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Talbot Hughes McKillop advises DTZ on its successful financial restructuring delivered through a sale of the business to UGL Limited (UGL)

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Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM) is pleased to announce that the business and assets of DTZ were sold to UGL for £77.5m, plus an adjustment for cash, on 5 December 2011. A THM team led by Dean Merritt has been advising DTZ on its financial restructuring from late September 2011.

The DTZ group is a global real estate services organisation with offices in 145 cities and 43 countries (across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas). The group provides advice and on-the-ground delivery to investors, developers, corporate and public sector occupiers and financial intermediaries across all real estate sectors, encompassing Investment Agency, Leasing Agency and Brokerage, Property Management, Project Management and Building Consultancy, Valuation, Investment and Asset Management, Consulting and Research.

Talbot Hughes McKillop advises manufacturing conglomerate Quinn Group Limited on its successful €1.3 billion financial restructuring

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Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM) is pleased to announce that Quinn Group Limited (Quinn Group, together with its subsidiaries the Group) has successfully completed its financial restructuring. This follows a meeting of financial creditors held on 31 October 2011 to approve a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) for implementing the restructuring, which was completed on 2 December 2011. The THM team has been working with Quinn Group in Ireland and the UK since April 2010 with key work streams led by Murdoch McKillop, Neil Robson and Edward Wildblood.

Talbot Hughes McKillop advises property group Real Estate Opportunities plc on its successful £1 billion financial restructuring

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Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM) is pleased to announce that Real Estate Opportunities plc (REO, together with its subsidiaries the Group) has successfully completed its financial restructuring. This follows meetings of Ordinary Shareholders, the holders of its 7.5% Convertible Unsecured Loan Stock (CULS) and Zero Dividend Preference Shares (ZDPS) held on 5 May 2011 approved the restructuring. A THM team led by Julian Gething has been working with REO in Ireland and the UK since April 2010.

REO is a listed property company which owns a significant portfolio of properties in Ireland and the UK. The Group’s investment and development portfolio includes land, properties and developments in all of the major sectors of the property market.

Talbot Hughes McKillop advises the Icelandic company Exista ehf on its successful €2.0bn restructuring

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Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM) is pleased to announce that a restructuring proposal by Exista ehf (Exista) was approved by the Icelandic courts on 10 October 2010. Matt Hinds and Paul Horn were appointed joint CROs in September 2009 and THM has had a full time team in Iceland for the duration of the restructuring process. This marks THM’s fourth significant transaction in Iceland.

Exista owns some of Iceland’s most important businesses including Lysing, Skipti and VIS and a significant minority interest in Bakkavör. Prior to the Icelandic banking crisis in October 2008, Exista owned approximately 25% of Kaupthing and other financial services assets. The financial crisis in Iceland and, in particular, the failure of Kaupthing led Exista to need to restructure its obligations.

Talbot Hughes McKillop advises Straumur-Burdaras Investment Bank hf. on its successful €1.8bn restructuring

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Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM) is pleased to announce that a restructuring proposal by Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. (Straumur) was confirmed by the Icelandic courts, following the approval by 99.6% of unsecured creditors on 13 July 2010. A THM team led by Dean Merritt and Paul Horn has been working with Straumur on its financial restructuring since April 2009.

Straumur is an investment bank headquartered in Iceland, which operates in Reykjavik, London and Copenhagen.