We advise insolvency practitioners, directors and funders both locally and nationally on all aspects of corporate rescue, restructuring and insolvency.

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Ian Wood-Smith

Ian Wood-Smith

Recent transactions undertaken by our corporate recovery and insolvency group include:

  • advising directors on the potential enforceability of security to the value of £16 million
  • advising a ‘top 4’ accounting firm through the administration and subsequent liquidation of a substantial UK business
  • successfully resisting winding up proceedings threatened by HMRC against a company controlled by a high profile entrepreneur
  • advising on the sale of the business and assets of a golf club manufacturer and distributor including a long running dispute with Nike over alleged intellectual property right infringement
  • advising directors on the re-structuring and re-financing of a private equity backed chauffeur firm
  • advising the directors of a UK company, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of a European company, on the insolvency of its German parent
  • advising on the impact of section 216 Insolvency Act 1986, including instructing counsel on a successful section 216 court application
  • advising directors of a £15m turnover company in the technology sector on restructuring its debt
  • advising on the appointment and subsequent sale of part of the business of a company providing coach transport including related transport and public vehicle license issues