Geoff O'Dea is a partner in Baker McKenzie's banking and finance practice group and head of the firm's restructuring and insolvency practice in London. He regularly advises boards, sponsors, special situations funds, creditors, debtors, insolvency practitioners and financial institutions on the insolvency aspects of their regulatory compliance.
Geoff is co-author of a leading textbook on UK schemes of arrangement and has contributed chapters on insolvency to other texts including Expedited Corporate Restructuring in the EU, which were published by the Oxford University Press. He also frequently lectures and participates in guest panels on restructuring matters. In addition to his restructuring work, Geoff advises sponsors, lenders and borrowers on event-driven / acquisition finance and speciality lending matters, particularly involving European Term Loan B, unitranche and bank/bond financings and distressed lending matters.
As a GRR30 law firm, Baker McKenzie is recognised as one the world's leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. Our team in London boasts a wealth of experience across the full panoply of restructuring, rescheduling and refinancing tools, from exchange offers and other liability management techniques, statutory compromise proceedings such as schemes of arrangement and US Chapter 11s or 15s, to advising buyers and sellers of distressed businesses.
Today’s increasingly complex restructuring scenarios often require a team that can coordinate expertise across diverse jurisdictions and multiple practice areas. Baker McKenzie has a full-service legal capability in more countries of relevance than any other law firm. We are uniquely placed to address our clients' local legal, regulatory and practical requirements and have a track record of executing complex cross-border transactions.