Hanh Jelf

Hanh is a senior corporate lawyer and was a partner in London law firm Pinsent Masons LLP. She founded her own boutique corporate law firm in 2013 and now acts for clients in the retail, leisure, automotive, technology and fintech sectors. Specialising in corporate and commercial advisory, Hanh has over 20 years’ experience of mergers […]

Donald Stewart

Donald Stewart Principal areas of expertise: Donald has a wealth of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and related corporate, insolvency and regulatory issues. He has acted on over 30 IPOs, numerous secondary fundraisings, reverse takeovers and City Code offers. His clients have ranged from major financial institutions, brokers and corporate finance advisers to […]

Calum Jones

Calum S. Jones Principal areas of expertise: Restructuring & Insolvency (both contentious and non-contentious); Corporate Finance; Debt Factoring and Invoice Discounting; and, complex commercial litigation relating to the areas of restructuring & insolvency, corporate finance and debt factoring and invoice discounting. Experience – Restructuring: UK counsel to French based bankers in the restructuring of a […]

Merry (if you squint a bit) Christmas from Kepstorn

All right, I’ll admit it, I did wonder if I should inflict my annual, rambling musings on the world but I decided to do my Christmas message this year to provide you with a link to my usual, hugely deserving cause (this year, even more so). If you want to stop here, this is the […]

Kepstorn’s Thirteenth Anniversary

Yes: 27th October, 2007 saw the formation of Kepstorn and so, arithmetically, it is thirteen years since the start of the business but, in the current circumstances, I’m not sure that I want to refer to the number “thirteen” – let’s just say that this marks the third anniversary of the second decade of the […]

A “startling proposition” – again!

You may recall my update in September, 2018 when I addressed a recent decision at that time in a case of mine (Fox -v- Brennan) on gratuitous alienations (the Scottish “equivalent” of transactions at undervalue). The phrase quoted in the subject line was from the decision of Lord Doherty in that case. Somewhat bizarrely, the […]

Merry Christmas from Kepstorn

What a difference a year makes; and then again, perhaps not! All the signs are, however, set fair for the chance of a slightly less turbulent year ahead, with at least two of the imponderables (politics and the economic outlook) looking less fraught. The effort necessary to improve the environment remains, unfortunately, very much a […]

Gratuitous Alienations and the Office Holder

At last! Truth be told, I have been waiting for this day to come (and worrying about the inevitable implications), but we now know that a liquidator (or administrator or trustee) can be lucratus. With Lord Hodge’s Opinion in Joint Liquidators of Grampian Maclennan’s Distribution Services Ltd -v- Carnbroe Estates Ltd (sub nom MacDonald -v- […]