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Joel Ferguson



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Joel Ferguson



Joel is a partner in Allen & Overy's Global Restructuring Group based in London. Since joining the firm in 2007, Joel has worked on a variety of high profile financial restructuring transactions, enforcement and realisation proceedings and in respect of formal insolvency proceedings.

Recently Joel has advised Citibank on the EUR265 million financial restructuring of the Frigoglass group, a commercial refrigeration manufacturer and West Africa's leading glass producer and also advised the senior lenders (acting via the facility agent) of the debt restructuring of Bartec, a German safety equipment manufacturer.

Joel's deals also include advising swap counterparties in structured finance restructurings (including in relation to the Punch Taverns B securitisation), and advising the coordinating committee of lenders on the high profile restructuring of the Stemcor group.

News & insights

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions (updated 30 November 2020)

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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A busy road junction

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2020

National Security and Investment Bill: the impact on energy and infrastructure

On 11 November the UK Government published its ground-breaking National Security and Investment Bill. 

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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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Admitted as barrister and solicitor, New Zealand, 2007

Admitted as solicitor England & Wales, 2017


University of Canterbury 2002-2006 (LL.B (hons) and B.Com)