Helena Clarke is a director in the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group in London. Helena has 10 years of experience in the restructuring and insolvency sector, working across default and enforcement, solvent and insolvent restructurings and technical cross-border insolvencies.

Helena advises directors of distressed companies and turnaround directors, together with financial institutions, creditors and other stakeholders, as they navigate their way through distress, including defaulting loans, cash flow squeezes, administration, liquidation or receiverships.

Helena’s practice also includes various types of financing, including litigation finance, fund finance and art-lending.

Helena has been recognised by INSOL International as a rising star in its young practitioner spotlight.

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  • Advising a television production company on the appointment of administrators and a pre-packaged sale of business assets.
  • Advising a leading high-street retailer on implementation of a company voluntary arrangement (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 an art-lending client on matters of English-law security and enforcement strategy.
  • Advising a Bermudan-incorporated company in Chapter 11 proceedings in respect of a wind-down of an English subsidiary and the recognition of its foreign representative under the cross-border insolvency regulations in the UK.
  • Advising administrators, liquidators and receivers on the disposal of assets and other aspects relating to their appointment.
  • Advising lenders on fund financings, including capital call, NAV and hybrid structures.
  • Advising lenders on security packages and enforcement strategies.
  • Advising lenders on providing litigation funding to distressed borrowers.
  • Advising art-lending clients on providing finance secured over art and collectibles.


  • University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, M.A., 2007


  • England and Wales, 2012

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