Georgina Peters

Called to the Bar 2005

Georgina’s practice focuses on banking and finance litigation, insolvency/restructuring and company law.  She is ranked in the legal directories (Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal) for Banking & Finance and Restructuring/Insolvency.

Georgina is recommended in the directories as: “exceptionally clever”; “incredibly quick and intelligent”; “excellent”; “supremely intelligent”; “highly focused and responsive”; “did an extraordinary job”; “accomplished”; “excellent technically”; “very confident”; “crisp in her thinking”; “a brilliant advocate”; “can persuade the most difficult of Judges”; “very commercial”; “very proactive”; “in big cases that are very paper-heavy and technical, she’ll get on top of the detail very quickly”; “produces very fine documents”; “very good at turning things around very quickly”; “prepared to roll her sleeves up”; “provides very commercial, useful advice”; “you can always be confident she is giving the client and the case everything she has”; “very thorough”;  “very eager”; “hard-working”; “always well prepared”; “very good with the clients”; “go-to senior junior”; “spots issues coming down the track”; “has a glowing future ahead of her”.

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 frequently acts for the company or advises on high-value schemes of arrangement (which include: Deutsche Annington, a rescheduling of some €4bn of debt; EnQuest plc, a rescheduling of over $700m of debt; Nyrstar, a restructuring of over €900m of debt; Hertz, a restructuring of over €730m of debt; PGS, a restructuring of over $1bn of debt).  She is noted in the legal directories for “impressing sources with her expert handling of schemes of arrangement”.

Her recent restructuring cases have tended to concern global companies operating in the oil and gas sector, including the Valaris group (US Chapter 11), Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc (US Chapter 11) and the PGS group (UK scheme).

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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