Georgia Quenby is the London-based head of Reed Smith's asset-based lending group and the head of the firm’s restructuring group for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Georgia read law at Trinity College, Oxford, graduating in 1992. Georgia specialises in asset-based lending, restructuring, refinancing, distressed debt portfolio purchases, funding for turnarounds and acquisitions and vendor finance. She has particular experience in the oil & gas, retail, manufacturing, automotive, insurance and real estate sectors. Georgia has experience acting for all classes of investors including hedge funds, asset managers, quasi-PE funds and the investee companies themselves.
Georgia is a dual-qualified lawyer, admitted to practice in New York (1999) and England & Wales (1995).
In addition Georgia is involved in the UK's Secured Transactions Law Reform Project under Lord Saville's chairmanship and the executive directorship of Sir Roy Goode. Georgia sits on the steering committee and the executive committee and currently chairs the working group considering the creation, attachment and perfection of security interests.
Georgia leads Reed Smith’s eurozone response group and jointly heads the firm’s MF Global taskforce.
She has worked extensively on cross-border and international financing transactions and restructurings and other special situations. She works with clients structuring complex transactions on a solvent basis and in work-outs. Georgia spent five years living and working in South East Asia, and frequently works with clients and other lawyers in the U.S. and throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Georgia is a BTI Client Service All-Star 2012. "BTI asks General Counsel and their direct reports to name - unprompted - which lawyers drive superior client relations...an elite group of lawyers (272) recognised - by name - as the standard for which corporate counsel measure all other lawyers" and was selected as a London Super Lawyer for banking law in 2013.