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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: 26 MAY 2021

Chambers USA 2021 recognizes 17 U.S. A&O practices, adding nine practice categories to their rankings

New York, NY – Chambers and Partners recognized a total of 17 A&O U.S. practice areas and 36 U.S.-based partners in its annual survey, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021. Of the…

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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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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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