Lois Deasey


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

Lois is recognized in leading legal directories including Chambers UK, described by clients as “excellent in all respects” 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” and “an excellent restructuring lawyer”.  She has also 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.  She has been shortlisted for Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyer of the Year at the Women in Business Law Awards 2024.

Lois is a member of 100 Women in Finance, Association of Business Recovery Professionals, Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.  She is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Taskforce on Women’s Engagement and Retention (TOWER).

Representative matters*

  • The ad hoc group of bondholders of Atalian SA, a French headquartered services business in connection with its exchange offer.
  • The senior lenders of Parks of Poland in connection with its consensual recapitalisation.
  • Schoeller Allibert in connection with its consensual recapitalisation transaction.
  • PSP in connection with the refinancing of the Keter Group.
  • TLB Lenders of a medical devices company in relation to a fully consensual recapitalisation transaction.
  • OMERS in relation to the fully consensual restructuring of Vue Cinemas and in relation to Lifeways, a residential care homes business restructured pursuant to an English restructuring plan.
  • Ad hoc group of first lien lenders, in connection with Covis Pharma’s out-of-court cross-border restructuring.
  • 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 pursuant to a restructuring plan.
  • 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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