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Kunal is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency team with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, and joined Edwin Coe in 2015 from Squire Patton Boggs.

Kunal advises banks, financiers, insolvency practitioners, underperforming companies, directors and creditors on a broad range of both non-contentious and contentious insolvency matters. His practice focuses primarily on business sales and acquisitions, lender security reviews and enhancement, cross-border insolvency, antecedent transaction recoveries, wrongful trading and misfeasance actions, security enforcement and fraud investigations.

Kunal also has extensive experience in general and commercial litigation and asset based lending litigation and as a skilled advocate, regularly appears at The Royal Courts of Justice and various County Courts in London.

Clients benefit from the experience Kunal gained during his in-house banking secondment with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, where he provided restructuring and insolvency advice relating to a wide range of businesses.

  • Advising the restructuring group of a UK clearing bank on the validity and enforceability of its facility and security documentation in respect of Europe’s leading digital cinematography and hire facility business (providing kit and crew to some of Britain’s best loved television shows such as ‘Made in Chelsea’ and ‘Celebrity Island’), and subsequent advice, review and drafting documentation in relation to the further equity investment into the customer’s business (including various loan notes and security documents, joint intercreditor deed, and supplemental loan agreements), and to advise the bank generally in respect of the transaction.
  • Providing advice to a UK clearing bank on a distressed care home business, caring for over 200 people in 4 locations, including advice on the validity and enforceability of the bank’s facility and security documentation.
  • Advising the restructuring group of a UK clearing bank on the validity and enforceability of its facility and security documentation in respect of a business trading in high quality cooking and kitchen appliances, and subsequent advice and drafting documentation in respect of the assignment of the intercompany trading receivable of one of the customer’s subsidiary companies and the proposed Members’ Voluntary Liquidation of the subsidiary company.
  • Advising the restructuring group of a UK clearing bank on the validity and enforceability of its facility and security documentation in respect of a £40m turnover dairy company processing 100 million pints of UK farm milk annually, and providing subsequent advice and drafting of documentation in relation to the part refinance of the bank lending to an asset based lender.
  • Advising administrators on a pre-pack sale of business and assets of one of UK’s largest independent manufacturers of quality furniture.
  • Advising foreign officeholders of international shipping companies on the recognition of foreign main proceedings under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations (“CBIR”) 2006 and the effects of recognition under Article 20 CBIR 2006 for the purpose of staying arbitration proceedings in the UK.
  • Advising a private equity firm and officeholders on two law firm administrations, reporting to the SRA, advising on the agency arrangements with the incoming firm and dealing with subsequent recovery actions.
  • Advising a structured finance management company and its incoming directors on their duties in respect of a complex tax restructure involving the acquisition of a leasing hotel/serviced apartment business to Luxembourg incorporated entities.
  • Advising officeholders and asset based lenders on book debt recovery actions, including a substantial claim against the UK’s largest general-goods retailer.
  • Advising a liquidator of a management consultancy company on a misfeasance claim against the former director under section 212 Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Acting for officeholders in various fraud actions, including injunctive relief (freezing and search orders) and tracing remedies, in particular actions against defendant directors and connected companies involved in Missing Trader Intra-Community (“MTIC”) fraud.
  • Serving a 6-month secondment to the formerly known Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) (Enforcement Division) advising on enforcement referral matters and actions against regulated firms and individuals in breach of FSA rules and principles.
  • Advising officeholders on personal insolvency matters including IVAs, bankruptcy, realisation of assets and disputes concerning the matrimonial home.
The group's biggest strength is without a doubt their ability to tackle any situation, no matter how diverse or complica...

Chambers UK 2016

The group's biggest strength is without a doubt their ability to tackle any situation, no matter how diverse or complicated, with the same professional eye.

Chambers UK 2016

Expertise

  • Restructuring & Insolvency: Overview

  • Administrations and Receiverships

  • Bankruptcies and Liquidations

  • Restructuring processes

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Civil Fraud

  • Confiscation and Restraint proceedings

Credentials

  • Full Member of R3: Association of Business Recovery Professionals

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Member of the Society of Asian Lawyers

Quotes

The firm's client service is excellent and you are always left in no doubt that you are treated as part of the family...
Chambers UK 2016

The firm's client service is excellent and you are always left in no doubt that you are treated as part of the family.

Chambers UK 2016

This team is quite rightly recognised as one of the outstanding personal insolvency practices in the market.


Chambers UK 2013

This team is quite rightly recognised as one of the outstanding personal insolvency practices in the market.

