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Joe Bannister

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Joe Bannister is a seasoned, international, restructuring and insolvency lawyer. For nearly 30 years, Joe has helped the entire range of restructuring stakeholders to address and resolve the most difficult restructurings and insolvencies.

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Traditionally best-known for its work on behalf of banking clients, including Lloyds and Standard Chartered Bank,¬†Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†'s six-partner team has effectively diversified its client base to include a raft of hedge funds and private equity firms (including DuPont Capital and CarVal Investors) that are increasingly prominent in the market. Benefiting from significant strength-in-depth from the firm's London office and also able to leverage experts from the firm's international network of offices, the team provides 'creative and commercial advice' and is noted for its ability to 'control multi-agenda stakeholders with terrific subject matter knowledge'. The 'savvy, hardworking and commercial'¬†Tom Astle¬† has been central to diversifying the firm's client base to include an increased number of funds and this can be underscored by the prominent role the firm has in the high-profile Agrokor restructuring on behalf of an ad-hoc committee of holders of $900m of Agrokor debt. Notably, as part of this mandate the firm designed and implemented a novel ‚ā¨1.06bn DIP funding into that process. The 'excellent'¬†Alex Kay¬†is also heavily involved in the Agrokor matter and in addition to this high-profile matter is also involved in several other matters on behalf of distressed buy side investors and bondholder committees in complex cross-border restructurings, including his representation of the ad hoc committee of holders of senior notes in relation to the restructuring of Ukraine-based farming conglomerate, the Mriya Group. Particularly active on the bank side,¬†Stephen Foster¬†is recognised by one client as 'one of the best restructuring lawyers in London' and is a key member of the team that also includes the 'fantastic'¬†Paul McLoughlin,¬†Joe Bannister,¬†Deborah Gregory¬†and 'smart and unflappable' newly promoted counsel¬†James Maltby¬†.

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London: Insurance

Insurance: insolvency and restructuring

Within: Leading individuals

Joe Bannister - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Insurance: insolvency and restructuring

Hogan Lovells International LLP has an extensive track record of advising its international client base on both insurance restructuring and insolvency and general insurance matters. It is increasingly involved at the start of transactions to "insolvency test" or insolvency proof structures before they are put in place. The practice has a reputation for cross-border work, acting for major clients including KPMG, Deloitte, Lloyds Banking Group and Scottish Re Group. Practice head Joe Bannister is acting for OIC Run-Off and its subsidiary, which became subject to closure schemes of arrangement, as well as advising on the English law aspects of cases recently filed under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and Bermuda and Cayman liquidation cases for Scottish Re.

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