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Simmons & Simmons

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9SS, ENGLAND
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Work +44 20 7628 2020
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Alyson Lockett

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Position

Alyson is a partner in the banking group, which forms part of the financial markets department. She is a finance lawyer who acts for banks, funds and corporates on a wide range of cross-border banking transactions. Her experience includes investment grade and leveraged finance, tax-structured loans, real estate financing, receivables financing, stressed refinancings, restructurings and distressed debt trading, as well as other general banking work. Alyson’s practice is primarily lender-based, but she also acts regularly for borrowers (both corporates and funds). She has a particular focus on structured loans, emerging markets loans, debt trading and restructuring.

Career

Global loans and restructuring groups at a leading international law firm; partner Simmons & Simmons LLP 2008.


London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Simmons & Simmons handles a wide range of restructuring and insolvency work for a varied array of stakeholders, including IPs, banks and corporates. Leveraging its excellent overall fund credentials, the team particularly stands out for its ability to provide 'commercial advice' on matters at the more transactional end of the restructuring continuum. Ross Miller and Alyson Lockett are particularly accomplished in relation to distressed M&A and debt trading, and are key members of the team that also includes Peter Manning, whose expertise includes both contentious and non-contentious matters.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
    - Simmons & Simmons

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