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Rupert Cheetham is a member of the Banking & Financial Services practice in Greenberg Traurig's London office. He has a broad practice involving restructuring and insolvency, leveraged finance and general banking. Rupert acts for banks, funds and other financial institutions, as well as sponsors, corporates and directors.


  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Loans and credit facilities
  • Acquisition finance
  • Private equity
  • Capital markets
  • Derivatives



  • Advised a private equity firm in relation to the acquisition of the management rights of certain private equity funds previously managed by Abraaj.°
  • Acted for the senior creditors in the restructuring of a US$750m borrowing base facility for Aegean.°
  • Acted for Sea Trucks Group Limited in its c.US$575m financial restructuring.°
  • Acted for the senior creditors in relation to the potential enforcement of a secured term loan facility for an English premier league football club.°
  • Acted for Metinvest in relation to its c.US$2.3bn financial restructuring involving four pre-export bank debt facilities and three series of notes.°
  • Acted for the security agent in relation to the collection of c.US$700m secured receivables of the OW Bunker group, the insolvent global shipping fuel oil trading business.°
  • Acted for a strategic investor in the financial restructuring of BorsodChem.°
  • Advised a lending syndicate on security enforcement options in relation to loan facilities for a Polish steel manufacturer.°
  • Advised a distressed debt investor in relation to its proposed investment in various loan facilities for a student housing group in administration.°
  • Advised a security agent/facility agent in respect of a debt sale and partial disposal programme in relation to a PIK facility for a group of portfolio companies involved in the health technology sector.°
  • Acted for a leading UK washroom services and office facilities group in relation to a c.£950m financial restructuring.°
  • Acted for a co-ordinating committee of junior lenders on a c.£1.4bn restructuring of Barchester Healthcare.°
  • Acted for a swap provider on a c.£800m restructuring of National Car Parks.°
  • Acted for the co-ordinating committee of second lien creditors on a c.€4.1bn restructuring of eircom.°
  • Acted for the security agent on a c.€1.8bn restructuring of WIND Hellas.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Cheetham prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Insolvency Lawyers Association


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Monash University
  • England and Wales
  • Victoria, Australia