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Nick Charlwood



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Nick Charlwood



Nick has worked for Allen & Overy in London, Beijing and Hong Kong and specialises in advising creditors, debtors and other stakeholders on cross-border debt restructurings and insolvencies.

Nick's recent work includes advising the Mediapro group (Imagina Media Audiovisual) on its recapitalisation and subsequent refinancing, advising the Intralot group on its liability management transactions and advising the KCA Deutag group on its balance sheet restructuring. Nick also regularly acts for funds and alternative asset managers on distressed investments and special situations. He was named a Rising Star at the IFLR Europe Awards 2020 and a Rising Star for Restructuring and Insolvency at the Euromoney Rising Star Awards in 2020.

Earlier in his career, Nick spent time on secondment to Deutsche Bank in London, working principally on workouts of non-performing commercial real estate financings.

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News: 22 February 2021

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Publications: 20 May 2019

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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2011


LLB, College of Law, London, 2008

MPhil, International Relations, University of Cambridge, 2006

BA, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2005

Other noteworthy experience


  • Advising the Steinhoff Europe AG creditors’ committee on the restructuring of the Steinhoff group
  • Advising the security agent and receivers following the insolvent collapse of the O.W. Bunker group
  • Advising the creditors’ committee on both restructurings of Drydocks World – Dubai

Awards & accolades

Rising Star (Restructuring and insolvency)

Euromoney Rising Star Awards Europe 2020

Rising Star

IFLR Europe Awards 2020

Restructuring Team of the Year: Highly Commended for Steinhoff Group Restructuring

Legal Business Awards 2020