Brett Israel, Partner

Brett is an experienced debt-focused lawyer having worked in the City for over 25 years.

His practice is divided into two discrete, but complementary, parts. His banking and debt finance practice has seen him act on numerous bilateral and syndicated, domestic and cross-border loan deals over the years, variously on the creditor and debtor side including for a number of established bank and non-bank lenders. Alongside this, Brett has extensive corporate restructuring, insolvency and recovery credentials, having worked on many significant corporate collapses including, more recently, Nortel, Lehman, MF Global, Blockbuster and Jessops. Brett has extensive and long-standing contacts with numerous insolvency practitioners operating in London and the South East.

This broad-ranging debt-orientated platform, gained across varied deals, clients, sectors and jurisdictions, and Brett’s proven client-focused and pragmatic approach, enables him to offer a legal service which is rooted in strong technical knowhow combined with a dedicated commercial, can-do focus.

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Brett consistently provides sensible, commercial, practical advice and a first class service underpinned by his extensive knowledge and experience in the commercial and restructuring arena.

Steve Parker, Partner, Opus Restructuring LLP

Experience

  • Advising FRP as administrators of the Lordsbridge Leisure caravan park group
  • Advising the management of the Future People recruitment group on their purchase of the businesses from the administrators
  • Advising Opus Restructuring as administrators of The Troubadour Club, an iconic London music venue
  • Advising BDO as administrators of Ashbury Chocolates, a leading confectionery manufacturer
  • Advising Hilco and Peter Jones, the “Dragon’s Den” entrepreneur, on their joint purchase of the business and assets of the Jessops camera and photographic equipment retail chain from its administrators.
  • Advising the special loan servicer and the receivers on the management of the Woolgate Exchange, a prestigious office site in the City
  •  Advising a range of bank lenders on a variety of corporate lending, real estate finance, asset based lending and trade finance transactions including Santander, RBS, Handelsbanken, Lloyds Commercial Finance, Clydesdale and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, among others

What others say

Brett consistently provides sensible, commercial, practical advice and a first class service underpinned by his extensive knowledge and experience in the commercial and restructuring arena.

Steve Parker, Partner, Opus Restructuring LLP

Marriott Harrison’s restructuring team have provided me with sound, pragmatic and commercial advice. They’re great to work with and always accessible.

Malcolm Cohen, Partner, BDO

Superb.

Chambers and Partners UK, 2014

Recognition