Douglas specialises in advising on debt restructurings, turnaround and insolvency situations, acting for private equity sponsors, financial institutions, investors, companies, directors, turnaround professionals and insolvency practitioners
He joined Osborne Clarke in 2020, and has particularly expertise in mandates concerning distressed or insolvent financial institutions.
Douglas is a member of our Financial Services, Retail and Consumer and Tech, Media and Comms sector groups, and champions our Digitalisation transformation expertise.
He is recommended and described by Legal 500 as "pragmatic and strategic" and having "extensive insolvency experience and knowledge".
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I have a keen interest in optimising businesses' performance, whether through restructuring processes, or by assisting them through operational or cultural change.
Advising Primrose.co.uk, an online garden centre, on its disposal to Risk Capital Partners.
Advising FRP Advisory as administrators of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Peacocks, and Bonmarche group of companies on multiple disposals and on other matters arising in the administration.
Advising Grant Thornton as administrators on the sale of certain business and assets of ProQuo AI Limited.
Advising BDO as administrators of Index Labs Limited.
Advising Interpath as special administrators of Viola Money (Europe) Limited; the first use of the Payment and Electronic Money Institution special administration regime.
Advising Grant Thornton as administrators on various aspects of the administration of S.D. Taylor Limited (trading as Loans at Home).
Advising FRP advisory as special administrators of Xpress Money Services Limited, the second use of the Payment and Electronic Money Institution special administration regime.
Advising Interpath as administrators on the sale of certain business and assets of Awesome Merchandise Limited.
Intu group companies
Advising the boards of directors of various property owning companies in the intu group of companies, including on the separation or disposal of the SGS, Barton Square, Chapelfield and Metrocentre subgroups.
Advising the board of directors of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies.
Advising Interpath as liquidators of a substantial chain of hotels on various disposals.
Advising the boards of directors of various property owning companies in the intu group of companies.
Advising short term high cost credit provider on its restructuring.
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