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Rebecca Jarvis

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Linklaters LLP

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Banking, restructuring and insolvency.


Rebecca is global co-head of the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team, comprising specialists throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia and handling the world's most challenging and significant domestic and cross-border assignments.

Rebecca advises creditors, (including banks and other financial investors and steering committees) insolvency office holders, and corporate debtors and their directors in all aspects of non-contentious restructuring and insolvency work. With a remarkable breadth of practice and extensive experience, Rebecca has acted on a wide range of workouts, business recoveries, stressed financings and administrations and liquidations.

Rebecca has also advised on a series of real estate and corporate restructurings in many jurisdictions, including, currently, on the restructuring of Abengoa in Spain, the largest ever European restructuring involving three separate processes, including a Spanish judicial confirmation, an English company voluntary arrangement (CVA) and U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings.  

Work highlights:

Rebecca has led on many high-profile restructurings and insolvencies. Highlights of her experience include advising:

  • Abengoa, the Spanish renewables group with 9,000 creditors on a restructuring the effect of which was to reduce the group’s pre-structuring corporate indebtedness from €8.9bn to €2.6bn. It is to date the target restructuring for a Spanish corporate
  • the lenders on the restructuring and, subsequently, the administrators on the administration of Battersea Power Station, which involved the ground breaking decision to put Jersey-registered companies into liquidation in the UK 
  • the international lenders on the US$360m debt restructuring of Lonmin, the South African mining company
  • the Special Liquidators of IBRC proving general English insolvency advice and advising in connection with the sale of the NI and UK loan portfolio predominantly consisting of commercial real estate back loans
  • the senior creditor banks on the initial €2.2bn restructuring of the European Directories Group, which involved obtaining a Court of Appeal decision reaffirming market interpretation of a standard inter-creditor agreement. Reprising a very similar role on the second restructuring of the Group
  • Kodak Group, in relation to the Group wide restructuring necessitated by the Chapter 11 filing, providing advice on non US subsidiaries and pensions issues
  • the administrators of Petroplus, formerly the largest refiner and wholesaler of petroleum products in Europe
  • the administrators of Waterford Wedgwood, a cross-border insolvency that involved selling assets in Canada, the U.S., Japan, Australia and the UK
  • the administrators of La Senza, the UK subsidiary of the Canadian high street retailer


Trainee, assistant solicitor and associate, Dibb Lupton Alsop (and its predecessor firms) 1990-97; assistant solicitor Linklaters 1997-2001; partner 2001.


Rebecca is a trustee of a charitable organisation, operating a local adventure playground in South London, Slade Garden Community Play Association. 

Rebecca is a regular contributor to other local charitable institutions in the South London area helping organise a yearly local fund raising summer festival.

Rebecca is also a regular contributor to industry publications and questionnaires and has chaired restructuring related conferences and provided input to and present at several others.

Rebecca is co-author of Recognition and Enforcement of Cross-Border Insolvency: a guide to international practice, published by Wiley, 1996


Rebecca studied law at Nottingham University.

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Rebecca Jarvis - Linklaters LLP

Within: Corporate restructuring & insolvency

With a substantial core group of restructuring practitioners based in London, as well as the ability to leverage the vast global reach of the firm and its excellence in complementary practice areas, Linklaters LLP is able to' produce restructuring, and workout advice of the highest quality', irrespective of the geographical location or client type. Spearheaded in London by the 'level headed' Richard Bussell and 'technically excellent' Rebecca Jarvis , the team is equally adept at handling restructuring and transactional-related distressed debt mandates as it is in relation to matters involving recourse to formal insolvency procedures. The 'super commercial' Bruce Bell is well-regarded for his debtor-side work, as well as on the creditor front for distressed funds. The 'remarkably bright' James Douglas  excels in contentious creditor work and is a key member of the team that also includes the 'highly technical' Nick Le Masurier, who, in addition to core creditor and debtor work, has also developed a niche in relation to bank recovery and resolution.

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