Paul Muscutt

Phone: +44.20.7413.1327
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ
United Kingdom

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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Jun.01.2020 Six Companies in Shepherd Cox Hotel Group Successfully Placed into Administration
Nov.29.2019 Carlauren Care Homes Group Placed into Administration
May.22.2019 Crowell & Moring Advises Senior Lenders in British Steel Insolvency
Feb.25.2019 Crowell & Moring Expands London Office with Three Partners