Joe Bannister is a seasoned, international, restructuring and insolvency lawyer. For nearly 30 years, Joe has helped the entire range of restructuring stakeholders to address and resolve the most difficult restructurings and insolvencies.
He has experience across all industry sectors, ranging from manufacturing and transportation to the services sector and he has dealt with cases in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US. Joe's work also includes a number of reorganizations or bankruptcies in the financial institutions sector, especially insurers and banks.
His international assignments have encompassed a number of offshore jurisdictions, including Bermuda, the BVI, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Mauritius and the Isle of Man. Joe focuses on the development and implementation of schemes of arrangement and other creditor compromise processes, both in the UK and in Hong Kong.
Joe has worked at Hogan Lovells and its predecessor firms for his entire career, beginning in 1985. He was elected to the partnership in 1997. Joe is admitted as a solicitor in London and Hong Kong, where he worked between 1998 and 2002 and again in 2014 and 2015 as the partner in charge of the firm's business restructuring and insolvency practice in Hong Kong and China.
Joe has written and spoken extensively on industry and technical matters. He is a regular speaker at external and internal conferences and is widely recognised as a leading practitioner in directories such as Chambers and Legal 500.