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Earl Griffith



Griffith Earl
Earl Griffith



Earl is a partner in Allen & Overy's Global Restructuring team and the Managing Partner of the London Restructuring Group. He has over 23 years restructuring experience advising creditors, funds, domestic and international debtor groups, private equity sponsors, hedge counterparties, financial institutions, securitisation servicers and special servicers, insolvency officeholders, scheme and company voluntary arrangement supervisors and nominees and other key stakeholders. 

Earl is recognised by clients, competitors and all major legal directories for his local and international restructuring expertise and experience. He is also recognised by Who's Who Legal as a “Thought Leader in Restructuring & Insolvency”.

News & insights

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2021

Restructuring, liquidation and solvent dissolution options in Australia

Australia has a well-developed and comprehensive legal framework for the restructuring, insolvent liquidation or solvent dissolution of Australian companies – both solvent and insolvent.  A number of…

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

Sustainability-linked loans in Russia: a hot market

When it comes to sustainable lending, the Russian loan market is punching above its weight. Many of Russia’s leading corporates have raised ESG or sustainability-linked loans (in some cases, multiple…

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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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Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2003

Admitted as a Solicitor (High Court of Australia), 1996

Admitted as a Solicitor (Supreme Court of New South Wales), 1996


LLB, Law, The University of New South Wales, 1995

LLB, Commerce, The University of New South Wales, 1995

Published work

  • Griffith. E., Weeks. R. and Blackmore. V. (2003) “Marconi restructuring: A blueprint for the future?”, London: PLC
  • Griffith. E. (2003) “Who gets priority? Everything you wanted to know about structural and contractual subordination, but were afraid to ask”, London: Global Turnaround
  • Griffith. E. and Field. I. (2002) “Corporate debt restructuring”, London: PLC