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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 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 on the UKCS, as well as in Brazil, the Middle East and West Africa. Emma has experience in advising on the rights of bondholders and other stakeholders in securitisation structures and in advising on the insolvency aspects of capital requirements regulation. 

Other experience includes advising on distress in other regulated sectors, including law firm and accountancy firm insolvencies.

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Relevant experience

  • OSX Group, part of Eike Batista’s X Group, on the restructuring of c$2bn financial indebtedness
  • 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
  • Lloyds Bank and the administrators on the insolvency of RSM Tenon plc and the sale of its business to Baker Tilly
  • The administrators of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP on post-appointment issues
  • Ernst & Young on the joint receivers’ appointment to the owners of the Marriott real estate portfolio and the proposed subsequent sale of that portfolio.
  • The lending syndicate to companies in the Barracuda Pub Group on the implementation of a plan to restructure their debt and separate the property and trading groups.
  • A management team of a group in the building sector on the restructuring of its debt and equity.
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  • 1999 - BA Hons, St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, Oxford
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