Ellen Campbell

Associate, London



Ellen is an associate in White & Case's Global Commercial Litigation Practice in London. She has a broad practice in complex cross-border commercial litigation, working with a diverse range of clients in the corporate, technology and financial services sectors with specific experience in relation to contentious restructuring and insolvency issues.

Ellen joined White & Case as a trainee, gaining experience in the Firm's Financial Restructuring & Insolvency and Competition groups in London. She also spent six months working in the International Arbitration group in the firm's Paris office. Ellen was seconded to the in-house legal team of a distressed debt investor in 2023.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BPP Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Trinity College Dublin

(first class honours)



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 Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. and certain affiliates in their chapter 11 cases and restructuring negotiations in Europe, Australia and Asia-Pacific. Hertz completed its successful chapter 11 restructuring and its plan of reorganisation became effective in June 2021. This representation was one of the highest profile restructurings arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and one of the most successful chapter 11 and international reorganisations in recent history.

Lowen Play
Advised the revolving credit facility lenders in connection with the restructuring of Lowen Play, the German arcade gaming group.

Representation of EY as administrators to the Ceona group, a subsea construction contractor in the deepwater market. Ceona's cash flows came under significant strain due to falling demand for its services as a result of the depressed market conditions and ongoing liabilities in connection with its fleet.

College Road Tower
Advised Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree) and its joint venture partner Outpost Management on the development financing of the construction of College Road Tower, a 49-storey premium residential tower block in Croydon, UK. College Road Tower is being built using modular design principles with carefully designed communal spaces to provide social and co-working spaces in addition to residential units.

Data Centre Operator
Representation of a London-based data centre operator in financing the development of data centres in Asia.

Investment Fund Matters
Representation of several major credit-oriented investment funds and alternative asset managers on a range of distressed debt and performing investments.