Eversheds Sutherland

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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What the team is known for Impressive restructuring and insolvency team that undertakes a full range of work throughout the UK. Experienced in complex, multi-jurisdictional restructurings. Specialist advice on restructurings in retail, financial services and education. Several clearing banks and leading accountancy firms form part of an enviable client base.

Strengths An interviewee says: "They're large enough to have a wide range of skill sets and experts, but with a commitment to the regions which means you still get service with a personal touch."

"They are dedicated and professional, I could not ask for more. Everything from their advice to their service and reporting has always been perfection in my eyes," says another.

A source notes: "They are very knowledgeable, and their work has always been to a very high standard."

Work highlights Advising Begbies Traynor in relation to the administration of Canute Logistics and the insolvencies of its various logistics subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Jordan
is recommended for his work on complex distressed business cases in the retail, financial services and energy sectors. Recent instructions include operational restructuring and refinancing exercises.
"Andrew is a seasoned operator - he has very good boardroom gravitas and a very strong reputation. He's someone you would want around you on the most complex and difficult cases." "Andrew is excellent and very popular with clients."

Anne-Louise Lawrence
advises on all facets of restructuring, refinancing and administration procedure. She has notable expertise in retail receivership and the treatment of distressed real estate assets.

Mark Wood
advises on contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters, such as asset sales, trading issues and restructurings. Much of his work is international in scope.
"One of the leading practitioners in the Midlands." "Mark's knowledge of this area is second to none."