Biography

Helena Clarke is Counsel in the Firm's Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group. Helena’s transactional experience encompasses default and enforcement, solvent and insolvent restructurings, and technical cross-border insolvencies.

Helena also has experience in various types of financing, including funds finance, litigation, finance, and art lending.

Representation

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

Advising a leading high-street retailer on implementation of a CVA in parallel with an equity reorganisation.

Advising the owners of an international chain of hostels on their mezzanine financing and wider financial reorganisation.

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.

Advising lenders on security packages and enforcement strategies.

Advising lenders on providing litigation funding to distressed borrowers.

Advising art lending clients in providing finance secured over art and collectibles.

Acting for Toisa Ltd: a Bermuda-incorporated company in Chapter 11 proceedings in the US in respect of a wind down of its English subsidiary and the recognition of its foreign representative under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations in the UK.

Acting for the directors of an SPV established as part of a contingency plan in respect of Interserve.

Acting for the Civil Aviation Authority on the collapse of both Thomas Cook and Monarch Airlines and the arrangements for the repatriation of British passengers stranded abroad at the time of the failures.

Advising the liquidator of Jersey-incorporated Lehman entities in respect of the rationalisation and reorganisation of a subgroup of companies.

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

Education

BPP Law School, Holborn – Legal Practice Course, 2006
Cambridge University, Magdalene College – B.A. Law

Bar Admissions

Solicitor, England & Wales