AREA OF PRACTICE

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Biography

Charlotte Møller is a partner in Brown Rudnick’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring 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.

Charlotte has detailed knowledge of the UK Special Administration regime and has recently worked on a number of cross border restructurings, primarily in the shipping, airline, energy and natural resources industries.

Charlotte 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 a Fellow of INSOL International and a member of the  International Insolvency Institute.

Charlotte is listed as Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 Global for UK Restructuring and insolvency, 2020, and was described as “excellent” by three separate clients in IFLR 2017.

Charlotte is ranked in Band 6 for Restructuring/Insolvency in Chambers & Partners UK 2020, where she is described as “superb”. She has previously been described by the publication as “technically brilliant and highly intellectual“, and able to “quickly get to the heart of an issue“.

Charlotte was selected to the 2015 London Super Lawyers list.

Awards

Representation

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

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 it’s business

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

Acting for a number of litigation funding funds on documenting precedents and specific deals

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 a number of 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 a number of alternative lenders including family offices

Education

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

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Languages

Danish
Publications
Insolvency of Virtual Currencies – a New Reality?, INSOL International News Update, June 2017
Doing Business 2017 – Equal Opportunities for All, World Bank Group, 25 October 2016
Directors’ conduct reports: Changes you need to know, Insolvency News, 12 April 2016
COMI and get it: international approaches to cross-border insolvencies, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency (V ol. 8, No. 6), December 2015