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Jennifer Marshall

Partner

London

Marshall Jennifer
Jennifer Marshall

Partner

London

Jennifer specialises in a wide range of work in commercial, banking, restructuring and insolvency law. She advises generally on issues arising in taking and enforcing of security, structuring transactions to mitigate against the effects of insolvency and cross-border restructuring transactions.

Jennifer advised a large number of counterparties of Lehman Brothers and the Icelandic banks following the failure of those entities. In particular, she advised one of the parties in the Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE) client money directions application (which went to the Supreme Court) and one of the parties in the LBIE Waterfall Application. She is currently advising the lenders and the receivers in relation to the OW Bunker group which collapsed in November 2014. This involves insolvency proceedings in a large number of different jurisdictions across the world.

A significant part of Jennifer’s practice is the drafting of opinions required by regulators under European legislation concerning the potential impact of the insolvency or resolution of financial institution counterparties.

Jennifer is also responsible for keeping clients up to date with recent developments including the European Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, the possible implications of Brexit and legislation in relation to failing banks, and has given a number of presentations in this regard. She is also a member of various working groups considering the impact of Brexit on insolvency proceedings and has recently advised a London clearing house on the potential impact of Brexit on issues relating to financial collateral and settlement finality.

Jennifer is the chairman of the Insolvency Subcommittee of the City of London Law Society and President of the Insolvency Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Banking Liaison Panel, a working group established by HM to consider bank and investment firm failure.

News & insights

Publications: 19 NOVEMBER 2019

Key regulatory topics: weekly update 8 - 14 November 2019

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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Publications: 16 JULY 2019

WHOA The new Dutch scheme

The available options to successfully restructure financially distressed, but viable businesses in the Netherlands are about to improve substantially if the Dutch government approves the draft act on the confirmation of private restructuring plans (the Wet homologatie onderhands akkoord (WHOA)) which was officially submitted to parliament on 5 July 2019.

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Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2018

What will Brexit mean for European cross-border restructuring and insolvency?

The Brexit negotiations are continuing apace, but with no signs of a clear resolution as yet in sight, understanding the implications of a no-deal outcome for cross-border restructuring and insolvency is gaining urgency.

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Publications: 08 OCTOBER 2018

UK Corporate Insolvency Reforms: What do I need to know?

The UK Government’s response issued on 26 August 2018 confirms that the UK corporate restructuring toolbox will change (and expand).

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997

Academic

MA, English Literature, University of Cambridge, 1993

Published work

Set-off chapter in Lightman & Moss, The Law of Administrators and Receivers of Companies, Sweet & Maxwell

Chapter on security interests in European Insolvency Regulation: An Annotated Guide, edited by Fletcher et al, OUP

General Editor of the Sweet & Maxwell loose-leaf publication European Cross-Border Insolvency (discontinued in 2017)