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Timea Scholey


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, Hungarian, German, French

Timea Scholey is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency team, with significant experience in both cross-border and UK restructurings, insolvencies and work-outs, representing a variety of stakeholders, including institutional lenders, hedge funds, bondholders, creditor committees, pension trustees and borrowers.

Timea provides strategic advice relating to UK and cross-border contingency planning, enforcement, accelerated solvent and insolvent sales of businesses in distressed situations. She has a particular interest in the retail, travel & leisure and energy sectors. She has also extensively advised in relation to restructuring issues for pension schemes.

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Relevant experience

  • Virgin Atlantic - advised a significant creditor on all stages of the ground-breaking and complex Virgin Atlantic Airways restructuring which involved the first ever use of a Restructuring Plan under the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020.
  • Listed car retailer - advised the senior lenders on the £250m RCF they had made available to a listed national car retailer which encountered financial and regulatory difficulties.
  • NMCN plc – advised construction company Galliford Try as purchaser of the NMCN water business by way of a pre-packaged administration.
  • Oasis and Warehouse - advised the board on the group’s contingency planning and entry into administration and subsequently Deloitte (now Teneo) as the administrators on asset sales out of administration and various issues arising as part of the administration. 
  • Travel group – advised on the consensual restructuring of a travel group’s debt and security, including also a significant new money injection.
  • DTEK – advised the senior lenders in relation to the long term restructuring of c. USD 1.2bn debt of Ukrainian energy group DTEK.
  • House of Fraser – advised the trustees of the pension scheme as part of the House of Fraser group’s restructuring, involving a company voluntary arrangement and schemes of arrangement.
  • MeteoGroup – advised the international weather services provider, on its accelerated sale to a Swiss investment company.
  • Fairfield Energy Group - advised the Fairfield Group in relation to restructuring of USD 1.5bn debt and related oil and gas matters. 
  • King & Wood Mallesons LLP – advised the firm and subsequently, its administrators.
  • Glitnir and Landsbanki – advised the bondholder committees on the restructuring and wind-down of the collapsed Icelandic banks Glitnir and Landsbanki.
  • Employers and trustees of defined benefit pension schemes - advised on various asset backed funding arrangements, escrow-type mechanics and other finance and security issues.
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  • 2010 – Legal Practice Course, University of Law, London
  • 2009 – BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford, Oxford
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