Joe Bannister - DAC Beachcroft

Joe Bannister's Expertise


Joe Bannister

Joe Bannister is an experienced restructuring and insolvency partner.  Joe has worked across all industry sectors.  He has throughout his career acted for the full range of restructuring stakeholders, often in situations of particular complexity.  Joe has dealt with cases in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US as well as a number of offshore jurisdictions. 

Joe joined DACB after the best part of 37 years at Hogan Lovells where he was first employed as an articled clerk in 1985.  He is admitted to practise in both London and Hong Kong. 

Joe's most recent cases include:

  • Advising Norwegian Shuttle ASA in connection with the United Kingdom aspects of its cross border financial restructuring, in particular dealing with the relationship between the English companies in the group and the Irish examinership process
  • Advising a syndicate of African development finance Institutions lead by African Export – Import Bank on the balance sheet restructuring of the Smile Telecommunications Group implemented through an English Part 26A restructuring plan.
  • Advising HM Treasury on the development of a new special administration regime for electronic money institutions.
  • Advising on a number of insurer insolvencies and solvent schemes of arrangement including the long running Orion and London and Overseas Insurance insolvencies and dealing with a number of cases in the automotive sector

Joe is recognised in Chambers and Partners – Chambers and Partners 2022 – as a practitioner who “gives great commercial advice, is straight talking with clients and works hard to give solutions to difficult problems”.  He is further described as “experienced, knowledgeable and enjoyable to work with”.