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Tawnee Harker

Associate, Corporate Department


Tawnee Harker is an associate in the Financial Restructuring practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the Firm’s London office.

Ms. Harker focuses her practice on cross-border debt restructurings and special situations financings. She has represented creditors, debtors, and sponsors in complex cross-border capital structures from initial contingency planning and options analysis to implementation of a full restructuring workout. Her practice also encompasses advising lenders and borrowers on corporate and acquisition finance transactions, with a particular focus on stressed and distressed situations.


  • BPP College of Professional Studies, Legal Practice L.P.C. 2008
  • Newcastle University, LL. B. (Hons), 2007


  • Acting for Hilong Holding Limited, an oilfield equipment manufacturer and service provider, on its offshore restructuring of U.S. dollar denominated notes by way of a Cayman Islands scheme of arrangement.
  • Acting for China Fortune Land Development, a Chinese real estate developer, on the restructuring of the group’s US$4.96 billion offshore debt by way of an English scheme of arrangement.
  • Acting for a security trustee in relation to an enforcement over certain aircraft and aircraft related rights.
  • Acting for an ad hoc committee of unsecured bondholders in the restructuring of Intralot S.A., a Greek-based gaming group.
  • Acting for an ad hoc committee of unsecured bondholders in the restructuring of Floatel International Limited.
  • Acting for a group of lenders in providing growth financing to a global litigation funding business.
  • Acting for the unitranche lenders in connection with the acquisition of Casual Dining Group.
  • Acting for the lenders to Hemisphere International Properties B.V. with respect to the restructuring of its €750 million revolving credit facility.
  • Acting for distressed companies with respect to liability management options for upcoming debt maturities and/or new money options in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Acting for an ad hoc group of lenders in connection with the loan-to-own restructuring of German automotive business ATU.
  • Acting for a senior lender in providing a liquidity facility against a ring-fenced asset of a European retailer in a distressed context.
  • Acting for various distressed investment funds in relation to the provision of direct lending facilities to a range of U.K. and EU mid-market businesses, including an online gaming company, a maritime service provider, and a construction group. All transactions involved a combination of debt funding and innovative equity upside instruments.




England and Wales Solicitor


BPP University Law School, LL.M. 2008

Newcastle University, LL.B. 2007

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