Norton Rose Fulbright appoints new EMEA co-head of financial restructuring and insolvency

Global Press release - People May 2022

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Dr. Sylwia Maria Bea as its new EMEA co-head of financial restructuring and insolvency.

Sylwia, a restructuring and insolvency partner based in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Frankfurt office, will join current EMEA co-head James Stonebridge – who is based in London - in overseeing the firm’s practice in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, working closely with the other regions across the global firm.

Sylwia has significant experience of advising the management, shareholders, insolvency administrators, investors and creditors of distressed companies on insolvency proceedings, as well as on in and out-of-court restructuring measures, including the distressed sale of Dradura Group to FMC and a number of StaRUG-proceedings.

Sylwia said:

“I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity to co-lead Norton Rose Fulbright’s EMEA financial restructuring and insolvency practice. It has been a busy period for our practice across the region and in these uncertain times we are anticipating things to be even busier. I look forward to working with the team to further support our clients in the coming months and years.”

Madhavi Gosavi, head of banking and finance, EMEA, at Norton Rose Fulbright, said:

“Sylwia has been a dedicated member of our financial, restructuring and insolvency team and has worked on a number of huge global projects. I am confident Sylwia’s expertise will help us further develop our offering to our clients and take our strong, existing EMEA practice to even greater heights.”

Sylwia is also the co-founder and member of the management board of 'Distressed Ladies – Women in Restructuring e.V.', an established network of women in the insolvency and restructuring market, which supports members with their professional development and seeks to promote young talent.

Norton Rose Fulbright was named last year as one of the most renowned firms for restructuring by German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, with Sylwia listed as a highly recommended lawyer.

The firm’s global financial restructuring and insolvency team acts for a full range of clients, delivering worldwide services in all key industry sectors. The firm’s client portfolio includes lenders, private equity and distressed debt funds, hedge funds, bondholders, public and private corporations, insolvency administrators, debtors, liquidators, examiners, office-holders, secured and unsecured creditors, committees, management and other relevant stakeholders.

For further information please contact:

Katie Mark, Senior Public Relations Manager

Tel: +44 20 7444 2498  


Co-Head of Restructuring, EMEA