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Adam Banks

Partner

Dubai

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Adam Banks

Partner

Dubai

Adam has expertise covering distressed restructurings, bankruptcy related mandates and origination financings. He is based in Dubai from where he advises on situations across the wider Middle-East region.

Adam’s restructuring practice includes advising debtors, creditors (and creditors' committees), insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders in distressed situations (including some of the largest and most prominent restructurings in the Middle-East).

Adam also regularly advises in relation to origination financings where his clients include corporate debtors, sponsors, arrangers and financiers in a range of sectors including real estate, education and hospitality and in relation to a range of financing structures (both conventional and Shari'ah compliant).

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Publications: 05 May 2021

Criteria published for registering as a bankruptcy expert in UAE

In a development which will be of interest to those in the restructuring community, the UAE’s Financial Reorganization Committee (the FRC) has codified, via an Approved Guide1, the steps that…

Read more Criteria published for registering as a bankruptcy expert in UAE

Expertise

Practices

Restructuring

Sectors

Banks

Office

Dubai

11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai
PO Box 506678

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, September 2012

Academic

Legal Practitioners Course (LPC) - BPP Law School, London – 2008-2009

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – 2004 – 2007

Other noteworthy experience

Advising:

  • Represent international pipeline services company in its non-judicial restructuring of approximately $150 million in secured debt, including through an equity investment and a new secured credit facility.

Published work

  • “Priority financing improves Abu Dhabi insolvency law” – MEED (Middle-East Business Intelligence) – 10 August 2020
  • “Criteria published for registering as a bankruptcy expert in UAE” – 5 May 2021

Recognition

Awards

Recognised as a “Rising Star”

IFLR Middle-East