Sam is an Associate in the Restructuring & Insolvency team who joined Osborne Clarke in 2018.

Sam advises a range of stakeholders on corporate restructurings and insolvency-related matters, including contentious and non-contentious aspects.

This includes advising insolvency practitioners in relation to distressed business sales, retention of title claims and their duties to creditors as insolvency officeholders. Sam also advises boards of directors, companies and creditors in relation to insolvency processes, the recovery of debts and validity of security.

In relation to transformational change drivers, Sam focuses on Digitalisation, including strategic tech investments and digitalisation products.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

In order to help our clients succeed in tomorrow's world, I have sought to utilise legal technology products (alongside our OC Solutions team) to improve client processes. Most recently, this has included the use of an online collaboration tool to streamline the review process relating a claim against former insolvency officeholders.

Work

Fintech business

Advised on a wide range of aspects relating to a solvent wind-down of a fintech business, including the giving of a declaration of solvency, contractual termination rights and the members' voluntary liquidation process.

National retail group

Assisting with the appointment of administrators in relation to a national retail group, including providing advice on the appointment process, validity of security and administration sale processes.

Debt recovery mechanisms

Advised suppliers on debt recovery mechanisms and their creditor rights, particularly where impacted by the coronavirus restrictions implemented under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

Financial services provider

Advised the board of a financial services provider in relation to restructuring mechanisms, including schemes of arrangement and restructuring plans.

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