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Tim Lees (He/Him)

Tim Lees (He/Him)


Tim Lees (He/Him)

Tim Lees specialises in high-value, complex, and cross-border restructurings, insolvencies, and special situations.

He advises a wide range of stakeholders, including banks, credit funds, financial sponsors, companies, and directors.

Leveraged & acquisition finance

Knowledge of evolving market terms, trends and legal developments

  • Advising the creditors' committee to NMC Healthcare Ltd on its over USD 7 billion restructuring by way of the first ever administration and deed of company arrangement in Abu Dhabi Global Markets.
  • Advising Codere on its EUR 1.15 billion 2020 restructuring by way of scheme of arrangement, and its EUR 1.2 billion 2021 restructuring by way of consent solicitation.
  • Advising the largest lessor to Virgin Atlantic on the airline's GBP 1.2 billion 2020 financial restructuring by way of the first ever UK restructuring plan.
  • Advising an alternative investment manager, as mezzanine lender, in relation to the financial restructuring and sale of a household name UK hotel group.

News and client work

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Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • University of Nottingham (BA (Hons)) 2009
  • University of Birmingham (G.Dip Legal Studies) 2010
  • BPP (Legal Practice Course) 2011
  • Trainee, White & Case 2011
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, 2013
  • Associate, Clifford Chance 2015
  • Legal Counsel (Secondee), Davidson Kempner 2018
  • Senior Associate, Sidley Austin 2019
  • Senior Associate, Clifford Chance 2020
  • Partner since May 2022

Professional bodies

  • Insolvency Lawyers Association

Awards and citations

  • Rising Star
    IFLR 1000