Edoardo Lupi > South Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Edoardo joined South Square as a tenant in 2016. He specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency/restructuring, commercial litigation, offshore work, banking and financial services and company law.

Edoardo has acted in relation to a number of recent high-profile insolvencies and restructurings. He was instructed to advise the administrators of House of Fraser (with Adam Al Attar), and on applications relating to the Carillion Group. He is currently instructed by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in one of the Waterfall applications. He recently advised on a CVA relating to the Gaucho Group (with Adam Al Attar), which led to its successful exit from administration.

Edoardo regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court and in the County Court on a variety of matters. Significant cases he has acted in as sole counsel include Re A & M Access Ltd [2017] EWHC 2756 (Ch) on s. 236 of the Insolvency Act, and Boulton v Queen Margaret’s School, York Ltd [2018] 10 WLUK 490, a successful appeal relating to the unreasonable refusal of offers to pay under s. 271(3) of the Insolvency Act. He regularly appears in applications for strike-out/summary judgment and on injunctions.

Edoardo has a developing offshore practice. He has been led in a number of significant cases in the Cayman Islands including Herald Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation) on the entitlement to statutory interest (led by Tom Smith QC), Re ACL Asean Tower Holdco Limited (led by Tom Smith QC), and in ongoing s. 238 fair value proceedings in Re Nord Anglia Education Inc. He is also instructed in relation to an ongoing judicial review claim in Anguilla (led by Martin Pascoe QC).

Edoardo graduated from Oxford University with a Congratulatory First Class degree in Classics, obtaining the second highest mark in his year.


Called to the Bar 2015.


Italian (fluent), French (conversational)


University of Oxford, Corpus Christi College: BA Classics. City University London: Graduate Diploma in Law.  City University London: Bar Professional Training Course.         


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Edoardo LupiSouth Square ‘His knowledge of insolvency law is second to none, and his written work is exceptional.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Edoardo Lupi  – South SquareEdoardo’s detailed understanding of the issues and law in this area belies his years called.  He is able to produce written work close to the level of a KC. He has a good feel for case strategy and is very helpful to consult in deciding how to best proceed, often raising issues and queries that had not yet been considered by those instructing him.’