Personal Profile

Raza is a Legal Director in the firm's Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Team. He specialises in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters and typically acts for insolvency practitioners, creditors, directors of distressed companies, potential purchasers of insolvent businesses and other stakeholders.

Raza advises on all aspects of non- contentious corporate insolvency from the onset of insolvency through to the conclusion of a formal insolvency process. This can involve providing advice on directors' duties and restructuring options to directors of distressed companies; advising administrators in relation to trading and any other issues arising on and following their appointment; acting for officeholders and potential purchasers on the sale/acquisition of the business and assets of insolvency companies; and acting for officeholders in relation to claims brought against misfeasant directors and third parties.

He also advises on a variety of contentious matters and has acted for and against officeholders in relation to contested administration and compulsory winding up applications, antecedent transactions, director and officeholder misfeasance, wrongful and fraudulent trading and director disqualification.

Key Experience

  • Acting for the Administrators of the Park Hall Hotel Partnership, the trading vehicle for well known hotel in the West Midlands.  Various trading issues arose and Raza also acted on the sale of the business and assets of the hotel.
  • Acting for the directors of Manor Racing t/a Marussia F1 team in relation to their duties as directors, the proposed restructuring of the business and various offers which were made to purchase the business and assets of the company.  Raza also subsequently acted for the administrators of the company and dealt with regulatory issues and various claims brought by creditors of the company.
  • Acting for the administrators of Hampton Capital in relation to restitution and transaction at an undervalue claims. These claims resulted in a judgment which has attracted considerable interest.

Career History

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Assistant, Nabarro LLP
Assistant, Wragge & Co LLP
Qualified, Wragge & Co LLP
Trained, Wragge & Co LLP

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