Amy joined our Birmingham office as a solicitor in early 2015. Previously, Amy has advised on contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters on behalf of corporates and individuals. She has also worked with practitioners, creditors, individuals, institutional lenders and major corporates on their cases.
Amy was promoted to Senior Associate in 2018 (less than 18 months after being promoted to an Associate) as the firm acknowledged the level of her skills, expertise and relationships, in particular with key Asset Based Lenders, including Close Brothers Ltd., Shawbrook Bank Ltd. and ABN AMRO Commercial Finance Holdings B. V. Amy is well known and highly regarded by those that provide alternative funding through asset based lending, a market which has grown rapidly over the past 10 years.
Amy has advanced quickly in her career and is ‘one to watch’ for the future – she's listed as a Next Generation Partner in Legal500.
A specific area of strength for Amy Keogh lies in asset-based lending matters, including asset realisation strategies, funding agreements and business sales. "Very strong on the technical elements of delivery and shows real steel in advocating on behalf of her clients' interests." "Amy is very well known and liked in the market." - Chambers & Partners, 2020
Amy is one of only two individuals listed as an Associate to Watch in Midlands R&I (the only category for individual listings for non-partners) - Chambers & Partners, 2020
Amy is one of only three individuals listed as a Rising Star in Midlands R&I (the only category for individual listings for non-partners) - Legal 500 2020
- Advising HSBC Invoice Finance, HSBC Bank and Mazars on the appointment of administrators over Supremia International Limited, following the insolvency of a number of international group companies. Our involvement included advising on US litigation, the sale of US and Russian subsidiaries, enforcement of cross guarantees in Hong Kong, dealing with insolvent Belgian group companies supported by indemnities from the UK entity, managing Mexican and Chinese subsidiaries and their continued operation and the administration of the UK entity.
- Advising US equity fund backed Vanadium in relation to its investment in Façade & Glazing Solutions UK Limited (“FGS”), a façade and glazing installation, maintenance and repair business formerly owned by Saint Gobain Glass (UK) Limited. Advising FRP on contingency and planning options review leading up to their appointment as Administrators of FGS. Advising on, and concluding going concern sale of trading divisions of FGS to Alucraft Systems Limited (part of the Ellaghmore Group) following negotiations with purchaser and Saint Gobain. Providing ongoing advice to FRP on ROT claims, Consignment Stock Agreements, assets realisation strategy and set off and counterclaim negotiations with Saint Gobain totalling circa £8-10 million
- We advised HSBC for over a year prior to the appointment of administrators of Serene Furnishings Ltd., with advice relating to aged debtor review, control of goods arrangements in place with creditors and restructuring options available to the company. The company then entered administration, and we advised both Mazars and Baldwins as the joint appointment takers on matters including sale of stock valued at over £5m; use of licences operated by third parties which incorporated data protection, intellectual property and software issues; and negotiations with the landlord in order to facilitate a sale of the business incorporating options regarding sale and bailee arrangements on the stock. Post appointment work has been undertaken to obtain control over goods on the water, deal with retention of title claims and stock realisations.
- We advised PWC in relation to their appointment as administrators over D&J (Steels) Ltd. and Bromford Iron and Steel Ltd. and the subsequent sale of both businesses as going concerns, preserving all jobs and the continuation of trade. Advising on an existing winding up petition, negotiations for withdrawal of the same and advice provided on freezing of accounts, ability to trade and the appointment of administrators in light of petition. We advised on counter offers received from the proposed buyers, to include an analysis of the debtor position on each and the effect on the major secured creditor Close.
- Thomas Tucker Ltd. entered into administration following a recall of several products as a result of action taken by the Food Standards Agency following the death of a 14 year old boy. We've been involved in coroner proceedings and assisting the administrators in complying with all regulatory requirements. We advised on the interim funding arrangements, sale of the business and assets of the company, sale of specified assets, sale of group business (R.J. Foods Ltd. (in administration)) and collection of the debtors which were funded by IGF. We advised on the recall of products from customers including Odeon, Morrisons and Amazon, the consequential loss claims submitted, the ability to set off and the ability to collect those outstanding debts.