Ian Wallace

White & Case

Ian Wallace


Ian is a partner in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency group in London, with more than 15 years of experience of advising clients in complex international restructuring situations. His practice focuses on businesses in financial difficulty, advising debtor-side corporates and financial sponsors as well as a wide range of sophisticated creditors including banks, funds and noteholders.

In addition, Ian regularly advises directors, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders on UK and international aspects of debt restructuring transactions.

Ian has particular expertise in advising borrowers and creditors in the distressed shipping and oil & gas/offshore sectors, and is involved in several high profile ongoing restructurings of businesses suffering the effect of the current headwinds in those sectors.

Selected experience includes advising:


Co-author of "Restructuring across Europe – a new era?", White & Case, January 2019

Author of "House of Fraser pre-pack: still a viable option", White & Case, August 2018

Author of "Transatlantic court-ing behaviour: the US v. the UK", White & Case, August 2018

Author of "The future of CVAs: Not just for leases…", White & Case, July 2018

Author of "CVAs: A 2018 Revival", White & Case, January 2018

Co-author of "Maritime and offshore restructuring in Singapore: A safe harbour?", White & Case, December 2017

Co-author of "Discussing decommissioning: Investment opportunities and regulatory concerns", White & Case, April 2017

Speaking Engagements

"Charting a course. Financial restructuring and consolidation in the shipping industry", January 2015: Marine Money conference, London

"The Winds of Change: Restructuring under the UK vs the US Models", May 2015: R3 Annual Conference, Berlin, (panelist)

"Conflicts of Interest in Insolvency Scenarios for IPs and Lawyers", March 2014: Sweet & Maxwell Insolvency Law conference, London, (panelist)

"Restructuring, Recapitalisation and Bank Loan Trading", February 2014: Marine Money conference, Hamburg, (panelist)

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020