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Will Gunston

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Will is a partner in Dentons’ restructuring and insolvency group, specialising in corporate/debt restructuring and insolvency. He advises banks and other financial institutions; management and investors of financially distressed businesses; insolvency practitioners and other turnaround specialists engaged in restructuring and insolvency related assignments. Will advises in relation to a wide variety of sectors including financial institutions, leisure, retail, charities, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, manufacturing and coal. Assignments often involve advising on cross-border issues.


Trained Osborne Clarke, London, qualified 1999; partner Dickinson Dees LLP (now Bond Dickinson LLP) 2008; partner Dentons UKMEA LLP 2011-present.


(LLB Hons); (MA in International and Comparative Business Law).

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Able to leverage the firm’s international network as well as its longstanding presence in the UK insolvency market, Dentons has an 'excellent all-round perspective' and is thereby well-positioned to advise a range of stakeholders including banks, funds and corporates engaged in formal insolvencies, in addition to corporate restructurings, often involving cross-border issues. The team has been at the forefront of the high-profile collapse of Carillion plc and as well as consultant Nigel Barnett and Byron Nurse's involvement for the government on contingency planning matters, Neil Griffiths  has since been instructed by the Official Receiver in its capacity as liquidator of several Carillion companies. Barnett also continues to act for administrators of Lehman Brothers Intermediate II in the ongoing Waterfall proceedings regarding the disputed distribution of the company's surplus assets. Other highlights include Will Gunston 's involvement for FRP Advisory as liquidators in relation to the disposal and realisation of failed UK retailer BHS' property portfolio. The 'measured and calm' Ian Fox has a 'great breadth of knowledge' across both contentious and non-contentious matters and is a key member of the team that also includes Celia Hayward and senior associate Tessa Blank .

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

Neil Nicholson heads the mining offering in Dentons 's London office with substantial corporate M&A experience including share and business transactions, fund matters and equity capital markets. He is supported by insolvency and restructuring specialist Will Gunston and Evgenia Laurson who focuses on project financing matters in the energy sector and splits her time between London and Moscow. The firm's recent merger with Maclay, Murray & Spens added a significant Scotland-based strength to its overall offering, particularly in the domestic space.

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