Lois Deasey

Biography

Lois Deasey
Lois Deasey is a partner in the European Restructuring team.

Lois is recognized in leading legal directories including Chambers UK as an Up-and-Coming lawyer for Restructuring/Insolvency and in the Legal 500 UK as a key lawyer for Corporate Restructuring, in which she is also described by clients as a “versatile and a good technical lawyer.”  She has also recently been featured in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022, in Euromoney Expert Guides as a Rising Star in 2020 and 2021 for Restructuring and Insolvency and was awarded Rising Star for Restructuring and Insolvency at the IFLR European Awards 2019.

Lois is a member of 100 Women in Finance, Association of Business Recovery Professionals, Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

Representative matters*

  • Ad hoc group of creditors of Premier Oil in connection with the merger of Premier Oil with Chrysaor Holdings Limited and the restructuring of Premier Oil’s US$2.7 billion of debt.
  • Ad hoc group of senior creditors of Noble, a Singapore-listed commodities trader, on the group's new financing and debt for equity swap, involving parallel schemes of arrangement in England and Bermuda and a "light touch" Bermuda provisional liquidation.
  • The secured bondholders of Avanti Communications, a U.K.- listed satellite operator, in connection with a two-phase financial restructuring, including a debt for equity swap implemented pursuant to an English law scheme of arrangement.
  • In connection with the financial restructuring and administration of Iona Energy Company (UK) Plc.
  • The Noteholders on the restructuring and bankruptcy of Imtech Capital B.V., a Dutch technical services business.
  • A senior lender on the restructuring of Cory Environmental, which was implemented via an English scheme of arrangement.
  • Ad hoc group of senior secured bondholders of Noble Trading Co on a debt for equity swap effected pursuant to a security enforcement via a BVI receivership.
  • Ad hoc group of senior bondholders of in relation to the financial restructuring of Seadrill New Finance Limited, an offshore drilling contractor.

*includes matters handled prior to joining Weil

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