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Emma Riddle


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Emma Riddle is a partner in our international Finance practice, specialising in restructuring and insolvency. Emma joined CMS in 2010 and relocated to Rio in 2015.

Emma has experience acting for creditors, debtors and other stakeholders in distressed situations. In recent years, Emma has focused on distress in the energy sector, working on a wide range of transactions in Europe, Brazil, the Middle East and West Africa. 

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Relevant experience

  • OSX Group, part of Eike Batista’s X Group, on the restructuring of c USD 2bn financial indebtedness.
  • Premier Oil on financial aspects of the Sea Lion project in the Falklands Islands.
  • Premier Oil on the solvent restructuring of its interest in the Solan oil field and associated financing.
  • UK Noreco companies on issues arising from the restructuring of Norwegian bond indebtedness.
  • International oil independent on security and insolvency issues in relation to its Middle Eastern interests.
  • Project finance lenders on the restructuring of indebtedness to protect from bank insolvency risk.
  • Counterparties on the insolvency of a European power plant.
  • An international energy and mining company on the insolvency of an electricity distributor.
  • A construction company on the insolvency of its joint venture party.
  • An oil refinery on the insolvency of OW Bunker.
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  • 1999 - BA (Hons), St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Oxford
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Mr Justice Za­car­oli has handed down his judg­ment in Hur­ricane En­ergy plc [2021] EWHC 1759 (Ch).     Sum­mary The Court de­clined to ap­prove the cross-class cram down of Hur­ricane’s share­hold­ers...
Re­gis CVA re­voked but Court rules against all but one of land­lords’ grounds...
Mr Justice Za­car­oli has handed down his judg­ment in Car­ro­way Guild­ford (Nom­in­ee A) Lim­ited and 18 oth­ers and (1) Re­gis UK Lim­ited, (2) Ed­ward Wil­li­ams (as Joint Su­per­visor of Re­gis UK Ltd) and (3) Christine...
Cov­id-19: Help for busi­nesses
The Gov­ern­ment has im­ple­men­ted cer­tain meas­ures to ease the li­quid­ity pres­sures stem­ming from the Cov­id-19 out­break. These meas­ures, in­clud­ing the new pro­grammes for debt and wage sup­port, are amongst...
Help for busi­nesses in dis­tress due to COV­ID-19
The Gov­ern­ment and Bank of Eng­land have an­nounced a num­ber of schemes and meas­ures to sup­port busi­ness dur­ing the “Cov­id-19 shock”. The de­tails are be­ing de­veloped but what is known so far is sum­mar­ised...
Oil & Gas: Pro­tect­ing your po­s­i­tion in a fall­ing mar­ket
With the head­lines on the front page of yes­ter­day’s Fin­an­cial Times pre­dict­ing an “oil price war” and Brent diving to US$31/bbl at just after 4am UK time on Monday, oil com­pan­ies and con­tract­ors...
In­fra­struc­ture Fin­ance Re­view
On 13 March 2019, HM Treas­ury and the In­fra­struc­ture and Pro­jects Au­thor­ity, pub­lished a con­sulta­tion to kick-start the “In­fra­struc­ture Fin­ance Re­view” (the “Con­sulta­tion”) to as­sess the fu­ture...
Days of fu­ture past: the re­in­tro­duc­tion of Crown Pref­er­ence
HM­RC has launched a con­sulta­tion on new le­gis­la­tion that will re­store (and im­prove) its status as a sec­ond­ary pref­er­en­tial cred­it­or for cer­tain tax debts in busi­ness in­solv­en­cies (the “Con­sulta­tion”)...
CMS re­cog­nised in Lat­in Law­yer 250
CMS has for the first time been lis­ted in the Lat­in Law­yer 250, the dir­ect­ory of Lat­in Amer­ica's lead­ing law firms. As Lat­in Law­yer writes, "CMS is new to the in­ter­na­tion­al chapter this year, ad­mit­ted...
CMS com­pletes OSX3 bond re­struc­tur­ing
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