Georgia Quenby is a finance lawyer who advises clients globally on cross-border and international financing transactions, restructurings, and other special situations. Georgia works with clients structuring complex transactions on a solvent basis and in workouts. Her work spans a variety of industries and sectors, including real estate, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, and oil and gas. She has experience acting for all classes of investors including banks, hedge funds, asset managers, quasi-private equity funds, and the investee companies themselves, and often advises clients on strategic joint ventures.
Georgia has a global practice, and she frequently works with clients and other lawyers in the United States and throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She spent five years living and working in Southeast Asia. Dually qualified to practice in England & Wales and New York, clients entrust Georgia and her team on a wide range of matters, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex transactions.
Praised by The Legal 500 UK for her ability to “speak to what is market in deal terms,” Georgia handles a significant amount of work for a Fortune 50 financial institution on its European transactions, and recently acted for it as the incoming lender on a refinancing of existing facilities provided by Investec Bank to Maplin Electronics. She also recently represented a US finance company as incoming lender on a new asset-based lending facility for one of the UK’s leading dairy cooperatives. In 2015, The Legal 500 UK also noted that Georgia is “praised for her ability to maintain a balance between legal opinion and commercial understanding,” and in 2016 said she is “a real expert in the field who is always abreast of market conditions and regulatory developments.”
As a key component of her work as a leading finance practitioner in the UK, Georgia sits on both the steering and executive committees, and serves as chair of the working group considering the creation, attachment, and perfection of security interests in the UK's Secured Transactions Law Reform Project which examines reform of the English law of security to reflect modern global commerce and finance.
Georgia is a licensed insolvency practitioner (non–appointment taking) and has also received the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. She is a member of the Institute of Directors, and also a mentor for the Centre for Commercial Law Studies early-stage academic mentoring program.
Advised market-leading lenders on major asset-based lending transactions
Advised companies on their financings and associated strategic and operational matters
Advised insolvency practitioners on contingency planning and formal insolvency processes including administrations
Advised secured and unsecured creditors on legal and strategic options in distressed situations
Advised funds on their investments in listed and privately held companies
University of Oxford, Trinity College, 1992, B.A., Jurisprudence, Honors
University of Oxford, Trinity College, 1995, M.A.
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Joint Insolvency Examinations Board
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Banking, Super Lawyers (2015–2016)
Ranked, BTI Client Service All-Star (2015–2016)
Member, Advisory Council, Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University, London
Recipient, Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma