AREA OF PRACTICE

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Biography

Charlotte Møller is a Partner in the Firm's Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. Charlotte’s practice includes advising in the restructuring of defaulting facilities, enforcement of security, advice to chief restructuring officers and directors of distressed companies more generally and also insolvency practitioners. She has detailed knowledge of the UK Special Administration regime and has recently worked on several cross-border restructurings, primarily in the shipping, airline, energy, and natural resources industries. She also represents clients regarding the enforcement of security over UK assets, particularly in the context of the sale and purchase of non-performing loan portfolios.

Charlotte is listed as Highly Regarded in the 2020 IFLR1000 for UK Restructuring, and was described as "excellent" by three separate clients in the 2017 IFLR1000

Charlotte is ranked in Chambers UK for Restructuring/Insolvency, where she is described as "particularly adept at advising on matters concerning the energy, finance and shipping sectors." She has previously been described by the publication as "superb" and "technically brilliant and highly intellectual."

Charlotte is listed in the Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers 2020 guide. She was selected to the 2015 London Super Lawyers list.

Charlotte is a Fellow of INSOL International and a member of the International Insolvency Institute (III) and The Institute for Turnaround (The IFT).

Awards

Representation

In recent years, Charlotte has worked on the following matters:

Advising administrators, liquidators and receivers on the disposal of assets and over aspects relating to their appointment.

Advising lenders and borrowers in respect of new lend finance and security packages.

Conducting security reviews for secured lenders and providing advice on both the refinancing of existing facilities and enforcement strategies.

Advising turn around directors and chief restructuring officers on issues of corporate governance and the legal aspects of financial and operational restructurings.

Advising distressed companies and their directors of their options and obligations.

Advising corporate trustees, servicers, financial institutions, pension trustees, and companies on financial restructurings.

Funds

Acting for a US-based fund on the restructuring of an existing loan.

Advising on the restructuring of a loan secured via an English holdco structure over assets in Bosnia for a Europe based fund client.

Acting for a Bahamian based fund in respect of the administration of a UK investment and the restructuring of certain parts of its business.

Acting in respect of special situations purchasers in respect to NPL transactions.

Acting for several litigation funding funds on documenting precedents and specific deals.

Debtor side/Turnaround director work

Acting for Toisa Ltd (2018/9): a Bermuda incorporated company in Chapter 11 in the US, in respect of the wind down of its English subsidiary and the recognition of its foreign representative under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations in the UK (which has led to new English case law in this area).

Acting for directors of SPV established as part of Plan B contingency plan in respect of Interserve.

Acting for a European media company on the insolvency aspects of its restructuring including a COMI analysis and significant advice on directors’ duties.

Acting for the saviour sibling company and its director in respect of the RAA in relation to the British Steel Pension Scheme.

Acting for the turnaround directors of several Lehman companies which did not enter formal insolvency proceedings.

Acting for the CAA in 2014, 2016, and 2017 in respect of the restructuring and eventual failure of Monarch and the repatriation of over 100,000 passengers stranded by the airline’s and travel group’s collapse.

Acting for the Jersey liquidator of a Lehman holding company in respect of the restructuring and rationalisation of a sub-group of companies.

Acting for administrators from Deloitte on the administration, pre-pack, and para 71 application in respect of Bernard Matthews.

Acting for the receiver of certain assets (including oil at Coryton and receivables) of Petroplus Marketing AG.

Acting for the special administrators of WorldSpreads, an online spreading betting company.

Acting for the secured lender and administrators of Pioneer Point (a large construction project that was completed in administration).

Acting for a German seller on the disposal of a loan secured on a significant freehold portfolio, one of the major distressed loan sales of 2017.

Acting for Facility and Security Agents.

Acting for several alternative lenders including family offices.

*Some of the above matters were handled by Charlotte prior to joining Brown Rudnick.

Education

College of Law, Guildford – LPC, 1998
College of Law, Guildford – CPE

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England & Wales

Languages

Danish
English
Publications
Co-author, “Law and Practice,” Chambers Insolvency Global Practice Guide 2020 (November 19, 2020)
Co-author, "HMRC primacy: Out with the old, in with the… older?" Global Restructuring Review (March 2020)
Co-author, "Insolvency of Virtual Currencies – a New Reality?" INSOL International News Update (June 2017)
"Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All," World Bank Group (October 25, 2016)
"Directors’ conduct reports: Changes you need to know," Insolvency News (April 12, 2016)
Co-author, "COMI and get it: international approaches to cross-border insolvencies," Corporate Rescue and Insolvency (December 2015)
Professional Affiliations
Fellow, INSOL International
Member, International Insolvency Institute
Member, The Institute for Turnaround
Awards and Honors
Ranked in Chambers UK for Restructuring/Insolvency (2020-2021). She is described as “superb" and "particularly adept at advising on matters concerning the energy, finance and shipping sectors."
Listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer (2020).
Listed as Highly Regarded in the IFLR1000 UK 2020 for Restructuring and Insolvency.
Selected to the London Super Lawyers list (2015).
Recognized by The Legal 500 UK as a Recommended Lawyer for Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency.
Recognized by Chambers UK as "technically brilliant and highly intellectual" (2014).