Our insolvency and restructuring team, comprising experienced lawyers with skills in contentious and non-contentious law, has a reputation for providing practical solutions to business-critical challenges.
At Fladgate we can help businesses facing solvency problems at all points in the economic cycle. Even in a recovering economy some businesses will still struggle. Changing markets, intensifying competition, over-dependence on particular suppliers or customers, weak cash flow or high burn rates, profitable divisions supporting loss-making divisions, adverse litigation, deadlocked boards or shareholders, under-funding, fraud: these can all lead to situations in which the very future of a business is at risk.
With many years of experience in this field, including acting in a number of high-profile corporate collapses, Fladgate is well equipped to advise insolvency practitioners, banks and other lending institutions, stakeholders, troubled companies, directors and individuals on a variety of corporate insolvency-related issues. We are also experienced in current deal structure in the distressed investment and debt restructuring markets.
Our work includes advising on directors’ duties in the ‘twilight zone’; voidable transactions; company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) and debt restructurings; standstills, work-outs, reorganisations and formal insolvency procedures; administration and other business rescue procedures; closures of complex group liquidations; and acting on sales of businesses by distressed companies or their office-holders.
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Legal 500 2016
“The practice provides ‘responsive and clear advice’ across a range of restructuring and insolvency matters.”
Leveraging strong ties with IPs, Fladgate LLP regularly receives predominantly domestic mandates across a range of sectors including in relation to property-related insolvencies. The ‘smart and creative’ Bree Taylor is ‘always up for the fight’ and is noted for her contentious expertise; she recently represented a former director of the UK subsidiary of the “Jacuzzi” group of companies in the defence of claims brought by liquidators alleging breaches of duty in relation to transactions entered by the company prior to its 2011 insolvency.
Jeremy Whiteson provides ‘responsive and clear advice’ and is also recommended, in particular for his restructuring/insolvency work on behalf of entrepreneurial/start-up businesses. Clients include BDO, Begbies, Grant Thornton and FRP.
Key figures at Fladgate LLP include Jeremy Whiteson and senior associate Peter Reynolds, who recently joined from Memery Crystal LLP. The practice provides ‘responsive and clear advice’ across a range of restructuring and insolvency matters.
Often working alongside complementary practice areas such as property, corporate and litigation, Fladgate LLP’s restructuring team provides an integrated service to clients including Begbies and Grant Thornton.
Team head Jeremy Whiteson specialises in insolvencies for entrepreneurial businesses, and in the property field.
Bree Taylor is “very thorough and clear in explaining things.”
Avram Kelman is recommended for complex, mid-market work.
Headed by Jeremy Whiteson, Fladgate LLP picks up a significant amount of work from IPs on domestic insolvencies, acting for clients such as BDO and Grant Thornton.
At Fladgate LLP, team head Jeremy Whiteson takes a calm but direct approach. He is very commercial, pragmatic and streetwise.