Edward Downer is an associate in the Business Restructuring & Insolvency Group of Morrison & Foerster’s London office.

Edward assists clients with international financial restructurings and cross-border insolvency proceedings. He has particular experience acting for:

  • debtors and sponsors who seek to maintain stability and control through financial distress and to achieve financial restructurings;
  • creditors and creditor groups to achieve their commercial outcomes through formal and informal restructuring processes;
  • insolvency practitioners in cross-border insolvency proceedings;
  • corporates who are managing contractual exposures to companies in financial distress; and
  • funds and corporates looking for distressed M&A opportunities.

Edward has broad restructuring experience in the UK, Europe, the US, Australia and globally. He has cross-sector experience with a focus on financial services, mining, oil and gas, shipping, infrastructure, property, manufacturing and consumer sectors.

Edward joined Morrison & Foerster in August 2016 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London which he joined after almost six years practising in Australia where he qualified in 2008.

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