Alastair Goldrein

alastair-goldrein

Alastair Goldrein

Partner

London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7456 | +44 20 7184 7001


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Alastair Goldrein is a partner is Dechert’s financial services group, advising creditors, sponsors, insolvent companies and insolvency practitioners on all areas of international restructurings, insolvency and corporate rescues. As part of his broader finance practice, he advises parties that are seeking to fund into existing insolvencies and restructurings, or who are interested in acquiring distressed businesses. Mr. Goldrein regularly handles English-law restructuring documents for clients in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China and Hong Kong.

Mr. Goldrein is recognized as a “Key Lawyer” in The Legal 500 UK 2020 for corporate restructuring and insolvency. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Goldrein was counsel at another international law firm.

Education
  • University College London, B.A.
  • The College of Law, LPC
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Experience
  • The Security trustee on the financial restructuring of Senvion and corresponding insolvency proceedings.
  • Etihad in the contemplated restructuring of Air Berlin and the subsequent insolvency proceedings over the various companies of the Air Berlin group.
  • Subordinated bondholders in connection with the restructuring of HSH Nordbank.
  • A bank group in connection with the restructuring of Agrokor d.d.
  • An ad hoc group of noteholders in connection with O1 Properties.
  • A senior bondholder group in connection with the restructuring of The International Bank of Azerbaijan.
  • DBAY Advisors in connection with the acquisition of the Eddie Stobart Group.
  • A bondholder group composed of holders of senior notes issued by Brunswick Rail Finance Limited.
  • An ad hoc committee of noteholders on the financial restructuring and recapitalization of the Bibby Offshore Group.
  • A bondholder group composed of holders of senior notes issued by DTEK Finance plc.
  • BXR Group, as sponsor, in connection with the restructuring of New World Resources, one of Central Europe’s leading hard coal producers.
  • The ad hoc committee of bondholders in connection with the restructuring of Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A., an Italy-based multimedia directories publisher and information search services provider. This matter was named “Restructuring Deal of the Year” by IFLR Europe.
  • The ABI Special Committee of Senior Noteholders in connection with the restructuring of the £2.4 billion bond debt of the Punch Group, a publically listed pub group with 4,000 pubs.
  • Unicredit as Security Agent in connection with the €1.2 billion junior-led debt-for-equity restructuring of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group.
  • ALMC in connection with the restructuring of its holding in Polish telecoms company, Play, and subsequent €310 million disposal of its interests to entities controlled by Novator.
  • A committee of creditors in connection with the restructuring of creditor claims in Kaupthing pursuant to an Icelandic court-approved composition agreement.
  • Credit Suisse in connection with a €60 million super senior revolving credit facility for Santé Partenaires, an investor and manager of private hospitals in France.
  • The coordinating committee of international lenders in connection with the financial restructuring of United Company Rusal.
  • HSBC in its capacity as indenture trustee in connection with the restructuring of multiple dual credit-linked note issuances in Asia with face value over US$1 billion.
Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.
Languages
  • English
  • Hebrew