"Douglas Hawthorn has extensive insolvency experience and knowledge."
Legal 500 2020
"Douglas Hawthorn is admired for his 'balanced and commercial advice'".
Legal 500 2017
Douglas is a Partner in the Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency team.
Previously with Travers Smith LLP, 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.
Advising key stakeholders in respect of a prospective building society administration and an investment bank administration
Advising a private bank on its managed wind-down
Advising a listed mining company with various global interests on its debt facilities and on its subsequent administration
Advising certain investors in a prominent retailer on its accelerated buy-out and recapitalisation
Advising a Dutch company on its contemplated scheme of arrangement under English law
Advising office-holders in respect of numerous retail and leisure sector insolvencies
Advising a manufacturing business on refinancing and its subsequent disposal by its investors
Acting for numerous private equity houses, investee companies and directors in relation to debt and equity restructurings