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Earl Griffith



Griffith Earl
Earl Griffith



Earl is a partner in Allen & Overy's Global Restructuring team and the Managing Partner of the London Restructuring Group. He has over 23 years restructuring experience advising creditors, funds, domestic and international debtor groups, private equity sponsors, hedge counterparties, financial institutions, securitisation servicers and special servicers, insolvency officeholders, scheme and company voluntary arrangement supervisors and nominees and other key stakeholders. 

Earl is recognised by clients, competitors and all major legal directories for his local and international restructuring expertise and experience. He is also recognised by Who's Who Legal as a “Thought Leader in Restructuring & Insolvency”.

News & insights

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News: 25 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises banks on EUR 323.5 million bank/bond financing for the acquisition of BIP

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of banks including BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, IMI-Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit Bank on the EUR 275 million bridge facilities agreement, EUR 48.5m…

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 25 OCTOBER 2021

Key Regulatory Topics: weekly Update 15 October to 21 October 2021

Of particular note this week, HM Treasury published a policy paper on ‘Greening Finance: A Roadmap to Sustainable Investing’ which sets out the UK government’s ambition to support the financial…

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Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2021

The Pensions Regulator's powers and policy in practice: what do the new criminal offences mean for you?

Just hours before the ‘go live’ date of 1 October 2021, the Pensions Regulator published final details of its approach to prosecuting the new pension scheme-related criminal offences of avoidance of…

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Publications: 29 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus update: suspension of statutory demands and winding up petitions

The government announcement of 23 April 2020, that it intends to introduce measures to protect the UK high street and other companies against aggressive debt recovery actions, will bring welcome…

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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2003

Admitted as a Solicitor (High Court of Australia), 1996

Admitted as a Solicitor (Supreme Court of New South Wales), 1996


LLB, Law, The University of New South Wales, 1995

LLB, Commerce, The University of New South Wales, 1995

Published work

  • Griffith. E., Weeks. R. and Blackmore. V. (2003) “Marconi restructuring: A blueprint for the future?”, London: PLC
  • Griffith. E. (2003) “Who gets priority? Everything you wanted to know about structural and contractual subordination, but were afraid to ask”, London: Global Turnaround
  • Griffith. E. and Field. I. (2002) “Corporate debt restructuring”, London: PLC