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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 and insights

Large yellow marine cranes at sea

News: 06 February 2023

Allen & Overy advises Heila Cranes on admission to the composition-with-creditors procedure

Allen & Overy, with a team comprising Juri Bettinelli, Head of the Restructuring and Insolvency team, and associate Bianca Lascialfari, has advised Heila Cranes, a portfolio company of Ibla Capital,…

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High rise buildings

Publications: 22 April 2022

Transaction avoidance

Laura R. Hall and Annabelle Wang (South Square) reflect on ultra vires, abuse of power and illegality in transactions in England, Wales and the U.S.

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Arial landscape view of Tower Bridge, London

Publications: 16 April 2021

Cross-border recognition of insolvency and restructuring proceedings post-Brexit

In this article, Lucy Aconley and Philip Wells consider the post-Brexit position regarding inbound and outbound recognition of insolvency and restructuring proceedings between the UK and the EU and…

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Publications: 30 March 2021

Introduction of a pre-pack insolvency procedure in Belgium

On Friday, 26 March 2021, the Belgian Insolvency Law was amended with the introduction of a pre-packaged insolvency procedure, allowing the debtor to discretely prepare for judicial reorganisation…

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