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Tony Bugg

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Banking, restructuring and insolvency.

Position

Tony is widely acknowledged as the preeminent restructuring and insolvency lawyer in the UK.

Over the past 20 years, Tony has been involved at the top level on many of the most significant restructuring or insolvency deals. Most notable was his leading role as the principal lawyer from September 2008 onwards advising the administrators in the insolvency of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE). He also specialises in strategic planning and advisory work and distressed M&A.

Throughout his career, Tony has acted for the full range of businesses regarding insolvency and restructuring, including insolvency administrators, creditors and debtors. His clients comprise all the major accounting firms, prominent banks, financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, distressed investors and insolvency practitioners.

Tony has also held principal roles in the firm’s management. He was global head of the restructuring and insolvency practice between 2006 and 2016, and is currently the firm’s global practice head of Banking and Chairman of the Client Committee.

Work highlights:

As the lead adviser on a majority of the market’s outstanding restructurings and insolvencies, Tony has advised:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as administrators of LBIE and all other Lehman entities in administration, known as the largest and most complex insolvency in history, which, when completed, will have involved two hearings before the Supreme Court and five cases before the Court of Appeal
  • Deloitte as administrators of Waterford Wedgwood in 2009 and the sale of the main Irish and UK operations to KPS Capital Partners
  • PwC as administrators of Enron from 2001 onwards, which was then the largest bankruptcy reorganisation in U.S. history, and the biggest audit failure leading to the dissolution of Arthur Andersen
  • PwC as administrators of MG Rover in 2005 and on the sale of its key assets to Nanjing Automobile Group
  • a major investor of the SPhinX fund, which is in liquidation in Cayman
  • PwC as administrators of Petroplus Refining and Marketing

Career

Admitted as a solicitor 1981; partner Dibb Lupton Broomhead and its predecessor 1982-97; partner in, and has led the restructuring and insolvency group of Linklaters since 1998.

Member

Tony is a council member and past president of the Insolvency Lawyers Association. He is co-chair of the 2017 conference being organised by the International Insolvency Institute.

Tony is also trustee of Grange Park Opera, a not-for-profit organisation and one of Europe’s leading opera festivals.

Education

Tony studied law at Nottingham Trent University.


London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Tony Bugg - Linklaters LLP

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Strengthened by the recent hires of fund/special situations experts¬†James Douglas¬†and¬†Sarah Mook¬†from¬†Ropes & Gray LLP¬†and Goldman Sachs, respectively,¬†Linklaters LLP¬†handles the full array of transactional, formal insolvency and corporate restructuring mandates implementing out of court and in court procedures across the jurisdictions with which the firm is located. Co-head of the firm's global team,¬†Rebecca Jarvis¬†has a particularly strong track record advising major international corporates facing financial difficulties and is representing Nigeria-based gas company Seven Energy Group on its complex capital restructuring. Co-head¬†Richard Bussell¬†handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates for a broad array of stakeholders and recently advised the trustees of the Co-operative Pension Scheme on the separation of the Co-operative Bank plc from the pension scheme in order to¬†improve its capital position and avoid potential resolution. A market-leading expert on the implementation of English creditor schemes of arrangement,¬†Bruce Bell¬†handles a mix of fund-side creditor work and debtor mandates including his ongoing work for the Norske Skog group on its restructuring. Spearheaded by the 'vastly experienced'¬†Tony Bugg, the firm also handles some residual Lehman Brothers work including on the continuation of the ‚ÄúWaterfall Proceedings‚ÄĚ in the UK courts to determine entitlements to surplus funds.¬†Nick Le Masurier,¬†Euan Clarke¬†and¬†Richard Hodgson¬†are also recommended.

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