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Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation

Allen & Overy’s global Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation team helps clients prepare for and respond to unanticipated and sometimes rapid changes in business circumstances.

We manage all aspects of insolvency worldwide, specialising in complex, multi-jurisdictional insolvencies involving competing creditor claims across the capital structure, handling novel issues from diverse groups. 

Our advice spans all aspects of contentious insolvency work:

  • retention of title claims
  • enforcing security
  • representing officeholders in numerous and diverse applications for directions
  • assessing risk for restructuring proposals
  • defending corporate restructuring and reorganisations

Our team seamlessly combines expertise in both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of complex restructurings. We work closely with our renowned, market leading restructuring and insolvency group, which advises on the largest and most complex restructurings, and other practice areas such as corporate, employment, pensions, tax, environmental, regulatory and capital markets. We pride ourselves on providing holistic, commercial and pioneering solutions for our clients, as well as successful outcomes.

News & insights

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News: 29 JANUARY 2021

Melody Wang joins Shanghai Lang Yue bringing China litigation capability to Allen & Overy Lang Yue

Shanghai Lang Yue Law Firm (‘Lang Yue’), Allen & Overy’s joint operation firm, announced today that Melody Wang, an experienced litigator and investigations practitioner, will join as a partner and…

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Publications: 07 SEPTEMBER 2020

Continuation of temporary insolvency measures through to the start of 2021 – Australian response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

A further extension through to 31 December 2020 of the current “insolvency law” support measures was announced by the Treasurer this morning.  This announcement comes just a few weeks before those…

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The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 report: key takeaways

Publications: 03 AUGUST 2020

The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s 2019 report: key takeaways

Earlier this month, the French Anti-Corruption Agency (Agence française anticorruption, the Agency) published its 2019 annual report, setting out its main actions over the course of last year as…

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Publications: 19 MAY 2020

The Recast Insolvency Law: beyond a mere consolidation

 The Spanish Government passed last week the Recast Insolvency Law. During the last financial crisis, the Spanish Insolvency Law was subject to a very significant number of amendments.

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