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Hannah Plumb advises on all aspects of UK and cross-border corporate and financial restructurings, formal insolvency proceedings, and distressed acquisitions and sales in contentious and noncontentious environments. She regularly acts for a broad base of clients, including creditors (funds, investment banks, and clearing banks), corporate debtors and their directors and sponsors, and insolvency officeholders.

Hannah has particular experience advising on real estate-related restructurings and enforcements across a range of industry sectors, including retail, hospitality and leisure, and health care. Recently, she has advised Vision Capital in connection with the £220 million restructuring of UK rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse; BHS International on the acquisition of the digital and international business of UK retailer BHS; and on numerous restructuring matters and acquisitions for funds such as AlbaCore Capital, Aurelius Group, ESO Capital, Octopus Investments, and Orion Capital. Hannah also has experience advising on restructurings in the infrastructure and shipping sectors, including Seven Energy in connection with a US$900 million restructuring; Airwave in its restructuring, by way of a scheme of arrangement, of £1.8 billion of debt; and Veolia in its restructuring of the debt and equity of a dive support vessel following the collapse of the Harkand shipping group.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2014, Hannah was seconded to the recoveries and business support divisions of The Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays Bank.


  • Leading real estate investment manager restructures non-performing debt investment by way of consensual transfer of ownership of assetJones Day advised one of the world's leading real estate investment managers on its successful restructuring of a non-performing debt investment.
  • Joint monitors supervise Part A1 moratorium and save business as a going concernJones Day advised Chad Griffin and Geoff Rowley of FRP Advisory Trading Limited in their capacity as joint monitors of Corin USA's Part A1 moratorium.
  • Esquire Retail Limited, trading as the greeting card retailer Clintons, successfully completes a financial restructuring by way of a Restructuring PlanJones Day advised Esquire Retail Limited, trading as the greeting card retailer Clintons, in successfully completing a financial restructuring implemented by way of a Restructuring Plan under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006. This was one of the first restructuring plans of a mid-market company to successfully achieve a cross-class cramdown.
  • Macquarie agrees to acquire Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for approximately €2.4 billionJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management in the execution of a put option agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Suez Recycling and Recovery UK Group for €2.4 billion.
  • Comet liquidator obtains £100m+ judgment on leading Insolvency Act preference claimJones Day represents Geoff Carton-Kelly, liquidator of CGL Realisations Limited (formerly Comet Group Limited), in successfully obtaining a £100m+ judgment against Darty Holdings SAS by way of a preference claw back claim arising from the retail giant's collapse into administration in November 2012.
  • American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII takes control of Aluminium Dunkerque companiesJones Day has advised American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII, L.P. in connection with the acquisition of the Aluminium Dunkerque companies through the foreclosure on the shares of Liberty France Industries 1 SA, which were pledged to affiliates of AIP under mezzanine financing arrangements previously provided to Aluminium Dunkerque, due to ongoing payment and other defaults.
  • Joint administrators of The Raphael Medical Centre Limited (in administration) and Glenside Manor Healthcare Services Limited complete pre-pack sale of companies' businesses and assetsJones Day advised Colin Hardman and Kevin Ley of Smith & Williamson in their capacity as joint administrators of The Raphael Medical Centre Limited (in administration) and Glenside Manor Healthcare Services Limited (in administration) in connection with the pre-pack sale of the companies' businesses and assets.
  • ZapGo sells business and assets in administration saleJones Day advised David Buchler of Buchler Phillips Ltd and Darren Edwards of Aspect Plus Limited in their capacity as joint administrators of ZapGo Ltd (in administration), in connection with the marketing and sale of the company's business and assets.
  • Joint administrators of Onwatchmultifire Limited (in administration) complete pre-pack sale of company's businesses and assetsJones Day advised Anthony Wright and Phillip Armstrong of FRP Advisory in their capacity as joint administrators of Onwatchmultifire (UK) Limited in connection with the pre-pack sale of the company's security services and fire protection businesses.
  • FRP Advisory appointed as liquidators of Laura Ashley entities to investigate pre-administration mattersJones Day represents the liquidators of certain Laura Ashley entities (who were originally appointed as additional administrators by the Court) in connection with their investigation of certain pre-administration matters and any causes of action stemming from those investigations.
  • KPMG acts as insolvency officeholder of Caribbean property developer HarlequinJones Day is advising Brian Glasgow of KPMG as bankruptcy trustee of Harlequin Property (SVG) Limited ("HPSVG") and Brian Glasgow and Craig Waterman of KPMG as joint liquidators of Harlequin Resorts (St. Lucia) Limited.
  • Group of nursing and residential care homes completes corporate and debt restructuringJones Day advised a group of UK nursing and residential care homes (the "Group") in relation to a corporate and debt restructuring of the Group and the sale of its operating companies and care homes.
  • City Financial enters administrationJones Day successfully advised the board of City Financial Investment Company Limited (the "Company") on the Company's entry into administration.
  • FTI Consulting act as receivers in global restructuring of BMI HealthcareJones Day advised Andrew J. Johnson and Chad Griffin of FTI Consulting LLP in their capacity as fixed charge receivers of the share capital in the BMI Healthcare group in connection with the restructuring of the BMI Healthcare business.
  • Boeing agrees to Monarch's CVA proposalJones Day represented The Boeing Company, a major creditor of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited ("MAEL"), in the restructuring by way of a company voluntary arrangement of MAEL resulting in a compromise of certain historic balance sheet liabilities and further third party funding, returning MAEL to solvency and the ability to continue to trade.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
  • International Automotive Components Group completes refinancing of Senior Secured NotesJones Day advised International Automotive Components Group, S.A., a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, in connection with the issuance of $215 million of Senior Secured Notes due 2023 to Gamut Capital Management, L.P. in a private placement.
  • Complete Entertainment Resources Group sells certain assets to Live Nation EntertainmentJones Day represented Complete Entertainment Resources Group, Inc. (formerly Songkick.com, Inc.), a concert discovery and artist ticketing platform, in its sale of certain assets, including CERG’s ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm, API applications and patent portfolio, to Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. in connection with the settlement of pending litigation.
  • Vision Capital restructures UK retailer, BrightHouseJones Day is advising Vision Capital in connection with the £220 million financial restructuring of its subsidiary, BrightHouse (a rent-to-own retailer operating in the United Kingdom).
  • Seven Energy, a Nigerian oil and gas operator, restructures its debt in anticipation of sale to Savannah Petroleum PlcJones Day advised the board of directors of Seven Energy as they entered into a lock-up agreement to restructure multiple tranches of debt amounting to $900 million in anticipation of a sale of certain oil and gas assets located in Nigeria to Savannah Petroleum Plc, a UK-based oil and gas exploration and development company.