Ed is a finance lawyer who advises on and implements international financial restructurings, distressed debt investment and stressed and distressed financing and refinancing.

Ed acts for distressed debt investors, special situations lenders, distressed companies and other finance parties including bank and non-bank trustee companies. Ed closely follows developments across the sub-investment grade finance landscape, and frequently works on situations involving private debt and high-yield bonds.

Ed counsels clients through all manner of liability management issues: from liquidity solutions, creditor engagement in amendments and waivers in private and capital markets debt, full-blown balance sheet restructurings as well as bankruptcy/insolvency and secured debt enforcement issues.

Ed started practice in Australia, and has since developed broad restructuring experience in the UK, Europe and also the U.S., having spent time on secondment working at the firm’s New York office. He has cross-sector experience with a particular focus on technology, oil and gas, retail, shipping, property, infrastructure, financial services, mining and metals and manufacturing.

Ed is at the cutting edge of credit documentation developments and restructuring techniques. He is constantly across a broad range of stressed and distressed credit situations and is a go-to adviser for those who invest in and around financial distress.

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Experience

  • Represented SoftBank as a secured lender of OneWeb’s project for a low–earth–orbit constellation of 600 satellites to provide global connectivity and in connection with OneWeb’s Chapter 11 filing in the Southern District of New York.

  • Represented the successor facility agent, note trustee and security agent on the restructuring of New Look’s £1.3 Billion financial indebtedness by way of inter-conditional UK schemes of arrangement and recognition under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

  • Represented the post-restructuring facility agent, note trustee and security agent on the restructuring of the Lecta group’s £665 million financial indebtedness by way of UK scheme of arrangement.

  • Represented the facility agent and security agent in connection with the cross-border enforcement of collateral of the OW Bunker group to recover over $700 million of secured debt.

  • Represented the debtor in its Chapter 11 filing and in the realization of all of its European assets.

  • Represented a secured creditor in connection with the cross-border enforcement of collateral (vintage motor vehicles) to recover over €80 million of secured debt.

  • Represented distressed debt funds in connection with various European distressed debt situations.

  • Represented a private equity house on the financing of its acquisition of a UK consumer business.

  • Represented Microport in its acquisition of Lombard Medical Technology by way of a UK pre-packaged administration.

  • Representing Toshiba in its “dual track” disposal process of smart-meter leader Landis+Gyr . The transaction was completed through a $2.4bn initial public offering of Landis+Gyr’s shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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