Edoardo Lupi Called to the Bar 2015

Edoardo joined South Square as a tenant in 2016. He specialises in domestic and cross-border insolvency/restructuring, commercial litigation, offshore work, banking and financial services and company law.

Edoardo has acted in relation to a number of recent high-profile insolvencies and restructurings. He was instructed to advise the administrators of House of Fraser (with Adam Al Attar), and on applications relating to the Carillion Group. He is currently instructed by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in one of the Waterfall applications. He recently advised on a CVA relating to the Gaucho Group (with Adam Al Attar), which led to its successful exit from administration.

Edoardo also regularly appears as sole counsel in the High Court and in the County Court on a variety of matters. Significant cases he has acted in as sole counsel include Re A & M Access Ltd [2017] EWHC 2756 (Ch) on s. 236 of the Insolvency Act, and Boulton v Queen Margaret’s School, York Ltd [2018] 10 WLUK 490, a successful appeal relating to the unreasonable refusal of offers to pay under s. 271(3) of the Insolvency Act. He regularly appears in applications for strike-out/summary judgment and on injunctions.

Edoardo has a developing offshore practice. In 2018, he was seconded to Mourant Ozannes in the Cayman Islands. Since then he has been led in a number of significant cases in that jurisdiction including Herald Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation) on the entitlement to statutory interest (led by Tom Smith QC), and in ongoing s. 238 fair value proceedings in Re Nord Anglia Education Inc. (led by Robert Levy QC). He is also instructed in relation to an ongoing judicial review claim in Anguilla (led by Martin Pascoe QC).

Prior to joining chambers, Edoardo gained valuable experience working on the reorganisation of a major bank at McKinsey in Milan, in the Economic Crimes and Governance Division at the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore, and at a major law firm in the City. He also marshalled for Mr Justice Dingemans in the High Court.

Edoardo graduated from Oxford University with a Congratulatory First Class degree in Classics, obtaining the second highest mark in his year.

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