Hannah is a partner in our Global Restructuring Group, based in London. Qualified in both England & Wales and New Zealand and she is renowned for her expertise in corporate restructuring and insolvency.
Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
Admitted to the Irish Law Society, 2019
Admitted as barrister and solicitor, New Zealand, 2006
Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2011
Publications: 22 July 2021
News: 12 May 2021
Representing Metinvest on its financial restructuring involving multiple schemes of arrangement in respect of the group’s bank and bond debt.
Representing PWC in its capacity as the administrators of the mobile phone retailer, Phones 4U and its subsidiaries.
Representing the Co-operative on the recapitalisation and restructuring of the Co-operative Bank.
Advising Germany’s largest residential real estate company in Germany, Deutsche Annington Immobilien, on rescheduling its securitisation.
Other noteworthy experience
- The Virgin Atlantic Group on its £400m investment from shareholders, Virgin Group and Delta Airlines and related creditor support.
- The Virgin Active Group on its landmark financial and leasehold estate restructuring, which represents the first time a leasehold estate has been restructured using a Part 26A restructuring plan.
- A leading international chain operating in the leisure market in relation to COVID-related liquidity challenges including obtaining additional financing.
- The co-ordinating committee of bank and fund lenders and the facility and security agent in relation to the implementation of the debt restructuring of EnerMech, a specialist service company delivering integrated solutions for complex energy and infrastructure projects.
- The RCF lenders, operating facility lenders and facility agent in relation to the 2020 restructuring of New Look. New Look is a leading fast fashion retailer operating in the UK and Ireland.
- A lender in respect of its strategic options regarding the restructuring of Malaysia Airlines, including analysis of, and advice regarding, Cape Town Convention issues.
- The RCF lenders in relation to the proposed GBP1.7 billion restructuring via a scheme of arrangement, and subsequent liquidation, of the Thomas Cook group, an international airline and UK tour operator which was listed on the UK stock exchange and operated globally.
- ING Bank N.V. and ING Belgium SA/NV in relation to the USD3.5 billion restructuring of the Noble Group, implemented by way of scheme of arrangement. Noble Group is a global commodities trader operating in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and a number of other jurisdictions.
- The Metinvest Group in relation to the USD2.3 billion restructuring of the Metinvest Group including multiple novel and award winning schemes of arrangement in respect of the group's bank and bond debt. The Metinvest Group is a vertically integrated steel and iron ore business operating in the Ukraine, the Netherlands, UK and USA.
- Deutsche Annington Immobilien Group (DAIG), one of Germany’s leading residential property companies, on the restructuring of the EUR4.5 billion German multi-family CMBS, implemented by way of scheme of arrangement.