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 recently advised on a CVA relating to the Gaucho Group (with Adam Al Attar), which led to its successful exit from administration.

In 2019 Edoardo was involved in a number of lengthy commercial trials. He was instructed as junior counsel by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (with Mark Phillips QC and William Willson) in a  Waterfall application concerning the relative ranking of subordinated debts; he was instructed by a number of firms including T. Rowe Price for the Cayman Islands fair value trial in Re Nord Anglia Education Inc (with Richard Millett QC); and was instructed as junior counsel (with Tom Smith QC, James Willan and Henry Phillips) in a 2-week ICC arbitration concerning ownership of a multi-billion dollar private equity fund.

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. He has been led in a number of significant cases in the Cayman Islands including Herald Fund SPC (in Official Liquidation) on the entitlement to statutory interest (led by Tom Smith QC) and Re ACL Asean Tower Holdco Limited (led by Tom Smith QC). He is also instructed in relation to an ongoing judicial review claim in Anguilla (led by Martin Pascoe QC).

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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