arrangement.
Acting on the restructuring of 20:20, a major mobile telecommunications company.
Advising in relation to several PFI projects in connection with the reorganisation of Jarvis PLC.
Acting on the administration of Railtrack PLC.