Paul Muscutt


Paul Muscutt is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Corporate group in the firm’s London office. His practice covers all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency, with a focus in the banking and asset-based lending sectors. Paul has acted primarily for financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, and corporate clients.

He is a member of the Legal and Technical Committee for the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA – part of U.K. Finance) and a member of R3’s Policy Group. Paul is also recommended in The Legal 500 UK in the area of asset-based lending.

Representative Matters

  • Secondments to the restructuring teams of large financial institutions.
  • Acting for the Swiss liquidator in the reported case of cross-border insolvency regulations in relation to a large shipping arbitration dispute.
  • Advising financial institutions on the complex restructuring of a leading manufacturer of beds in Europe, Russia, and Asia.
  • Advising a bank on the £110 million restructuring of a coal mine.
  • Advising a financier on the $1.5 billion restructuring of one of the world’s largest independent steel traders.
  • Advising the board of a sports club on potential insolvency issues.
  • Representing companies in relation to the restructuring of £15 million turnover business specializing in flexible office space solutions.
  • Acting as trustee in the tracing and recovery of assets following a £16 million fraud.
  • Advising a U.S. private equity investment firm on the acquisition of a European airline.
  • Representing creditors on the creditors’ committee in the administration of a failed FSA-regulated derivatives broker.
  • Representing a company in the trading administration of a theme park and £35 million investment.
  • Representing the administration of an online fashion retailer.
  • Acting for the administrators of a global provider of interactive entertainment products in the gaming industry.
  • Acting as administrator in the administration of U.K.’s largest online retailer of products for the home and garden.
  • Advising on a cross-border real estate restructuring matter for £150 million.
  • Representing a syndicated lender in the restructuring of a leading wholesaler.


Admitted to practice: England and Wales


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October 13, 2021 Legal 500 Recommends Crowell & Moring as Top UK Law Firm for Asset-Based Lending
October 9, 2020 Legal 500 Recommends Crowell & Moring as Top UK Law Firm for Asset Based Lending
June 1, 2020 Six Companies in Shepherd Cox Hotel Group Successfully Placed into Administration
November 29, 2019 Carlauren Care Homes Group Placed into Administration
May 22, 2019 Crowell & Moring Advises Senior Lenders in British Steel Insolvency
February 25, 2019 Crowell & Moring Expands London Office with Three Partners