Kay Morley has been a member of several award winning legal teams that have resolved matters in the real estate, infrastructure, shipping, hospitality, and automotive industries. She advises on all aspects of corporate restructuring, with a particular focus on European special situations and complex cross-border restructurings.
Kay acts for par and distressed investors as well as financial institutions, officeholders, corporates, and private equity firms. She regularly advises financial institutions on all aspects of corporate restructuring ranging from refinancing and restructurings to cross-border enforcement strategies. She advises distressed investors on the acquisition of loan portfolios and individual credits including the implementation of "loan to own" strategies. Kay has particular experience advising on offshore matters and on restructuring situations in Eastern Europe.
Kay's representative transactions include advising a committee of senior lenders to Codere S.A; representing an ad hoc committee of senior secured noteholders on Algeco; advising BVI Liquidators on the restructuring and subsequent sale of a US$1bn private equity portfolio with assets in Russia, Georgia, and the Balkan States; advising Dutch trustees in connection with Brazilian bankruptcy of ship builder OSX; advising FTI Consulting on the sale of the Whitgift shopping centre in connection with the new Westfield shopping centre in Croydon; advising a leading development bank on the restructuring of facilities provided to fund infrastructure assets in Kyrgzstan; advising a European travel agency on its restructuring; advising Jarvis Hotels on its restructuring; and advising and successfully obtaining for Standard Bank a €137m summary judgment against Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber.
UK's Proposed Corporate Restructuring Regime Follows European-Style Chapter 11 and Debtor-in-Possession Trend
- The College of Law, Guildford (Legal Practice Course with commendation 2000); University of Bristol (LL.M. 1998; LL.B. Hons. 1997)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
The Lawyer Awards 2015 — Winner, Corporate Team of the Year
Legal 500 UK — corporate restructuring & insolvency
Legal Business Awards 2016 — Corporate Team of the Year (highly commended)
The British Legal Awards 2015 — M&A Team of the Year