Charlie Draper

Associate, London



Charlie is an associate in Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency group in London.

Charlie has experience advising on cross-border restructurings and insolvencies, representing a broad range of clients including debtors, directors, banks and insolvency practitioners. His experience also includes involvement in leveraged finance transactions, general bank lending and contentious insolvency proceedings.

Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Charlie was an associate in the Restructuring and Insolvency group of a full-service international law firm.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
BPP University
BPP University
Biological Sciences
University of Leeds


Representation of the cinema chain Vue International on its successful recapitalisation. Vue International secured 100 per cent lender consent to the recapitalisation steps, enabling a fully consensual implementation exercise, as part of which the ownership of the group passed to its senior lenders in exchange for a discharge of approximately £470 million of debt.

Representation of Swissport, the world’s leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling, on its comprehensive restructuring and recapitalization. The restructuring provided Swissport with a delivered and strengthened balance sheet by addressing approximately €1.9 billion of existing debt, and left the business with improved liquidity with which to withstand the ongoing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

AIM-listed company*
Representation of the board and administrators of an AIM-listed manufacturing company, achieving going-concern sales of three subsidiaries each on a pre-packaged basis.

Ofgem-regulated company*
Representation of the administrators of an energy supplier in relation to the insolvency, SOLR process and sale of the company's assets.

*Matters worked on prior to joining the Firm


Co-author, "Pre-pack Rules Repackaged?", White & Case, May 2021