Chambers UK 2013

The practice enjoys a strong reputation for client service.


Chambers UK 2012

The practice enjoys a strong reputation for client service.

Chambers UK 2012

Edwin Coe is excellent at building and maintaining close relationships with clients.


Chambers UK 2011

Edwin Coe is excellent at building and maintaining close relationships with clients.

Chambers UK 2011

This firm is considered a sound choice for restructuring and insolvency matters, and the pragmatic lawyers provide a ...
Chambers UK 2010

This firm is considered a sound choice for restructuring and insolvency matters, and the pragmatic lawyers provide a cost-effective service.

Chambers UK 2010

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Kunal Gadhvi

Partner

Kunal is a Partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency team with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, and joined Edwin Coe in 2015 from Squire Patton Boggs.

Kunal advises banks, financiers, insolvency practitioners, underperforming companies, directors and creditors on a broad range of both non-contentious and contentious insolvency matters. His practice focuses primarily on business sales and acquisitions, lender security reviews and enhancement, cross-border insolvency, antecedent transaction recoveries, wrongful trading and misfeasance actions, security enforcement and fraud investigations.

Kunal also has extensive experience in general and commercial litigation and asset based lending litigation and as a skilled advocate, regularly appears at The Royal Courts of Justice and various County Courts in London.

Clients benefit from the experience Kunal gained during his in-house banking secondment with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, where he provided restructuring and insolvency advice relating to a wide range of businesses.

Expertise

  • Restructuring & Insolvency: Overview
  • Administrations and Receiverships
  • Bankruptcies and Liquidations
  • Restructuring processes
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Fraud
  • Confiscation and Restraint proceedings

Experience

  • Advising the restructuring group of a UK clearing bank on the validity and enforceability of its facility and security documentation in respect of Europe’s leading digital cinematography and hire facility business (providing kit and crew to some of Britain’s best loved television shows such as ‘Made in Chelsea’ and ‘Celebrity Island’), and subsequent advice, review and drafting documentation in relation to the further equity investment into the customer’s business (including various loan notes and security documents, joint intercreditor deed, and supplemental loan agreements), and to advise the bank generally in respect of the transaction.
  • Providing advice to a UK clearing bank on a distressed care home business, caring for over 200 people in 4 locations, including advice on the validity and enforceability of the bank’s facility and security documentation.
  • Advising the restructuring group of a UK clearing bank on the validity and enforceability of its facility and security documentation in respect of a business trading in high quality cooking and kitchen appliances, and subsequent advice and drafting documentation in respect of the assignment of the intercompany trading receivable of one of the customer’s subsidiary companies and the proposed Members’ Voluntary Liquidation of the subsidiary company.
  • Advising the restructuring group of a UK clearing bank on the validity and enforceability of its facility and security documentation in respect of a £40m turnover dairy company processing 100 million pints of UK farm milk annually, and providing subsequent advice and drafting of documentation in relation to the part refinance of the bank lending to an asset based lender.
  • Advising administrators on a pre-pack sale of business and assets of one of UK’s largest independent manufacturers of quality furniture.
  • Advising foreign officeholders of international shipping companies on the recognition of foreign main proceedings under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations (“CBIR”) 2006 and the effects of recognition under Article 20 CBIR 2006 for the purpose of staying arbitration proceedings in the UK.
  • Advising a private equity firm and officeholders on two law firm administrations, reporting to the SRA, advising on the agency arrangements with the incoming firm and dealing with subsequent recovery actions.
  • Advising a structured finance management company and its incoming directors on their duties in respect of a complex tax restructure involving the acquisition of a leasing hotel/serviced apartment business to Luxembourg incorporated entities.
  • Advising officeholders and asset based lenders on book debt recovery actions, including a substantial claim against the UK’s largest general-goods retailer.
  • Advising a liquidator of a management consultancy company on a misfeasance claim against the former director under section 212 Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Acting for officeholders in various fraud actions, including injunctive relief (freezing and search orders) and tracing remedies, in particular actions against defendant directors and connected companies involved in Missing Trader Intra-Community (“MTIC”) fraud.
  • Serving a 6-month secondment to the formerly known Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) (Enforcement Division) advising on enforcement referral matters and actions against regulated firms and individuals in breach of FSA rules and principles.
  • Advising officeholders on personal insolvency matters including IVAs, bankruptcy, realisation of assets and disputes concerning the matrimonial home.

Credentials

  • Full Member of R3: Association of Business Recovery Professionals

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Member of the Society of Asian Lawyers

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4163

Email:
kunal.gadhvi@edwincoe.com

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