Alicia Videon specializes in restructuring, insolvency and non-performing loan sales. She has over 25 years’ experience representing lenders and borrowers, as well as distressed investors and other stakeholders, involved in local and multi-jurisdictional situations. Alicia has advised on a number of high-profile restructuring cases, including most recently a number of significant commercial real estate and property finance matters. Alicia also advises buyers and sellers of distressed debt, assisting in negotiating and documenting trades and implementing trading and investment strategies.
Alicia started her career in Australia, before moving to Hong Kong and then London, and joins McDermott from a renowned international law firm based in London. Alicia’s focus is on providing rapid and commercial input on strategic issues, coordinating and implementing all elements of restructuring through both formal and informal processes. She also works with a number of charities, particularly focusing on the rights of disadvantaged and marginalized women.
Acting for the senior lenders of Citibank Tower on the restructuring of £1.6billion of debt which saw AGC Equity Partners acquires 25 Canada Square
Acting for the resolution and winding up committees of Kaupthing, including advice on numerous Pan-European restructuring cases and on the legal aspects of closing out and settling their derivatives portfolio
Advised the senior lenders and subsequently the administrators (Grant Thornton LLP) of Sapphire on the restructuring, enforcement and sale of over £200 million loans secured on the Sapphire Retail Fund portfolio of shopping centres in the UK
Advising a Senior Lender on the restructuring of £355million facilities to a specialist fund with a portfolio of over 25 hotels across the UK, including a debt equity swap involving offshore holdco’s
Advised Cineworld of the Digital Film Finance Group on the financing structure in relation to the conversion of all its 77 cinemas to digital. The deal involved structuring a complex multiple jurisdiction security package
Advised a UK bank enforcing a £75million facility to a group investing in landmark hotels in the UK. Advised the administrator and the bank in connection with the sale of the hotels and in connection with facilities provided by the bank to the purchaser
Advised a syndicate of senior lenders on the successful restructuring of over £600 million senior and mezzanine facilities and swaps secured on an investment leased to an international hotel operator
Trustee of Funds for Women Graduates, an educational charity whose objective is to promote the advancement of education and promotion of higher education and wider learning of women graduates. FfWG awards grants specifically for living expenses to Women, during their postgraduate studies, with the aim of positively impacting their future career and our society as a whole
A member of the lawyer’s circle, a network of high profile women lawyers in the UK who lend their skills, network and resources to support and protect the rights of marginalized women worldwide. The most recent project, in partnership with TrustLaw and the Clean Clothes Campaign is to set out legal arguments for the living wage and other legal protections for garment workers in certain jurisdictions commonly used as manufacturing hubs by global “fast fashion” brands
University of Adelaide, LLB, (Hons), 1991
University of Adelaide, Bachelor’s Degree, 1991, Economics
England and Wales
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