Date: 11 Jul 2024

Location: London, GB

Company: Dentons


Department: Restructuring & Insolvency
Duration: Permanent 
Location: London
PQE: 3-6 years PQE
Reports to: London Restructuring and Insolvency Partners

Reference no: 6613

The Department 

Dentons’ Restructuring, Insolvency, and Bankruptcy practice has one of the largest, most highly regarded teams of diverse specialists in the world. Our UKIME group comprises a core team of 20 collaborative lawyers, supported by a cross-departmental group of lawyers from the fields of dispute resolution, finance, corporate, real estate, and employment, all of whom are market leaders in their own right. Much of our work is cross-border, and we work closely with our global colleagues, leveraging our unique footprint and scale.

We have worked on almost all of the high-profile restructuring and insolvency cases of recent years, including Lehman Brothers, Carillion, Silicon Valley Bank, British Steel NMC Healthcare, Toys 'R' Us, Travelodge, Intu, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Hurricane Energy, British Volt, Empire Cinemas and Hertz. We have advised HM Government on a number of sensitive and strategically important matters with a potential insolvency angle. And we have a solid track record in advising on non-public company LBO and REF restructurings, due to our enviable FI client list.


The Role


With exciting developments including the recent internal promotion of two partners and the arrival of our new UKIME group head, there is an additional impetus to add more high-quality lawyers to the team. You will be one of our lead associates, working closely with the partners and, on larger matters, other team members. The work includes:

  • A focus on transactional restructuring and insolvency situations, covering a wide spectrum from early-stage lighter-touch consensual restructurings; to security reviews / business reviews / contingency planning; to complex multi-creditor contractual and scheme/restructuring plan restructurings; security enforcement; special situations investing; and the delivery of insolvency transactions such as administration business sales and funding arrangements.
  • Advisory work in connection with all types of restructuring and insolvency situations and procedures, and for the full range of stakeholders, including financial creditors of all types, borrowers and their boards, insolvency office holders, investors and public bodies.
  • Advising on the enforcement of security in non-consensual situations.
  • Advising on the appointment of insolvency office holders and assisting them in their roles.
  • Advising HM Government, and public agencies and regulators, on strategic matters involving actual or potential insolvencies.
  • Business development, including training and seminars.

Required Experience, Skills, and Attributes


  • 3 to 6 years PQE specialist experience in restructuring and insolvency law and practice, with a transactional / non-contentious focus.
  • A full understanding of finance documents (including syndicated loans, bonds, asset financing, and related security and intercreditor documentation) and insolvency sale agreements.
  • Well-developed contractual drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Enjoy working in a successful team-based environment with team members based across the UKIME and beyond.
  • Proven client handling skills and ability to instill client confidence.
  • An enthusiasm for restructuring and insolvency law, as well as the ability to give advice in a commercial context.
  • An excellent academic background.


Firm Profile

Across more than 80 countries, Dentons helps you grow, protect, operate and finance your organisation by providing uniquely global and deeply local legal solutions. Polycentric, purpose-driven and committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and sustainability, we focus on what matters most to you.


Inclusion & Diversity


We are committed to building an inclusive culture here at Dentons where our people can thrive, regardless of their background or circumstance. As well as being the right thing to do, it makes good business sense too. A richness of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives helps us best serve our clients and the communities in which we operate. You can find out more about inclusion and diversity at Dentons on our website.


Equal Opportunities


Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from everyone including of any age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, neurodiversity, disability, or with parental or caring responsibilities. We also offer flexible working hours.

During the application process, all applicants have the opportunity to tell us about any adjustments or support they require so they are able to perform at their best. Any information you share with us during the application process is treated in confidence.

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