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Bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency

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Meet the team

The strength of our global bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency practice lies in our multidisciplinary experience and international reach. Based throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, our bankruptcy lawyers handle some of the most complex and sensitive domestic and cross-border assignments across the globe.

“Excellent bankruptcy and restructuring team that provides clients with high-quality counsel on a broad range of matters.” Chambers USA, 2017

We have represented major interests in some of the world’s most high-profile bankruptcy and workout cases, including the US Trustee of Lehman Brothers Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citibank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Royal Bank of Canada, NextEra Energy, Japan Airlines, Nortel Networks and Export Import Bank of China.

Our lawyers have an impressive record of achieving successful outcomes in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the world, and are active in all areas of financial restructurings and insolvencies in matters ranging from the largest multi-national mega-cases to significant regional businesses. Our global team has further been strengthened by our June 2017 combination with Chadbourne & Parke, which also has a strong reputation of excellence in the global bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency sector.

Our areas of work include

  • Bankruptcy investigations and examiner representation
  • Chapter 11 debtor and trustee representation
  • Complex loan restructurings
  • Cross-border insolvency representation
  • Debtor-in-possession and exit financings
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Energy sector restructurings
  • Executory contracts, leases, intellectual property licenses and forward, swap and trading contracts
  • Financial institutions, funds and creditor representation
  • Lender liability
  • Municipal restructuring and bankruptcy
  • Official creditors’ committee representation
  • Pre-packaged, pre-negotiated and traditional plans
  • Sale and purchase of distressed assets, debt and portfolios
  • Valuation and solvency proceedings

Awards and accolades

  • Best Law Firms, Tier 1 national rankings for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Bankruptcy Litigation, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • Chambers Global, UK: Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • Chambers USA, Texas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Tier 1), Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • Chambers USA, New York: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • Legal 500 US, Restructuring, including bankruptcy: Corporate, The Legal 500, 2017
  • Legal 500 US, Restructuring, including bankruptcy: Municipal (Tier 1), The Legal 500, 2017
  • Events

    Banking security and insolvency course

    A five day course on security and insolvency issues builds on the basic elements covered in the Banking Academy (our foundation course for junior finance lawyers...

    November 13-17, 2017

  • Videos

    The impact of Brexit

    June 24, 2016

  • Publications
  • News

    BBC – Sarah Coucher

    Sarah Coucher discusses the legal implications of triggering Article 50 exiting the European Union.

    March 29, 2017