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Jennifer Marshall

Partner

London

Marshall Jennifer
Jennifer Marshall

Partner

London

Jennifer specialises in a wide range of work in commercial, banking, restructuring and insolvency law. She advises generally on issues arising in taking and enforcing of security, structuring transactions to mitigate against the effects of insolvency and cross-border restructuring transactions. 

She advised a large number of counterparties of Lehman Brothers and the Icelandic banks following the failure of those entities. In particular, she advised one of the parties in the Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE) client money directions application (which went to the Supreme Court) and one of the parties in the LBIE Waterfall Application. She is currently advising the lenders and the receivers in relation to the OW Bunker group which collapsed in November 2014. This involves insolvency proceedings in a large number of different jurisdictions across the world. She also recently acted for Virgin Atlantic Airlines on the first use in the UK of the restructuring plan.

A significant part of Jennifer’s practice is the drafting of opinions required by regulators under European legislation concerning the potential impact of the insolvency or resolution of financial institution counterparties.

Jennifer is also responsible for keeping clients up to date with recent developments including the European Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, the possible implications of Brexit and legislation in relation to failing banks, and has given a number of presentations in this regard. She is also a member of various working groups considering the impact of Brexit on insolvency proceedings and has recently advised a London clearing house on the potential impact of Brexit on issues relating to financial collateral and settlement finality.

Jennifer is the chairman of the Insolvency Subcommittee of the City of London Law Society and a former President of the Insolvency Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Banking Liaison Panel, a working group established by HM to consider bank and investment firm failure.

News & insights

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Publications: 22 JULY 2021

Virgin Active, Hurricane Energy and the future of the cross-class cramdown

In this alert, we look at the recent Virgin Active and Hurricane Energy restructuring plans. Stakeholders should continue to see the restructuring plan as an important tool for the implementation of…

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Denise Gibson and Laëtitia Bénard

News: 25 JUNE 2021

Two A&O partners win Women In Business Law Awards Europe 2021

Allen & Overy’s Denise Gibson and Laëtitia Bénard have both been named winners in their respective nomination categories at the Women in Business Law Awards Europe 2021.

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Publications: 25 JUNE 2021

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – extension of temporary measures

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) entered into force on 26 June 2020. The Act represents the most significant reforms to the insolvency framework in the United Kingdom since, at…

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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 06 MAY 2021

Regulations adopted to tighten control over pre-packs

As we stand facing another potential financial crisis, the UK adopted new regulations which tighten the screw to control pre-packaged sales to connected parties.

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997

Academic

MA, English Literature, University of Cambridge, 1993

College of Law, CPE, Guildford, 1994

College of Law, LPC, London, 1995

Published work

  • Set-off chapter in Lightman & Moss, The Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies, Sweet & Maxwell
  • Chapter on security interests in European Insolvency Regulation: An Annotated Guide, edited by Fletcher et al, OUP
  • General Editor, Sweet & Maxwell loose-leaf publication European Cross-Border Insolvency (discontinued in 2017)