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Julian Turner


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

Julian is a Consultant in the Finance Group at CMS London.  Julian specialises in non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters and advises corporates, lenders, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders on a broad range of issues, often with a cross border element. He has undertaken transactions across a range of sectors.

Julian has banking and financial services experience, acting on transactions for both lenders and borrowers, providing structuring advice on complex finance transactions.   Julian is experienced in providing enforcement strategy advice to lenders, in particular to growth, fintech and technology and media companies.  

Julian has also acted on a number of schemes of arrangement, in particular in the financial services and insurance sectors.

Julian has Middle East experience having lived and work for three years in Abu Dhabi.

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"The ‘practical and commercial’ Julian Turner is also recommended."

Legal 500, 2016

Relevant experience

  • Bank of Ireland and Royal Bank of Scotland on a facility to a leading music publisher, including detailed enforcement strategy advice.
  • Providing enforcement strategy advice to a leading fintech investor on a number of complex transactions.
  • The FCA on schemes of arrangement proposed by regulated entities.
  • The administrators of MMP Financial Limited.
  • On a number of distressed shopping centre situations.
  • On distressed situations in the education sector. 
  • Pension scheme trustees on distressed employer situations.
  • BAE on the funding and subsequent administration of Brimar Limited, a key supplier to the business.
  • Acting for Dan Schwarzmann of PricewaterhouseCoopers as administrator of Folksam International Insurance Company (UK) Limited including the implementation of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Vodafone UK Limited on the solvent liquidation of Mobile by Sainsbury's Limited.
  • CityFibre Holdings Limited on the acquisition of the business and assets of H2O Networks Limited acting by its administrators and its subsequent fundraisings.
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank on the US$100m refinancing of a luxury resort in the Maldives.
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  • 1993 - MA, Robinson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge
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  • Member, R3.
  • Member, ILA Technical Committee.
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  • 2019 – Debenhams CVA - Journal of International Banking and Financial Review
  • 2019 – Directors’ Duties and Insolvency - Journal of International Banking and Financial Review  
  • 2015 - Restructuring Bonds: Legal Issues Under English Law - The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery and Insolvency 
  • 2013 - Schemes of Arrangement for Foreign Companies – The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery and Insolvency 
  • 2012 - Schemes of Arrangement for Foreign Companies – The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery and Insolvency 
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13 October 2020
A new op­tion for fin­an­cially dis­tressed com­pan­ies: the new re­struc­tur­ing...
For many years, a fin­an­cially dis­tressed com­pany un­able to agree a con­sen­su­al re­struc­tur­ing with its key cred­it­ors had only two form­al op­tions avail­able to it un­der Eng­lish law as part of seek­ing to...
17 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to coronavir­us re­lated loan morator­i­ums
As the COV­ID-19 out­break con­tin­ues to spread across the globe, gov­ern­ments and banks in many jur­is­dic­tions have in­tro­duced ex­traordin­ary meas­ures to al­le­vi­ate the fin­an­cial and eco­nom­ic im­pact of the...
30 November 2020
The re­turn of Crown pref­er­ence from 1 Decem­ber 2020
What are the new pro­vi­sions? For al­most 20 years, the Crown has been an un­se­cured non-pref­er­en­tial cred­it­or in re­spect of all sums ow­ing to it. However, in re­spect of cer­tain in­solv­ency pro­cesses where...
17 September 2020
New Re­struc­tur­ing Tools
With the threat of COV­ID-19 to busi­nesses, the UK Gov­ern­ment has in­tro­duced new re­struc­tur­ing meas­ures, hav­ing con­sul­ted on vari­ous op­tions for sev­er­al years. The ac­cel­er­ated in­tro­duc­tion of new re­gimes...
28 September 2020
Changes to Coronavir­us Pro­vi­sions un­der the Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance...
The UK Gov­ern­ment has is­sued sec­ond­ary le­gis­la­tion ex­tend­ing the peri­od of ap­plic­ab­il­ity of cer­tain tem­por­ary pro­vi­sions of the Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Act 2020 (“CIGA”). The Cor­por­ate...
23 June 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - Sum­mer Edi­tion 2020
Back to main page Wel­come to the sum­mer edi­tion of our In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest, a bi-an­nu­al pub­lic­a­tion fea­tur­ing ana­lys­is and com­ment­ary on the key trends cur­rently shap­ing the glob­al dis­pute res­ol­u­tion...
01 July 2020
Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Act 2020
In­tro­duc­tion On 20 May 2020, the UK Gov­ern­ment pub­lished the Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Bill (the “Bill”).  The Bill was pub­lished in re­sponse to Cov­id-19 with a view to as­sist­ing com­pan­ies...
7 November 2018
CMS tri­umphs at TRI Awards 2018
CMS has been awar­ded ‘In­solv­ency Law Firm of the Year’ at the pres­ti­gi­ous Turn­around, Re­struc­tur­ing & In­solv­ency (TRI) Awards, held on 6 Novem­ber in Lon­don. The CMS team was re­cog­nised for its leg­al...
21 May 2020
Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Bill 2020
In­tro­duc­tion On 28 March 2020, the UK Gov­ern­ment an­nounced up­com­ing in­solv­ency law re­forms in re­sponse to Cov­id-19, in­ten­ded to help com­pan­ies and dir­ect­ors. On 23 April 2020, the UK Gov­ern­ment an­nounced...
5 September 2018
Why lend­ing to a mu­sic pub­lish­er is sound busi­ness
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24 April 2020
Crypto­cur­rency = prop­erty= leg­al pro­tec­tion
The UK Jur­is­dic­tion Taskforce’s Leg­al State­ment on the Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Con­tracts is prov­ing to be in­flu­en­tial both do­mest­ic­ally and in­ter­na­tion­ally for its ana­lys­is of the leg­al status...
19 July 2018
Com­pany Vol­un­tary Ar­range­ments: An Over­view
Mar­tin Brown, Part­ner in our Re­struc­tur­ing & In­solv­ency Group, provides an over­view of CVAs as the pro­ced­ure that is cur­rently in vogue in the UK for cer­tain dis­tressed busi­nesses, not­ably re­tail­ers and...