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Squire Patton Boggs

7 DEVONSHIRE SQUARE, LONDON, EC2M 4YH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7655 1000
Fax:
Fax 020 7655 1001
DX:
136546 Bishopgate 2
Email:
Web:
www.squirepattonboggs.com

Cathryn Williams

Tel:
Work +44 20 7655 1189
Email:
Squire Patton Boggs

Work Department

Restructuring & Insolvency

Position

Partner


London: Finance

Asset based lending

Within: Asset based lending

'Very visible in the market', Squire Patton Boggs provides an 'excellent service' on behalf of many of the the bank-owned asset-based lenders and many independent UK market participants, as well as an increasing number of US asset-based lenders operating in Europe. Leveraging a wide-ranging international network that includes finance practitioners in the US and Europe, the team excels at handling multi-jurisdictional mandates. Paula Laird, who has a 'deep knowledge of ABL issues and an excellent understanding of the needs of borrowers and lenders', led a cross-office team on behalf of Gordon Bothers on the provision of a syndicated ABL facility to the Fabergé Group. The 'excellent' Andrew Knight also has a strong reputation in the market and recently advised PNC Business Credit on a £30m ABL facility to premium wine and spirits wholesaler Enotria & Coe. The team is rounded out by the expertise of Gareth Timms on the litigation front and Cathryn Williams for restructuring matters. Clients include ABN AMRO Commercial Finance, Bank of America, Shawbrook and JP Morgan.

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Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Working closely with colleagues out of the firm's regional offices, Squire Patton Boggs ' two-partner London team provides a 'responsive and pro-active service' on behalf of lenders, funds and IPs across the full range of the restructuring and insolvency process. The 'very commercial' Cathryn Williams has recently been involved in numerous retail-related restructurings including advising the Uniserve Group on its investment into large national fashion retailer Blue Inc, work which included facilitating the approval of a CVA for Blue Inc enabling the business to continue trading. Leveraging the firm’s strong asset based lending credentials for clients including Bank Leumi and ABN AMRO Commercial Finance, the team is also regularly involved in insolvency and restructuring work for such lenders if their deals end up in a distressed situation. Paul Muscutt is also recommended and is praised for his ability to 'efficiently advance and complete matters, whilst also being mindful of the need to keep all stakeholders on side'.

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