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Tim Watson



Tim Watson



Tim is a partner in A&O’s global restructuring team based in London. Tim specialises in advising funds and alternative asset managers on distressed investments and restructurings and has worked on a variety of high profile restructuring transactions.

Tim previously worked for four years in-house at a leading global institutional investment management firm with assets under management in excess of USD30 billion, advising on distressed investments and restructuring transactions across Europe and Asia Pacific.



Banking and Finance





Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2009


LPC, Law, BPP Law School, 2006

CPE, Law, BPP Law School, 2005

BA, English, University of Cambridge, 2003

News & insights

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News: 14 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises on a dividend recapitalization by SRS Distribution Inc.

A&O advised the lead arrangers and joint book-running managers in the $3.3 billion dividend recapitalization.

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Publications: 06 JULY 2020

Webinar: Private credit in the UK - Navigating new opportunities in the age of Covid

In a panel session moderated by the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), Joydeep Choudhuri and Tim Watson, partners in our Leveraged Finance and Restructuring practices, discusses how Covid-19 has…

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Publications: 22 MAY 2020

Supercharging the scheme for restructurings: cram-up, cram-down and cram-across under the new UK restructuring plan

The introduction of the UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance bill (the Bill) to Parliament on 20 May 2020 is nothing less than a watershed moment for cross-border restructuring.

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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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Pro-bono Experience

  • Advised human rights charity in relation to international and domestic legislation relating to capital punishment
  • Advised human rights charity in relation to its client files and document management procedures in the context of its regulatory, professional and statutory obligations
  • Advisory work for immigration charity in administration on insolvency matters in conjunction with a leading insolvency QC
  • Assisting Law Works with formulating a professional insolvency advice framework for legal sector charities Co-chairman of Red Cross Volunteering Committee responsible for co-ordinating and formulating a variety of pro-bono
  • Member of editing committee for human rights legal charity global common law case review project and regular contributor to bi-annual human rights publication