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Adam Gallagher
 

Adam Gallagher

Partner
 
CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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Phone: +44-(0)20-7275-6358
Fax: +44-(0)20-7275-6502

Recognized as one of the leading restructuring advisors in the United Kingdom, Adam Gallagher is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s European Restructuring Practice. With more than two decades of experience, Adam advises on complex, cross-border restructurings, distressed refinancings and intercreditor agreement disputes. He represents borrowers, directors, shareholders and sponsors, banks, credit funds and bondholders, as well as pension trustees, liquidators, receivers and administrators. With experience representing clients across the capital structure, Adam has been recognized as one of the leading restructuring lawyers in the United Kingdom for more than 15 years by Chambers, where he is described as a lawyer who is “very determined” and “highly intelligent” and who “stands in his client’s corner and helps find a solution to problems.”

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Work Highlights
  • Recent non-confidential experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes representing:
    • Arcadia Group in connection with its multiple CVAs, pensions liability restructuring, subsequent administration and disposals
    • Steinhoff Europe on the structuring and implementation of return of value to its creditors owed approximately €7 billion
    • RCF lenders to Virgin Atlantic in light of the consequences of COVID-19 culminating in the first use of the new U.K. restructuring plan
    • Lenders to certain Intu Group propcos owed approximately £2 billion in response to the impact of COVID-19 on landlords to U.K. retailers
    • Getronics group on various matters across 27 countries leading up to its refinancing and delivery into new ownership
Accolades
  • Chambers U.K.
  • Chambers Global
  • “Hot 100,” The Lawyer (2013)
  • “Legal Advisor of the Year,” IFT (2008)
Education
  • University of Huddersfield, 1994 LL.B. (Hons.)
  • University of Huddersfield, 1995 LPC
Associations
  • International Insolvency Institute
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Institute for Turnaround
  • New York Bar Association
Admissions
  • England and Wales 1998
  • New York 2000

Recognized as one of the leading restructuring advisors in the United Kingdom, Adam Gallagher is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s European Restructuring Practice. With more than two decades of experience, Adam advises on complex, cross-border restructurings, distressed refinancings and intercreditor agreement disputes. He represents borrowers, directors, shareholders and sponsors, banks, credit funds and bondholders, as well as pension trustees, liquidators, receivers and administrators. Adam has experience advising clients across the capital structure, including advising on restructuring situations involving large pension deficits. Adam has been recognized as one of the leading restructuring lawyers in the United Kingdom for more than 15 years by Chambers, where he is described as a lawyer who is “very determined” and “highly intelligent” and who “stands in his client’s corner and helps find a solution to problems.”

Recent non-confidential experience prior to Simpson Thacher includes representing:

  • Arcadia Group in connection with its multiple CVAs, pensions liability restructuring, subsequent administration and disposals;
  • Steinhoff Europe on the structuring and implementation of return of value to its creditors owed approximately €7 billion;
  • RCF lenders to Virgin Atlantic in light of the consequences of COVID-19 culminating in the first use of the new U.K. restructuring plan;
  • Lenders to certain Intu Group propcos owed approximately £2 billion in response to the impact of COVID-19 on landlords to U.K. retailers;
  • Getronics group on various matters across 27 countries leading up to its financial restructuring and sale;
  • The court-appointed special managers and liquidator to certain Carillion group companies;
  • The pension trustee as largest creditor to the Interserve group;
  • Monarch Airlines on its restructuring;
  • CMBS lenders to Toys-R-Us;
  • House of Fraser on its sale to Sports Direct; and
  • Esken Group on its acquisition of Stobart Air, refinancing and equity raise during COVID-19.

Adam is an active participant in the international restructuring community, and is a member of the International Insolvency Institute, American Bankruptcy Institute, Institute for Turnaround (IFT), as well as the New York Bar Association. A recognized leading practitioner, Adam has been included in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” list, and named “Legal Advisor of the Year” by the IFT.

Adam received his law degree and post-graduate diploma from the University of Huddersfield. He is admitted to practice in England and Wales, and New York.

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