Dealing with financial distress is often complex, challenging and time critical.
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, many businesses will be facing challenging times due to disruption of their business activities. More than ever organisations will need to be flexible and make tough decisions to remain resilient in the years to come.
Having access to the assistance of an experienced team of specialists can make a real difference to the outcome of your situation. We currently act for a wide range of lenders and financial institutions, companies, directors, insolvency professionals and stakeholders as well as individuals.
It is important you understand the various options available and we can offer pragmatic and commercially-driven solutions to the legal problems you face; both domestically and internationally. We have in-depth knowledge of cross border insolvency processes and jurisdictions and can advise on how best to manage the situation, which is increasingly important as businesses look to expand their horizons.
Should you find yourself at risk of insolvency or entering formal insolvency procedures, you may be subject to investigations that could lead to complex domestic and cross-border litigation. As part of a cross-office and firm wide investigations group, we can help you obtain and resist the types of emergency relief that businesses in trouble often require.
The cost of resolving disputes can be one of the biggest concerns for individuals and businesses and it can determine whether you even consider pursuing a legal claim. We utilise our bespoke litigation funding product, Feesible, to offer you a variety of alternative ways of funding claims, structured so risk can be managed between us.
If you would like to talk to our team about how we can help, we would be happy to discuss your particular concerns and identify the best route forward.
Meet the team
International Partner (England & Wales and British Virgin Islands)
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution
Bolton Wanderers Football Club
A strong defence from our team gets the right result for Bolton Wanderers Football Club.Find out more
Retail restructure: EAST
Retail restructure safeguards jobs at EAST and future proofs trading.Find out more
Peyton and Byrne
Our team served up good news with Deloitte on the Peyton and Byrne prepack sale.Find out more
With the help of our team, the beautiful Baha Mar resort is reborn in The Bahamas, creating 1500 new jobs.Find out more
Insolvencies and rising prices: the energy retail market in flux
Hanh and Sara take a look at the energy market
Charles Russell Speechlys successfully advises the Joint Liquidators of LB GP No.1 Ltd in Lehman Brothers litigation before the Court of Appeal
LBGP is a company within the Lehman Brothers Group, whose purpose was to raise regulatory capital for parts of the Group.
The importance of anticipating the restructuring of State Guaranteed Loans
Denis looks at the importance of anticipating the restructuring of State Guaranteed Loans
Phase out of temporary restrictions on use of winding up petitions
Hannah takes a look at the recent UK Government announcement on statutory demands and the presentation of winding up petitions
Temporary restrictions on winding-up petitions extended until 30 September 2021
As the restrictions are extended, read what it means for you here.
Dual class share structures: how do they work and what are the pros and cons?
Dual class share structures allow a shareholder, for example the founder, to retain voting control over a company.
Linking ESG and Executive Pay
How does a business go about embedding a focus on strong ESG performance into the structures and culture of its organisation?
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Insolvency Legislation in the GCC
The interesting times of the last 14 months were preceded by the interesting times of the financial crisis of 2008/2009.
Dimitri A. Sonier
Charles Russell Speechlys successfully advises Europlasma on its restructuring plan
Paris restructuring and insolvency team help their client reduce net debt by 95%.
Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020
Aid provided under the Act to companies holding shareholder meetings during the pandemic was extended to 30 December 2020, but what next?
Public Company Update - November 2020
The November 2020 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises ALDO UK's administrators, RSM, on the sale of the business and assets
Our Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency team has advised ALDO UK's administrators, RSM, on the sale of the business and assets.
Supreme Court decides that reflective loss rule does not bar claims made by unsecured creditors
A review of the recent Supreme Court judgment which significantly narrowed the scope of the rule against recovery of reflective loss.
The Future Fund: FAQs
We address some key FAQs for companies who are exploring whether the Future Fund is suitable for them.
Public Company update - May 2020
The May 2020 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
COVID-19 – Changes in UK insolvency law to protect businesses and directors
Daniel and Roger analyse the proposal for reforms to UK insolvency law, designed to protect companies and directors during the COVID-19.
Government’s new "Bounce Back" Loan Scheme – will it bridge the diversity funding gap?
The Government announced a new measure to help small businesses “bounce back” from the Covid-19 crisis by accessing loans of up to £50,000.
The Future Fund – good news for growth companies?
The Treasury announced the ‘Future Fund’ to support companies who may not be eligible for funding under other COVID-19 Government schemes.
“Light Touch” Administrations
Daniel looks at 'light touch' administrations in response to the economic strain and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Keeping one step ahead
We set out some key tips and guidance for directors trading through these difficult times.