Roger Elford, Partner
Roger has considerable cross-border insolvency expertise and works with companies and professionals in a variety of jurisdictions.
Roger is a Fellow of INSOL International and has considerable domestic and cross-border insolvency expertise, working with companies, insolvency office holders and other stakeholders in a variety of jurisdictions.
Roger specialises in both contentious insolvency and restructuring advisory matters. He has significant experience litigating worldwide and is one of the lead restructuring partners working on Charles Russell Speechlys’ appointment as the External Administrator of Bahraini bank Awal Bank (with balance sheet assets of approximately US$6 billion) on behalf of the Central Bank of Bahrain.
Roger was also the sole restructuring partner advising the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in relation to the restructuring of the US$3 billion development of mega resort Baha Mar in Nassau.
In the United Kingdom, Roger acts for insolvency practitioners in pursuing officeholder (and other) claims to make recoveries for creditors, as well as acting for defendants in the defence of those claims.
On the advisory side, Roger advises both debtors and creditors on a broad range of strategies for the restructuring of businesses.
Roger has particular expertise in real estate-related insolvency issues. He is the co-author of Jordan Publishing’s Property Insolvency (2nd ed, 2015) and regularly speaks at seminars and conferences, including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the National Association of Non-Administrative Receivers, Butterworths and R3.
Roger is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
Property Patter: the news so far on landlord challenges to retail CVAs
We review some of the recent high-profile landlord challenges to tenant CVAs,
Roger Elford quoted by React News on the use of restructuring plans
Restructuring plans can make it easier to overcome opposition from dissenting creditors.
Property Patter: The trendy option – FAQs on tenant CVAs
Listen in for the answers to FAQs on tenant Company Voluntary Arrangements
Court clarifies the meaning of “value” within the context of s284 Insolvency Act 1986
Roger and Jess explore the meaning of “value” within the context of s284 of the Insolvency Act 1986 following recent clarification.
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Patrick Gearon and Roger Elford write for Global Restructuring Review on the latest restructuring developments in the Gulf region
Nic Couchman and Roger Elford quoted by Sport Business on building a bridge to a sustainable future for the English Football League
Lower League Football, COVID-19 and Beyond: The Bridge to a Sustainable Future
Our team propose a series of measures to help football recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, to build a bridge to a sustainable future.
Roger Elford quoted in The Law Society Gazette on the changes to the UK's insolvency laws
Retail Recovery: Restructuring
How the retail and food & beverage sectors can reset, restructure and plan for the future?
Roger Elford quoted by Accountancy Age on the consequences of the temporary suspension on statutory demands and winding up petitions
Roger Elford quoted by Accountancy Age on the new moratorium process
Roger Elford quoted by the Financial Times on the suggested proposals to assist English Football League clubs during the current crisis
The Lawyer reports on the firm’s involvement in the pre-pack sale of Oak Furniture Land to Davidson Kempner Capital Management
Roger Elford quoted by Reuters and Accountancy Age on the UK's new insolvency law
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.
Retail Recovery: Insolvency / Restructuring / Duties
Welcome to our new podcast series focusing on the Retail and Food and Beverage sectors.
Roger Elford writes for Global Restructuring Review on the restructuring of hotel and casino resort Baha Mar
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Roger Elford and Patrick Gearon write for Global Restructuring Review on the new restructuring laws in the GCC
Roger Elford writes for Property Chronicle on the changing nature of CVAs