Musonda Mutati is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Restructuring & Special Situations Practice.

Mr. Mutati advises financial institutions, corporates, private equity sponsors, bondholders, and other stakeholders on a broad range of restructuring and special situations-related matters.

Mr. Mutati’s experience includes advising:

  • Ascendis Health Limited on its recapitalisation and the restructuring of debt incurred under senior finance documents*
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited on its £1.2 billion recapitalisation, which included the restructuring of debts using the first restructuring plan under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020*
  • The bank creditors on the proposed restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the Thomas Cook Group prior to its entry into compulsory liquidation*
  • The creditors of the Interserve Group on the pre-pack administration sale of the Interserve business in 2019*
  • The ad hoc committee of creditors on the restructuring of US$2 billion of debt of a UAE-based construction group with operations and assets worldwide*
  • A bank creditor on the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the Frigoglass group and the subsequent disposal of its UAE business*
  • Advised the Dutch debtor on the implications of its English subsidiaries entering administration in the event that a rescue deal was not concluded*
  • Wide range of stakeholders with, or seeking, exposure to one or more entities in the Lehman Brothers group during the group’s insolvency proceedings*
  • Facility and security agent under finance documents relating to a food production and restaurant company*
  • Creditors under a super senior facility entered into to fund the liquidation claims of a group of commodity trading companies following a US$2.25 billion restructuring of their financial indebtedness*
  • A foreign agriculture supply chain company on the treatment of its arbitration claims under the scheme of arrangement proposed by the Noble group*
  • Distressed debt fund on its proposed investment in secured high-yield debt structures of two large European multinational companies*
  • Bank creditor on debt trading matters in the context of the Oi S.A. restructuring*
  • Ad hoc group of South African MTN bondholders during the restructuring of the global retail chain, Steinhoff group*
  • Four Seasons Group on the refinancing of its debt facilities*
  • Erin Energy on the English law aspects of its restructuring under US Chapter 11 proceedings*
  • Brent Community Law Centre on restructuring matters in light of its financial difficulties*
  • Various UK-based banks on their cash pooling arrangements in particular cases and more generally for the purposes of their capital requirements*

*Matters handled prior to joining Latham


Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, University of Law London, 2015
  • LLB (Honours), King's College London, 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English