John Houghton, Chair of the London Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice, advises creditors, sponsors, insolvent companies, directors and insolvency practitioners on virtually all areas of international restructurings, insolvency, and corporate rescues. He has a substantial experience of restructuring via schemes of arrangement and the new restructuring process.
According to the Chambers UK 2020 Guide, John “is highly competent and skilled, and is able to guide a management team and develop options for them to consider." He also advises parties seeking to fund into existing insolvencies and restructurings as well as parties who are interested in acquiring distressed businesses. The Chambers UK 2019 Guide refers to him as having a “widely respected practice,” and the 2018 Guide highlights John as “well plugged in to the market and well regarded.” The 2017 Guide recognizes him as “a very good operator” and “a popular choice for restructuring and insolvency mandates,” while the 2016 Guide lauds him as “one of the most innovative restructuring lawyers in the market,” who “constantly thinks outside of the box.”
- International restructurings
- Corporate rescues
- Distressed businesses