Linton Bloomberg


Linton Bloomberg
Linton Bloomberg is Of Counsel in the London office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He specialises in domestic and international restructurings (including contingency planning), formal insolvency matters, and advising boards of companies. Linton regularly works for distressed corporates and investors, financial institutions, and insolvency practitioners.

Linton's representation's include:

  • the Lehman estate in chapter 11 in relation to UK and European issues, including its settlement with LBIE and affiliates ($1bn+) and various proceedings in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, including the Nortel/Lehman pensions case
  • the special administrators of MF Global UK Limited in relation to and following the first ever filing under the Special Administration Regime
  • the sponsor in relation to the Citypoint CMBS restructuring (£500m+)
  • a senior noteholder (c.$500 million) in the Sigma SIV (structured investment vehicle), including overturning a Court of Appeal decision in the House of Lords (the first ever U.K. Supreme Court judgment)
  • AgCert (Irish UKLA-listed company) with assets in multiple jurisdictions in relation to its restructuring
  • the board of directors of the U.K. subsidiaries of Dana Corporation in their pension restructuring
  • the board of directors and administrators of XL Airways Group (which was third largest tour operating company in the UK), Birthdays Limited (which operated a 300-store greeting card retail chain) and Connaught plc and several subsidiaries (over 10,000 employees)
  • one of the largest creditors with respect to the CVAs (company voluntary agreements) of JJB Sports (1&2), Focus DIY, Blacks Leisure and Oddbins
  • Honda Motor Company in relation to the administration of Super Aguri Formula 1 racing team and the subsequent MBO (management buyout) of Honda GP to Brawn GP (now Mercedes McLaren)
  • one of the largest creditors with respect to the insolvencies of the Nortel Group
  • the administrators of MG Rover

Linton has lectured and written articles on restructuring topics and also has completed a secondment with the global restructuring group at The Royal Bank of Scotland. Linton is a member of the Education, Courses and Conferences Committee of R3 and a course director for the 'Debt Restructuring' and 'Insolvency for Professionals New to the Sector' courses.

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