Cathryn Williams leads the London Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group and has many years of experience in the restructuring arena, particularly in the asset-based lending sector. She acts for banks, financiers, insolvency practitioners, officeholders, corporates and private equity and distressed lenders in all aspects of non-contentious and contentious insolvency, restructuring, fraud and asset recovery.
Cathryn has a wealth of experience in restructuring, formal insolvencies, insolvent business sales and purchases and insolvency litigation. She has worked with businesses in a wide variety of sectors, including retail, manufacturing, technology, removals and logistics, construction, brewing, meat production and distribution, engineering, film and TV production and distribution, DVD, CD and software production and distribution, printing and credit and smart card production. In her career, she has worked on some of the largest and most high-profile failures, including BCCI, Leyland DAF and the Commercial Agents litigation arising out of the failure of Enron.
Clients have praised Cathryn in The Legal 500 UK as “very professional and proactive” and “a first class operator” who provides “quality advice in a professional and practical manner”. Her team is described as providing “excellent service”. Cathryn is also complimented on showing “a deep understanding of asset-based lending as a debt structure”.
Cathryn is a council member of R3 and co-chair of R3’s Education, Conferences and Courses Committee. In addition, she is a CEDR-qualified mediator.