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United Kingdom

Will Gunston

Osborne Clarke


    Will Gunston is a Partner and Head of Restructuring & Insolvency at Osborne Clarke. He specialises in debt and corporate restructurings, contingency planning, and insolvency.

    Will has advised on a significant number of high-profile restructurings and insolvencies including Bonmarché, Carillion, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Everest, Mothercare, Peacocks, Petroplus, Thomas Cook, and Wirecard.

    He advises banks and other financial institutions on debt and corporate restructurings; directors on their duties and responsibilities of companies in financial difficulty; investors on distressed acquisitions and disposals, loan-to-own strategies, and solvent reorganisations; and, insolvency practitioners and other turnaround professionals in restructuring and insolvency related assignments.

    Will’s approach is collaborative and solution-focused. He has advised on a wide range of sectors including hotels and leisure, retail, charities, construction, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and energy. Assignments often involve advising on cross-border issues.

    Will is on the Editorial Board of Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, LexisNexis.

    The Legal 500 highlights Will’s role in advising the liquidators of BHS (retail insolvency with debts of ¬£1.3bn). He was part of the team that advised “at the forefront of the high-profile collapse of Carillion plc”.¬†

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