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Paul Muscutt


An experienced bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer, Paul Muscutt’s practice covers all aspects of contentious and noncontentious insolvency, with specific knowledge of contentious work and focus on the asset-based lending sector. Paul acts for financial institutions, private equity investors, insolvency practitioners, directors, and corporate clients.

Paul is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Corporate Group in the firm’s London office. He is a member of the Legal and Technical Committee for the Asset Based Finance Association (part of UK Finance) and a member of R3’s Policy Group.


  • University of Plymouth, LL.B. (1998)
  • College of Law, Guildford, L.P.C. (1999)


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  • Secondments to the restructuring teams of large financial institutions.
  • Acting for a foreign liquidator in a reported case of cross-border insolvency regulations in relation to a large shipping arbitration dispute.
  • Advising financial institutions on the complex restructuring of a leading manufacturer of beds in Europe, Russia, and Asia.
  • Advising a bank on the £110 million restructuring of a coal mine.
  • Advising a financier on the $1.5 billion restructuring of one of the world’s largest independent steel traders.
  • Advising the board of a premier UK football club on potential insolvency issues.
  • Representing companies in relation to the restructuring of a £15 million turnover business specializing in flexible office space solutions.
  • Acting for bankruptcy trustees in the tracing and recovery of assets following a £16 million fraud.
  • Advising a U.S. private equity investment firm on the acquisition of a European airline.
  • Representing creditors on a creditors’ committee in the administration of a failed FSA-regulated derivatives broker.
  • Representing a company in the trading administration of a theme park and a £35 million investment.
  • Representing the administration of an online fashion retailer.
  • Acting for the administrators of a global provider of interactive entertainment products in the gaming industry.
  • Acting as administrator in the administration of the UK’s largest online retailer of products for home and garden.
  • Advising on a cross-border real estate restructuring matter for £150 million.
  • Representing a syndicated lender in the restructuring of a leading wholesaler.
"Spring into Distress with Restructuring Matters by Crowell & Moring," Financial Services Alert (April 8, 2022). Contacts: Frederick "Rick" Hyman, Monique D. Almy, Scott Lessne, Randall L. Hagen, Cathryn Williams, Paul Muscutt
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Foreign Debtors and Chapter 11 – Seeking Relief from Turbulent Skies," Crowell & Moring’s Restructuring Matters (February 15, 2022). Authors: Frederick (Rick) Hyman, Gregory Gennady Plotko, Paul Muscutt and Cathryn Williams.
"Energy Crisis Looms for Business," Crowell & Moring’s Restructuring Matters (October 14, 2021). Authors: Cathryn Williams, Paul Muscutt, Robin Baillie and Stefanie Atchinson.
Legal 500 Recommends Crowell & Moring as Top UK Law Firm for Asset-Based Lending (October 13, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement
Legal 500 Recommends Crowell & Moring as Top UK Law Firm for Asset Based Lending (October 9, 2020)
Firm News / Announcement
"The Return of Crown Preference – Another blow for Floating Charge Holders," Crowell & Moring’s Restructuring Matters (September 21, 2020). Authors: Cathryn Williams and Paul Muscutt.
Three former Shepherd Cox Group Hotels Brought To Market HotelOwner (August 11, 2020)
Press Coverage
"Scam Investment Schemes: All That Glitters Should Not Be Sold," ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Magazine, Issue 2 (August 2020). Authors: Paul Muscutt and Cathryn Williams.
"All change – wide-ranging reforms to UK Insolvency Law," Crowell & Moring’s Restructuring Matters (July 13, 2020). Authors: Cathryn Williams, Paul Muscutt and Beth Bradley.
"The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act: The Moratorium and just how “super” is Super Priority?," Crowell & Moring’s Restructuring Matters (July 13, 2020). Authors: Cathryn Williams, Paul Muscutt, Andrew J. Knight and Beth Bradley.

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