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Kevin Pullen

Partner

Kevin is Partner in the restructuring and insolvency group at Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Experience

Kevin is a Partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' Finance Division, practicing in the London office. He has gained extensive experience working on major restructuring and insolvency matters across Europe and Asia for over 20 years.

He advises debtors, creditors and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of debt restructuring and insolvency. He has particular expertise in assisting companies and all forms of schemes of arrangement and company voluntary arrangements. 

Kevin is regularly singled out in Legal 500 and Chambers as an outstanding practitioner. 

Kevin is a partner in the restructuring and insolvency group. The Group has a strong reputation advising companies in connection with complex restructuring and insolvency mandates.  The Group has significant experience for working on cross border deals and a particular expertise in the oil and gas (including reserve bond lending space), mining and the restructuring of major projects including PPP and PFI projects.  Legal 500 2016 has noted Kevin particular as "excellent" as he led on very complex involvencies and scheme of arrangements.

Kevin Pullen is singled out by sources for his "incisiveness on restructuring law," which inspires confidence in his clients. He is recognised as a practitioner who is willing to "take the weight onto his shoulders" in a transaction. He acts for debtors, creditors and insolvency practitioners in a variety of domestic and international situations. Chambers 2015

Kevin Pullen is praised for being "very strong technically, a deep legal thinker who is prepared to break new ground and do things differently." He is regularly part of teams advising on highlight mandates, and was key partner on the JJB administration. Chambers UK 2014

Kevin has advised:

  • Ernst & Young on the administration of all of telecommunications equipment provider Nortel’s EMEA entities, involving 34 jurisdictions and which includes over US$7.5 billion of M&A divestments
  • hibu plc (formally Yell) on its £4 billion debt restructuring in 2009 and its £2.3 billion debt restructuring in 2012
  • Findus Group in connection with the restructuring of its senior and mezzanine debt
  • CPP Plc in connection with its Financial Conduct Authority approved scheme of arrangement to settle potential liability to 7 million customers in relation to the mis-selling of insurance and identity protection products
  • Transport for London and London Underground in relation to the PPP administration of Metronet Rail (the companies responsible for maintaining and upgrading the infrastructure for the London underground network)