Advising organisations and lenders across the UK

The restructuring & insolvency team at Harper Macleod combines technical excellence with service delivery of the highest standard to businesses and lenders in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK. 

We have a wealth of knowledge in banking and finance transactions, property, debt and equity restructurings and insolvency processes.

Lenders and borrowers seek our advice to help them with a wide range of impaired asset solutions, including equity restructuring, property participation, security enhancement and security realisation.

Our approach is to work in partnership with our clients to develop and implement solutions through proactive discussion, innovative strategic analysis and robust, effective advice.

Where rescue, turnaround and restructuring is not possible, we advise on the duties and obligations of those in insolvency.

Creditors, whether secured or unsecured, need advice on securing and maximising their recovery from customers facing insolvency. Insolvency practitioners have a need for advice geared towards maximising the return to creditors.

We were named Regional Firm of the Year at the UK Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2014.

Between them, our lead Partners have more than 50 years’ experience in large scale restructuring and insolvency assignments, and are among the UK's leading practitioners.

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Why choose us?

Our lead Partners have more than 50 years’ experience in large scale restructuring and insolvency assignments, and are among the leading practitioners in this area. We deliver pragmatic, commercial advice, based on detailed understanding across industry sectors to enable our clients to achieve the best results. We also work closely with other professionals throughout the UK on significant cross-border matters.

We provide advice on restructuring and insolvency related matters to clients including: 

  • Banks
  • Company directors
  • Distressed companies
  • Financially distressed individuals
  • Insolvency practitioners
  • Landlords
  • Secured and unsecured creditors

Key services

We are experienced in advising in the following areas: 

  • Administrations
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA)
  • Debt recovery processes
  • Debt rescheduling and refinancing
  • Directors' duties
  • Distressed debt trading and non performing loans
  • Distressed M&A
  • Distressed real estate lending and impaired asset solutions
  • Equity and property participation
  • Equity and property restructuring
  • Formal insolvency processes and office holders conduct
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Insolvent assets and business sales and purchases
  • Lender exit strategies
  • Liquidations
  • Pre packaged solutions and disposals
  • Receiverships
  • Security enhancement and realisation

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