Overview

Elaine is a restructuring partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Elaine advises strategic investors, sponsors, insolvency practitioners, turnaround managers, directors, debtors and creditors in all forms of national and international financial restructurings and insolvencies.

Elaine was recognised by Chambers UK (2020), where clients described her as “excellent” and praise her “deep understanding of the space she operates in” and a “strong ability to take commercial arguments and angles, and apply them to the legal framework.” She was further recognised as a leading individual in The Legal 500 UK (2020) for her “deep technical knowledge of the area.” Elaine was also named in the “40 Under 40 2016” list which identifies the world’s leading restructuring specialists aged 40 and under, by The Global Restructuring Review and recognised as one of “The Hot 100 2016” which identifies “the best lawyers in business” for the year, by The Lawyer.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

“Q&A: Bankruptcy & Restructuring“ Roundtable, Financier Worldwide, (December 2016)

Bankruptcy Litigation” Roundtable, Financier Worldwide, (July 2016)

"European Bond Restructurings" Financier Worldwide, (January 2015)

"Exercising Change - CVAs," Practice & Law (October 2014)

"10 Things you need to know about CVAs", Recovery Magazine (Autumn 2014)

"Q&A: Pre-insolvency reorganization and restructuring", Financier Worldwide (March 2014)

Contributor to the "European Debt Restructuring Handbook: Leading Case Studies from the Post-Lehman Cycle" (March 2013)

Seminars

“Current Issues in CVAs”, TRI NextGen London (October 2019)

Panelist at the Debtwire Week conference, “Legal Updates in Restructuring”, London (October 2018)

UK Market Update: Company Voluntary Arrangements”, hosted by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York (May 2018) and London (September 2018)

“European Opportunities Industry Focus: Oil & Gas Market Update” hosted by Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, London (September 2016)

Distressed Investing in the European Energy Sector,” hosted by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York (May 2015) and London (September 2015)

"CVAs - the company's perspective and case study," R3 Property Law for Insolvency Practitioners, London (May 2015)

Mock Trial Scheme of Arrangement Presentation at the Hawkamah Restructuring Turnaround and Insolvency Conference, DIFC Conference Centre, Dubai (March 2015)

Panel discussion at the TMA Deutschland Seminar on International Debt Restructuring - Case Study: ATU Restructuring, Frankfurt (November 2014)   

Presentation at the Alvarez & Marsal Distressed Assets Roundtable meeting, Case Study: ATU Restructuring, Warsaw (October 2014)

Presentation at the European and U.S. Distressed Debt Investor Seminars, European Bond Restructurings, hosted by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, London (September 2014) and New York (October 2014)

Mock Trial Presentation at the Hawkamah Restructuring Turnaround and Insolvency Conference, DIFC Conference Centre, Dubai, (March 2014)

Presentation at the European Distressed Debt Investor Seminar, "Developments in Schemes of Arrangement: Amends and Extends and Schemes of non-English Companies" hosted by Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, London, (September 2013)

Presentation at the European Distressed Debt Investor Seminar, CVAs in the Current Era: Fitness First and Travelodge hosted by Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, London, (September 2012)

Presentation on Petroplus at the US & European Distressed Debt Investor Seminar, hosted by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, (April 2012)

Panelist at the Alvarez & Marsal Distressed Assets Roundtable Warsaw IX meeting, discussing US and English restructuring issues, (November 2011)

Presentation on the European Directories Restructuring to the Turnaround Management Association, Poland hosted by Alvarez and Marsal, (April 2011)

Memberships & Affiliations

The Law Society (England & Wales)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Education

  • The University of Law, London BloomsburyLPC2001
  • University College LondonLL.M.2000
  • University of LeedsLL.B.1999