Olly Bretton's practice encompasses all aspects of financial and corporate restructuring, formal insolvency proceedings, and debt refinancing. Olly's experience includes advising on a wide range of restructuring matters (noncontentious and contentious), refinancings, distressed and solvent corporate acquisitions, distressed loan portfolio sales and distressed investing, formal insolvency procedures (domestic and cross-border), corporate governance issues, and contingency planning. He also regularly undertakes restructuring and insolvency advisory work, including formulating and executing cross-border enforcement and debt recovery strategies. He acts on the lender side (including for UK clearing banks, U.S. investment banks, private equity firms, and funds) and on the debtor side (including for boards of directors, shareholders, and sponsors), as well as for insolvency officeholders and practitioners. Olly's work spans both UK and cross-border matters.
Olly's recent experience includes advising: FMS Wertmanagement AöR (as creditor) on the restructuring of Apcoa's financial indebtedness of more than €700 million, the administrators of PaperlinX on the disposal of the UK entities' business and assets, various subsidiaries of Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 2 on the sale of Airwave Solutions to Motorola for £817.5 million, the insolvency officeholders of BHS (one of the highest profile retail insolvencies of recent years with outstanding debt of more than £1bn) on the wind-down of the business and investigations into the company's affairs, and the directors of Lombard on the successful sale (through a pre-pack administration) of its trading business.
Olly recently returned from a secondment at Standard Chartered Bank, which involved work in both London and Singapore.
- The College of Law, London (Legal Practice Course 2009); Nottingham Law School (Graduate Diploma in Law 2008); Nottingham University (B.A. Hons. in English 2006)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales