Morvyn Radlow

Partner, London

Biography

Recognised as a Next Generation Partner, having had a pivotal role on many of the recent debtor-side mandates, clients describe Morvyn as “approachable and very responsive”, praising her “deep technical knowledge around Schemes of Arrangement”.
Legal 500 UK 2021

Overview

Morvyn is a partner in the firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency group in London.

Morvyn has extensive experience advising companies, insolvency practitioners, banks, investment funds and other financial institutions on cross-border restructurings, insolvencies, distressed debt investments and financings, and other special situations. 

Morvyn was recognised as one of the best up and coming female lawyers under the age of 40 by Law.com (Legal Week) in its 2021 Female Rising Stars list. 

In 2017, Morvyn spent eight months on secondment to the European Special Situations Group of Goldman Sachs in London, advising on restructuring, direct lending, loan purchase and corporate transactions.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Scotland
Education
LLB (Hons)
Law and French
University of Strathclyde
Diploma in Legal Practice
Glasgow Graduate School of Law
Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency
Insolvency Practitioners Association
Languages
English

Experience

Representative Transactions

Hertz
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 on June 30, 2021.This representation is 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.

Swissport
Representation of Swissport, the world's leading provider of airport ground services and air cargo handling, on its comprehensive restructuring and recapitalisation. The restructuring provided Swissport with a delevered 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.

Seven Energy
Representation of an ad-hoc group of noteholders under a series of US$300 million senior secured bonds in relation to the restructuring of the Seven Energy group.

Noble Group
Representation of the management team of Noble in the international restructuring of the Noble Group, a major independent energy products and industrial raw materials supply chain manager. 

Concordia
Representation of the ad hoc group of senior creditors in the US$3.7 billion recapitalisation of Concordia, a publicly listed international generics pharmaceuticals business.

Seadrill
Representation of the coordinating committee of senior secured lenders in the international restructuring of Seadrill, one of the world's largest offshore drilling companies. 

Novo Banco
Representation of certain investors in Novo Banco, the Portuguese bridge bank established as part of the resolution of the Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES), on matters arising from the resolution of BES.

A Nigerian energy company
Representation of the lenders in connection with the restructuring of a reserve based lending facility to a Nigerian energy company.

Kaupthing
Representation of Kaupthing, the failed Icelandic bank, on its restructuring, following its US$45 billion insolvency. Kaupthing's insolvency was the biggest and most high profile casualty of the Icelandic banking crisis and, globally, was the fifth largest corporate bankruptcy of all time. 

Afren plc
Representation of Afren plc, a UK listed company with oil & gas assets in Africa on its proposed capital and financial restructuring.

Publications

Co-author, "Liquid debt markets hit the brakes on restructurings", White & Case, June 2021

Co-author, "Pre-pack rules repackaged", White & Case, May 2021 

Contributor, "UK's Move Closer To US Insolvency Law Slow To Play Out", Law360, March 2021

Co-author, "Schemes and Restructuring Plans: Challenging Times?", White & Case, February 2021

Co-author, "Market reset could trigger restructurings in 2021", White & Case, January 2021

Acknowledged contributor to "Schemes of Arrangement in Corporate Restructuring" by Christian Pilkington, Sweet & Maxwell, July 2017