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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 including the recapitalisation of The Co-operative Bank and the restructurings of Intu, the Nynas Group, Steinhoff, New Look and Deutsche Annington's GRAND CMBS and various real estate, structured credit and leveraged buy-out restructurings.

Tim previously worked for four years in-house at a leading global institutional investment management firm with assets under management in excess of USD30bn, advising on distressed investments and restructuring transactions across Europe and Asia Pacific.



Banking and Finance


Financial Institutions



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

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 charitiesCo-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