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Philip de Vries is an Associate in the Restructuring & Insolvency team in London.  His practice focuses on all areas of financial and corporate restructuring and insolvency proceedings, both contentious and non-contentious. Philip acts for a diverse range of clients including creditors, debtors, sponsors, funds, office holders and boards of directors, and his work spans both domestic and cross-border matters. Prior to joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in May 2020, Philip was an Associate in the Business Restructuring and Reorganisation team at a US Firm where he had particular experience in the retail and casual dining sectors, including notably with respect to the investigation and challenge of company actions prior to the onset of insolvency.

Practices

Representative Experience

Recent examples of Philip’s representative experience at BCLP include:

  • Acting for Redde Northgate plc, a Premium Main Market listed vehicle rental and services firm, on its acquisition, through a subsidiary, of certain businesses and certain assets of Nationwide Accident Repair Services Limited by way of a pre-packaged administration sale.
  • Acting for the joint administrators of FlyBe Limited, formerly the largest independent regional airline in Europe, on all aspects of the administration.
  • Acting for the board of directors of Le Pain Quotidien on the bakery chain’s options in light of financial challenges brought on by the lockdown of the hospitality sector. This included an accelerated M&A process, which culminated in a pre-packaged administration sale.