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Priyanka Usmani

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Priyanka Usmani is a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Banking & Finance Department based in London. Priyanka predominantly acts on restructuring and insolvency matters, often with multijurisdictional aspects, representing a range of clients both on the debtor side (acting for companies and financial sponsors) and on the creditor side (acting for institutional lenders and funds). Priyanka has also spent time on secondment within the restructuring team at a leading UK clearing bank.

The Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Act (“Act”) received royal assent on 15 December 2021. The Act extends the scope of powers available to the Insolvency Service to address the issue of directors dissolving companies to avoid paying their liabilities.