Sam is an Associate solicitor in Osborne Clarke's Restructuring and Insolvency group. He specialises in providing insolvency, restructuring and contingency planning advice to a range of stakeholders.

Sam advises boards of directors on their duties and responsibilities in distressed scenarios; insolvency practitioners on business and asset disposals, security and clawback mechanisms; banks and other lending institutions on security and enforcement strategy; and investors on distressed acquisitions. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, Sam has had significant experience in advising clients on restructuring mechanisms and restrictions brought in under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. 

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Sam takes an active role in driving and championing Osborne Clarke's transformation expertise. His focus is on digitalisation and Sam has experience in dealing with insolvency and restructuring scenarios which have arisen out of the transformative change driven by technology and digital risk, particularly in the Retail, Construction and Financial Services sectors.

Work

Wirecard

Sam has been heavily involved in providing contingency planning and directors' duties advice to Wirecard Card Solutions Limited following the discovery of substantial missing cash in its wider group, leading to a solvent wind-down of the UK entity. 

Lender restructurings

Advising multiple lenders in the short term, high cost credit market on restructuring mechanisms, including schemes of arrangement and restructuring plans.  

Retail and Consumer

Providing contingency planning and insolvency advice in relation to a number of high-profile retail and consumer businesses, including Oasis, Warehouse, Laura Ashley, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Peacocks and Patisserie Valerie.

Officeholders

Advising in relation to the successful defence of a paragraph 75 claim for misfeasance against former officeholders.

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