Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas

Partner Financial Restructuring, European Offices
Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas is a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Restructuring practice. Mr. Thomas is an expert on all aspects of corporate restructuring as well as insolvency and finance. He has domestic and international experience spanning an array of industries, including aviation, energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, real estate, retail, shipping, and telecommunications.

Mr. Thomas acts for all stakeholders in situations of corporate distress, including debtors, creditors, and directors. His clients include several prominent funds as well as the U.K.’s leading insolvency practitioners including PwC, Deloitte, FTI, KPMG, EY, Duff & Phelps, and Grant Thornton.

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工作经历

Imtech Group*
Advice to this 2,000 employee group of infrastructure, engineering, and construction companies, and PwC as its administrator, in respect of ongoing trading advice and strategies for preserving the businesses.

LifeStyle Care Group*
Acting for Deloitte as administrator in respect of the successful turnaround of a portfolio of 22 care homes with 1,600 beds and debt of over £150 million.

PA Resources*
Working with FTI in respect of advice to an upstream oil and gas group with 16 companies in nine jurisdictions and significant liabilities, including negotiations with bondholders.

Puma Hotels*
Acting for the administrators in respect of the successful restructuring of a £350 million portfolio of 21 hotels.

Asset Trust*
Acting for PwC as administrator of a 19 company real estate investment portfolio and subsequent £100 million disposal.

Euromix*
Advice to PwC as the administrator of this prominent cement business and the pre-pack sale to Lafarge Tarmac.

Broadcrown*
Acting for the administrators of a power generator manufacturer in respect of a pre-pack sale to JCB.

Project Hamburg*
Acting for the secured creditors in respect of an £85 million settlement involving seven loans to 20+ counterparties, including a debt for equity swap.

Climate Energy*
In conjunction with FTI, acting for the Climate Energy Group in relation to advice following the withdrawal of government subsidies in respect of solar panel installation.

Emprise Group PLC*
Acting for the secured creditor in relation to a solvent restructuring of a significant contract cleaning business, including a debt for equity swap.

Project Canal*
Advising a shipping group and its administrators with $350 million of debt secured against five vessels, including an in-court COMI administration application and pre-pack sale.

Prestbury Group*
Acting for KPMG as liquidator of a leisure group that previously held assets of over £350 million.

Project Jewel*
Acting for the senior secured creditor in relation to a superprime London residential asset.

Marlow Hotel*
Advice in respect of a solvent restructuring a £30 million hotel asset, including a debt for equity swap and solvent share acquisition.

Project Sythe*
In conjunction with EY, acting for the secured creditor in relation to a solvent restructure and sale of an equity interest.

Loan sales and acquisitions*
Acting for various acquirers and sellers of debt and security, including providing contingency planning advice.

Retail and CVAs
Acting for various stakeholders in relation to the financial distress of several retailers.

Secondment
Following the global financial crisis, Mr. Thomas was seconded to the restructuring group of a significant international bank.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Mr. Thomas is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and the Turnaround Management Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in March 2019, Mr. Thomas had been a partner at Addleshaw Goddard LLP since 2013.

Recognition

Mr. Thomas was recommended by The Legal 500 in 2018, where he was described as “very likeable and approachable ... well connected and respected.” He has also been named a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.

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Education

Legal Practice Course, 2002
College of Law, Chester
LL.B., 2000
University of Liverpool

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