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About Alex Thomson

Alex is a restructuring and insolvency senior associate in our global transactions group.

Alex has experience acting for stakeholders across the capital structure as well as insolvency practitioners having acted for sponsors, lenders, ad-hoc groups of creditors, borrowers, administrators, prospective receivers and other key parties in the restructuring and insolvency market. Alex also has experience acting for borrowers and lenders on general finance transactions.

During his time at Freshfields, Alex spent six months on secondment with the Barings’ Public Fixed Income team where he focused on primary high-yield transactions along with special situations.

Recent work

Recent work

  • Acting for Credit Suisse on its exposure to the Greensill Group.
  • Advising prospective fixed charge receivers in respect of detailed enforcement scenario planning.
  • Advising the members of the Ad Hoc Committee of lenders on the financial restructuring of the AccorInvest group, which operates 887 hotels worldwide and employs over 26,000 employees in 28 countries.
  • Advising the RCF lenders to Virgin Atlantic with respect to its restructuring by way of the first ever restructuring plan in 2020 and its subsequent recapitalisation in 2021.
  • Advising the shareholders of Nordic Aviation in respect of Nordic Aviation’s scheme of arrangement and chapter 11 restructuring.
  • Advising Ted Baker in connection with amendments to its financing arrangements in connection with a recapitalisation of the group by way of an equity raise, in the context of the disposal of its headquarters and Covid 19.

Qualifications

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa (LLB, cum laude)
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa (Bachelor of Commerce, Politics, Philosophy and Economics)