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Restructuring and insolvency

Our Restructuring practice is recognized globally for the quality of its advice. Working, almost without exception, in business critical situations, clients come back to us because of the approach of our legal teams and the focus we apply to securing the best possible outcomes for them.

We have a long-standing track record of delivering high profile restructurings and insolvencies involving global brands for a wide range of stakeholders. These include distressed companies, insolvency practitioners, creditors, private equity houses, banks and other financial institutions. With Restructuring lawyers across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia and Africa, we can help you in a variety of ways.

Areas of support

Restructuring and distressed companies - Our primary objective is to work tirelessly with management teams to restructure the business to maintain value and continue trading. In the recent past, we have worked on some of the most high profile restructurings including refinancing, debt for equity swaps, the use of various restructuring techniques.

Corporate insolvency proceedings - Our focus is to work with you, your accountants and banks to help your business continue trading. However, sometimes this is not viable and insolvency is the only option to move forward, so our focus turns to standing by you to limit any risks that may arise.

Distressed M&A - In collaboration with our global Mergers and acquisitions team, we support across distressed and insolvent transactions.

Work highlights

– advising PwC as the administrators of electronics retailer Maplin

- acting for Brockstone Limited - the services company representing Force India driver, Sergio Pérez - on its successful application to the High Court for the appointment of the administrators to Force India Formula One Team Limited

- acting as legal counsel to 3M/PiTA GmbH in court proceedings regarding claw-back claims by an insolvency administrator

– advising Rolls-Royce in the insolvency of Condor Flugdienst GmbH

- advising the Hong Kong Liquidators of Lehman Brothers in connection with unwinding derivatives, repos, securitisations, bonds, and other complex financial instruments, across multiple jurisdictions

– advising the largest noteholder in the liquidation of Hellas Telecommunications (Luxembourg)