Lois Deasey


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” 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.

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*

  • PSP in connection with the refinancing of the Keter Group
  • 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
  • TLB Lenders of a medical devices company in relation to a fully consensual recapitalisation transaction
  • 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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