Ashley Katz

Ashley Katz

  • Partner
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • London
  • T:   +44.20.7972.9196
  • M:  +44.77.8550.0877
  • F:   +44.20.7972.9602
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Ashley Katz is a restructuring and insolvency partner resident in Fried Frank's London office. He joined the Firm in 2016.

Mr. Katz has extensive experience advising distressed investors, borrowers, financial institutions, bondholders and insolvency practitioners in relation to all aspects of restructuring and insolvency matters. He advises on a range of cross-border and UK restructurings and insolvencies including matters in the automotive, real estate, construction, financial services, retail and leisure sectors.

Mr. Katz has lectured on a range of insolvency topics including the Eurozone crisis, cross border insolvency, administration, anti-avoidance provisions, employment/insolvency law, directors' duties and customer insolvency.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Katz is consistently recognized for his involvement in representing a wide range of parties including borrowers, bondholders, financial institutions and distressed investors. Chambers UK 2019 noted Mr. Katz’s “clients regard him as ‘an outstanding legal professional who quickly assesses the issues and expertly implements a winning strategy.’” He’s also been named “a trusted restructuring adviser,” “hugely experienced,” and “very sharp and relationship-oriented.” He has also been recommended by Expert Guides for insolvency and restructuring.

Professional Associations

Member, Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA)
Member, R3
Member, South African Restructuring & Insolvency Practitioners Association

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

England & Wales; South Africa

Practices & Industries


University of Pretoria, Advanced Certificate in International Insolvency Law – 2002
Rand Afrikaans University, Diploma in Insolvency Law – 2000
  • distinction, awarded Absa Bank Prize
University of Witwatersrand, LLB – 1994
University of Witwatersrand, BA – 1992
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