Georgina Peters Called to the Bar 2005

Georgina’s practice focuses on banking and finance litigation, insolvency/restructuring and company law.  She is described in the directories as “exceptionally clever”, “excellent”, “supremely intelligent”, “excellent technically”, “very confident” and “receives extensive praise”.

In the banking context, she is experienced in complex and high-value disputes concerning, in particular, ISDA-governed derivatives, as well as CMBS securitisation transactions and corporate bond issuances.  Her current or recent clients include: UBS, Deutsche Bank, Citibank, LBI hf, Goldman Sachs and an Arena Investors LP affiliate.

Georgina has also appeared in significant litigation arising out of a number of major bank and financial services company collapses, giving rise to previously untested conflict of laws issues.  These include the Supreme Court proceedings in Heritable Bank v Landsbanki and the Commercial Court dispute in LBI v Rabobank International, in relation to a debt of some €70m.

In the restructuring context, Georgina has appeared in hearings to convene/sanction a number of high-value schemes of arrangement concerning foreign companies and the Judgments Regulation (which include: Deutsche Annington, a rescheduling of some €4bn of debt; PHS Group plc, a rescheduling of over £940m of debt; European Safety Vehicle Spain 1, a rescheduling of over €350m of debt; EnQuest plc, a rescheduling of over $700m of debt; Nyrstar, a restructuring of over €900m of debt).

Georgina is ranked in the legal directories (Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal) for Banking & Finance and Restructuring/Insolvency.  She is recommended as doing “an extraordinary job” and being “excellent. In big cases that are very paper-heavy and technical, she’ll get on top of the detail very quickly. She produces very fine documents and is very good with the clients.”

Clients find her to be: “very confident when she gives advice and has always thoroughly considered the points;” “very good at turning things around very quickly and prepared to roll her sleeves up;” “you can always be confident she is giving the client and the case everything she has;” and very bright and hard-working, and provides very commercial, useful advice”.

In 2011, Georgina was seconded to the Financial Institutions Disputes Group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP for six months.

Georgina is a fluent French speaker, capable of functioning in a legal environment.  She has been instructed in several cases requiring legal French comprehension.  From 2004 to 2006, Georgina worked at the European Court of Justice, drafting complex legal documents in French, and at the leading French law firm JeantetAssociés.

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