Ogier's specialist Restructuring and Corporate Recovery team has advised on the global restructuring of Virgin Atlantic.
The Ogier team, led by partner Simon Felton, acted for the airline in relation to a £1.2 billion global restructuring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The team advised on all of the Jersey aspects of the restructuring including the provision of a £170 million loan facility made available by Davidson Kempner European Partners LLP.
The full restructuring plan will see the company undergo a £1.2 billion private only, solvent recapitalisation over a period of approximately 18 months.
The restructuring is thought to have been the first time the High Court of England and Wales sanctioned a restructuring plan pursuant to Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006, a process introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 which came into force on 24 June 2020.