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 regarding distressed or insolvent financial institutions, and/or wind down planning.
He is recommended and described by Legal 500 2024 as "an exceptional restructuring and insolvency lawyer. He is deeply technical whilst also very commercial and pragmatic, which is invaluable in this sector", "[his] knowledge of stressed and distressed highly regulated financial services and fintech is second to none! His experience makes him a clear choice in this sector", and "[he] has a strong ability to break down complex situations into more readily understandable and actionable solutions".
Douglas is a regular speaker and writer in legal journals.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I have a keen interest in optimising businesses' performance, whether through restructuring processes, or by assisting them through operational or cultural change.
Advising Interpath as special administrators of Viola Money (Europe) Limited; the first use of the Payment and Electronic Money Institution special administration regime.
Advising FRP advisory as special administrators of Xpress Money Services Limited, the second use of the Payment and Electronic Money Institution special administration regime.
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 Interpath as liquidators of a substantial chain of hotels on various disposals.
Alvarez & Marsal
Advising Alvarez and Marsal as administrators of Railsbank Technology Limited, a regulated entity and a payment institution.
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.