Craig Darling, Partner, Head of Business Restructuring & Recovery

Craig Darling, Partner, Head of Business Restructuring & Recovery

Mobile: 07841 920 467
Direct Dial: 0141 530 2044
Email: cdarling@gilsongray.co.uk


Craig is Head of our Business Restructuring and Recoveries team.

Craig has over 18 years experience as a lawyer and partner with some of Scotland’s largest firms working as both a corporate lawyer and as a business restructuring and recoveries specialist. He also worked for six years in London, developing a major firm’s corporate restructuring and recovery practice from a zero base, to a significant market position and reputation

Craig has experience practising in both England and Scotland, advising banks, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders. He specialises in all aspects of insolvency, restructuring and recovery, including acting for lenders in relation to security enforcement, refinancings, turnarounds and exits and for administrators, receivers, liquidators and fixed charge receivers. In addition, Craig regularly provides advice to creditors of insolvent companies and directors in distressed business situations. He has a wide sector range of experience, including manufacturing, distressed real estate, leisure and retail.

Some of Craig's notable successes include:

- heading teams in numerous cross border insolvencies (with focus on English property disposals and fixed charge receivership interaction with Scottish administration);
- acting in relation to the administration and administrative receivership of a large Scottish commercial property investment group;
- acting in the Scottish liquidation of a foreign registered company with care home interests; and
- advising a newco purchaser in relation to the funding of and acquisition by a newco out of administration of the business and assets of a five star hotel and spa business in the south-east of England.

Craig is member of R3 and also registered as a foreign lawyer in England.
cdarling@gilsongray.co.uk