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Ben has a broad range of experience advising clients on complex international restructuring, workout and insolvency matters. This past experience includes roles assisting corporates debtors and creditors such as banks, funds and noteholders, as well as directors, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders in businesses in financial difficulties. Alongside his work on numerous cross-border restructuring situations, Ben has worked on a wide selection of finance transactions.
Ben has completed secondments to the Credit Team of Centerbridge Partners' London office and the Loan Syndications & Trading team of BNP Paribas' London office as well as spending time in White & Case's Hong Kong office.
Advised a coordinating committee of first lien and second lien lenders in relation to the £930 million restructuring of the PHS group, a leading provider of workplace services in the UK, which was implemented pursuant to a scheme of arrangement.
Advised Kaupthing in relation to its winding up proceedings, the fifth largest bankruptcy ever.
Advised Deutsche Bank as new money provider, agent and security trustee on the restructuring of the APCOA Parking Group. The restructuring was implemented through a scheme of arrangement and resulted in a significant deleveraging of APCOA's balance sheet, a reduction in its debt by more than €440 million and €80 million of additional financing.
Advised Oak Hill Advisers and York Capital in connection with their investments in Globalworth.
The WIND Hellas group, the Greek telecommunications operator, on all aspects of its €1.8 billion financial restructuring, implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement and several 'pre-packaged' administrations.
Weather Investments S.p.A. in relation to the financial restructuring and sale of WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.A.
Wind Hellas (chapter) in the European Debt Restructuring Handbook: Leading Case Studies from the Post-Lehman Cycle, March 2013, (co-author)
WIND Hellas: A complex restructuring in a global recession, Practical Law Company Journal, February 2011, (co-author)
UK Schemes of Arrangement: A Risk of Non-Recognition in Germany?, International Corporate Rescue, July 2010, (co-author)