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Lindsay Hingston

Partner

Restructuring and insolvency

very competent technically and understands numbers in a way a lot of lawyers don't.

Chambers UK 2020

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About Lindsay Hingston

Lindsay is a partner specialising in restructuring and insolvency.

Lindsay advises across the full spectrum of stakeholders and processes on both domestic and cross-border restructuring matters.  Her experience includes acting for financial creditors, borrowers, insolvency officeholders, pension trustees and others on matters involving schemes of arrangement, company voluntary arrangements, security enforcements, pre-packs and other formal insolvency appointments, intercreditor disputes, out-of-court restructurings and distressed M&A.  Recent high-profile mandates include against for Debenhams on its light touch administration and sale of assets to boohoo.

During her time at Freshfields, Lindsay has been seconded to work as a banking associate in the Financial Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey. 

Lindsay is ranked in Chambers UK and was included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2021. She is a current member of the ILA Council.

Recent work

Non-confidential deals and highlights include advising:

  • Debenhams on its response to Covid-19 including the “light touch” administration of its UK business, as well as its previous pre-pack administration and company voluntary arrangements;
  • a group of lenders to Codere in relation to its 2020 scheme of arrangement;
  • a partner to Intu in light of the administration of certain companies in the shopping centre giant’s group;
  • BMI Healthcare, one of the largest private hospital groups in the UK, on its recapitalisation and the transfer of ownership to its major landlord;
  • House of Fraser on its schemes of arrangement;
  • a group of lenders to the holding company of Agrokor on their exposure to the group;
  • Monarch Airlines on the completion of its strategic review and restructuring programme, and its acquisition by Greybull Capital in 2014, and its further recapitalisation in 2016;
  • the senior coordinating committee on the financial restructuring of the Biffa Group; and
  • an ad hoc group of bondholders in respect of the recapitalisation of oil and gas company Sterling Resources.

Qualifications

Education

  • St Peter’s College, Oxford University, UK (modern history and politics)
  • Oxford Brookes University, UK (graduate diploma in law)
  • BPP Law School, UK (legal practice course)

Publications

  • (2018) International Corporate Rescue 15 (6) 314 Estimating Outcomes: Lessons from the House of Fraser scheme of arrangement

  • (2018) International Corporate Rescue 15(3) 139 Corporate Governance Consultation

  • Recovery Magazine, Summer 2018 3-0 to landlords: administrators watch out

  • (2017) International Corporate Rescue 14 (2) 90 Schemes of arrangement – Part 1

  • Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 31(9), 2016, p.525 Controls on the Scope of the Financial Collateral Directive

  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, 2015, February edition Rescuing airlines: not enough runway to survive

  • (2013) Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 28(10), 618 Past the point of no return: insolvency events of default after Eurosail