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Katrina Buckley



Katrina Buckley



Katrina is a Partner and the Co-Head of Allen & Overy’s Global Restructuring Group and acts for financial institutions, funds, corporates, and insolvency practitioners. Katrina has advised on some of the most significant insolvencies and restructurings in the market over the last twenty years.

Recent cases include advising the administrators of Greensill Capital UK in relation to one of the most high profile insolvencies in 2021, advising the RCF lenders to soft commodity trader, E D & F Man, in relation to its 2020 restructuring through a UK scheme of arrangement and current restructuring, advising certain export credit agencies in relation to the 2020 restructuring of Nordic Aviation Capital DAC through an Irish scheme of arrangement and its current restructuring through a pre-packaged Chapter 11, advising the board of Abhu Dhabi based healthcare provider NMC Health plc prior to its administration, acting for the RCF lenders to Interserve plc on its refinancing and subsequent debt for equity swap implemented via a pre-packaged administration and on-going financing arrangements, acting for the RCF lenders to Thomas Cook and acting for a private equity owned healthcare business on its restructuring. Previous transactions include TXU, Telewest, Wind Hellas, Metronet, Cortefiel, Peacocks, NCP, Stemcor, Dreams, Premier Oil, Palmer & Harvey, MF Global, Noble, Cordiant, Box Clever and the Greek sovereign debt restructuring.

Katrina featured in GRR's Top 40 Diverse Women in Restructuring 2019 and was recognised as best in insolvency and restructuring at the 2017 European Women in Business awards. She has won awards for her work advising the creditors of Stemcor, the international steel trader and advising the steering committee of bondholders on the Greek sovereign debt restructuring.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1995


BA (Hons), English & History, The University of York, 1991

CPE, Law, The College Of Law, Chester, 1992

Law Society Finals, The College Of Law, Chester, 1993