Overview

Sue Moore helps clients by applying her vast experience in advising on all aspects of financial distress, cross-border and domestic restructurings, corporate insolvencies and insolvency litigation. She acts for debtors, insolvency office holders, boards of directors, banks, funds, financial advisers, corporate trustees and other stakeholders.

Sue has led teams dealing with many high-profile restructurings and insolvencies. In so doing, she has been responsible for devising, negotiating and implementing restructuring solutions in a wide range of matters across different jurisdictions and sectors, often involving large numbers of stakeholders. She also deals with significant litigation in the U.K. and other jurisdictions arising in connection with restructurings and insolvencies.

Her experience spans numerous jurisdictions: the sun does not set on the geography of Sue’s experience advising on issues arising from financial distress, insolvency and restructuring in the United Kingdom, Europe, various off-shore jurisdictions, Asia and North America. Her practice also crosses many sectors. She has dealt with notable restructurings and insolvencies in the automotive, financial services, energy, retail, manufacturing, shipping, rail and aviation industries.

Sue’s notable cases include the administration of Toys R Us; the litigation arising out of the BVI liquidation of former part-owner of the Aman Hotels group, Peak Hotels and Resorts Limited; the award-winning restructuring of PRC group; Winsway Enterprises Limited through parallel Hong Kong and BVI schemes of arrangement; acting for the (former) administrators of the Angel group of companies; the major scheme of arrangement in respect of AI Scheme Limited to implement a consumer redress exercise; the restructuring and later administration of Monarch Airlines; the BHS CVA and administration; the pre-packs of the RSM Tenon Group and Thomson Directories Limited; the restructuring of the Co-op Bank; the Lehman collapse; and the restructurings of KCA Deutag, Federal Mogul, Global Crossing and Cambridge Gas Transport. She has also dealt with the PPP administration of Metronet and a number of restructurings in the shipping sector including the Korean rehabilitation proceedings (and associated English litigation) in respect of Pan Ocean Co. Limited.

She is recognized as a leading individual in the Legal 500 as well as a market-leader in the restructuring and insolvency field in the International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, and is a former member of the Insolvency Rules Committee, a body that gives recommendations to the U.K. Lord Chancellor in connection with secondary insolvency legislation.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Education

College of Law
LPC with commendation (1993)

University of Nottingham
BSc (Joint Honours) in Chemistry and Industrial Economics, 2:1 (1991)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • U.K. Insolvency Rules Committee, 2013-16
  • U.K. Insolvency Lawyers Association
  • R3, the trade association for the U.K.'s insolvency and restructuring professionals
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Invited by U.K. judiciary to be part of 2020 informal working group to re-write Practice Direction on Schemes of Arrangement and the new Restructuring Plan

Honors

  • Leading Individual in Legal 500, 2021
  • International Who's Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, 2014-present
  • Featured in Global Restructuring Review’s Women in Restructuring, 2017, 2019
  • The Lawyer's Hot 100, 2016
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