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Lindsay Hingston

Partner

Lindsay’s strengths include her work ethic and her ability to get on top of the fine details really quickly and be a very strategic partner

Chambers UK 2022

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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 restructuring plans, 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 acting for Bulb Energy on its response to the energy crisis, Revlon on the international aspects of its Chapter 11 case, and creditors to various of the Intu group companies.

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 Global Restructuring Review’s 40 Under 40 2022 and 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:

  • Bulb Energy on its response to the energy crisis and, subsequently, the administrators of its parent Simple Energy;
  • Revlon in connection with the cross-border aspects of its Chapter 11 case;
  • certain credit funds in connection with two separate UAE bankruptcy cases;
  • Debenhams on all aspects of its administration including the sale of certain assets to boohoo, as well as its previous pre-pack administration and company voluntary arrangements;
  • certain creditors of Intu in light of the administration of certain companies in the shopping centre giant’s group;
  • ED&F Man in relation to its 2022 restructuring plan;
  • a group of lenders to Codere in relation to its 2020 scheme of arrangement;
  • 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

  • (2021) International Corporate Rescue 18 (3) 171 Lazari Properties 2 Limited & Ors v New Look Retailers Limited & Ors [2021] EWHC 1209 (Ch)

  • (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

  • International Corporate Rescue Freshfields ICR Special Issue 2020