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Sian Aitken

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh
EH1 2EN
United Kingdom
Languages English

Siân Aitken is a partner in the Corporate Recovery team, advising insolvency practitioners, banks and corporates on restructurings, risk management, directors’ duties and all aspects of insolvency. She has advised on many of the most significant insolvency and restructuring deals in Scotland over the past decade.

Siân is one of the few solicitors in Scotland to have passed the Joint Insolvency Examinations, a legal, accounting and practical exam recognised by the various accounting and legal regulated professional bodies, which tests the knowledge and skills used by insolvency practitioners in their working lives. She now sits on the national committee which sets the UK wide exams and moderates the Scottish liquidations paper, which focuses on both solvent and insolvent winding-up.

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Relevant experience

  • The administrators of Tullis Russell Papermakers Limited
  • The administrators of Maclay Inns Limited
  • Major UK clearing bank on the insolvency of BVI and Gibraltar registered group of c30 companies and subsequently the Administrators thereof in relation to the management and realisation of an extensive portfolio of portfolios.
  • Major UK clearing bank and proposed administrators in relation to the pre-packed sales of a portfolio of hotels and bar/restaurants to numerous purchasers.
  • Administrators of premier league football club, including on a CVA and subsequent sale of the club.  
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Education

  • 2007 - JIEB, Insolvency Examination
  • 2001 - Law, Dip LP, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
  • 2000 - Law, LLB Hons, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
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Publications

  • Don't Gamble on Getting Goods Back, The Scotsman 
  • CA Magazine
  • Restructuring & Insolvency, Getting the Deal Through
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16/11/2018
For­tune fa­vours the...Crown
The Chan­cel­lor an­nounced in his budget that the Crown is to be re-in­stated as a pref­er­en­tial cred­it­or in in­solv­ency, re­vers­ing the changes brought in by The En­ter­prise Act 2002.   Those of us who have been prac­ti­cing in the in­solv­ency space for some time will.
21/10/2016
Sand­bags at dawn: ad­min­is­tra­tion of Scot­tish com­pany has pri­or­ity...
The Court of Ses­sion has con­firmed that the ad­min­is­tra­tion in Scot­land of a Scot­tish com­pany will take pri­or­ity over an In­di­an li­quid­a­tion of the same com­pany, re­gard­less of where the com­pany’s busi­ness and as­sets are situ­ated.