Owen Vanstone-Hallam | Solicitor
Owen Vanstone-Hallam trained and qualified as a solicitor with Slaughter and May, working most recently within its Restructuring and Insolvency Department.
Whilst there, Owen acted on a range of contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters, advising major companies, directors, insolvency practitioners and pension schemes.
Owen was part of a team carrying out contingency planning for the failure of Thomas Cook and subsequently advised the former directors of Thomas Cook in relation to the parliamentary inquiry into its insolvency. Owen has gained experience of investigations and litigation, including advising the directors of a major company in relation to an Insolvency Service investigation and advising the directors of an insolvent Spanish company in relation to claims brought against them by a Spanish insolvency practitioner.
Owen has broad transactional experience in planning and implementing restructurings for companies in a range of sectors including retail, construction, facilities management, oil and gas, and heavy industry.
Owen is part of the Leverets team acting for three individuals in a claim brought by the Republic of Mozambique against Credit Suisse and others to set aside sovereign guarantees worth up to $2bn, and claim damages in fraud and deceit.
BA (Hons) History from King’s College London
Accelerated Legal Practice Course Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, London
Registered as a Solicitor with the Law Society of England & Wales
Range of Experience
Owen has gained experience in the following areas:
+ advising in relation to litigation and investigations
+ contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters
+ transactional experience in a range of corporate and finance deals.
+ issues relating to contingency planning, including contractual disputes, insurance issues, employment issues and environmental liabilities