Morgan Smith

Associate, London



Morgan is an associate in the Firm's London Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Group.

Morgan has experience in special situations lending, debt finance and restructuring and cross-border insolvency. He has worked with a diverse range of clients including banks, corporates, financial institutions, professional trustees and insolvency practitioners in the UK and Australia.

Bars and Courts
New South Wales
BA/LLB and Diploma of Legal Practice
University of Newcastle

NSW, Australia



Representative experience includes:

Representation of London-listed oil and gas company Nostrum Oil & Gas plc on the financial restructuring of its US$1.125 billion of senior unsecured notes via a UK scheme of arrangement.

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.

Nostrum Oil & Gas
Representation of Nostrum Oil & Gas, a premium listed company with oil and gas assets in Kazakhstan, on its proposed restructuring of US$1.1 billion of notes due in 2022 and 2025.

Blackstone Credit
Representation of Blackstone Credit (formerly GSO Capital Partners) in connection with the restructuring of Winoa, a French headquartered steel abrasives business.

Fat Face
Representation of Fat Face on its restructuring in which the group was transferred by previous owner Bridgepoint to Fat Face's lenders and with a fully restructured balance sheet.