DLA Piper UK LLP

Richard Obank

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Richard practices in the area of corporate restructuring with particular expertise advising boards of directors in financially distressed situations. He advises regularly on distressed M&A transactions, debt and capital restructuring and work out situations where the objective is to ensure the best outcome for stakeholders and avoid a damaging insolvency process.

Richard has a track record of advising on company voluntary arrangements built up over his career and has worked on high profile mandates in the retail, construction and football sectors.

He acts for corporates, public and private, private equity investors and financial institutions whether or not the mandate is buy-side or sell-side or more focussed on restructuring the balance sheet of portfolio companies prior to an exit.

Richard acts for turnaround professionals and accountants operating in the restructuring arena. Richard has experience acting for liquidators on solvent liquidations and re-organisations.

Richard has sector expertise in retail, manufacturing, mining and minerals, oil and gas, hotel and leisure and professional football clubs.

He has experience as a board director and charity trustee and been responsible in that capacity for implementing the largest debt restructuring in the independent school sector.