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Restructuring

Our unrivalled restructuring and insolvency team, with more than 150 lawyers specialising in restructuring across over 40 offices globally, is truly world class.

With such an extensive and dedicated team, we advise on the largest and most complex restructurings, and pride ourselves on providing pioneering solutions as well as delivering real commercial results. We specialise in cross-border restructurings and insolvencies, utilising the full range of international options including U.S. Chapter 11 reorganisations, UK schemes of arrangement, pre-packaged sales and debt for equity swaps.

Our expertise covers advice on contingency planning, debt restructuring and reschedulings, distressed acquisitions/sales, credit bidding, formal insolvency proceedings, out-of-court refinancings and distressed debt trading. We advise lenders and investors at all levels of the capital structure as well as corporates/directors, central banks, insolvency officeholders/trustees and government institutions.

We work closely with specialists in related practice areas including finance, corporate, real estate, employment, pensions, tax, environment, regulatory, capital markets and litigation to provide a seamless and integrated service.

News & insights

Publications: 10 JANUARY 2020

Podcast: The Dutch scheme - How it will work and what it will mean for the European Restructuring market

The Dutch scheme (also known as WHOA), which is set to come into effect later this year, will offer an alternative restructuring tool to the English scheme of arrangement and U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings.  Amsterdam-based restructuring partner Sigrid Jansen and Brechje van der Velden, senior partner in Allen & Overy's Amsterdam office, join London-based restructuring partner Jennifer Marshall to discuss the main features of the Dutch scheme and how it compares to the English scheme of arrangement.  

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Publications: 12 DECEMBER 2019

What is the direction of travel of European pre-insolvency reforms?

Associates Musonda Mutati and Harini Viswanathan have authored an article for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, highlighting the differences between the European and proposed UK reforms.

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Publications: 06 NOVEMBER 2019

D&O insurance and the new BCC

Will the new BCC affect D&O insurance and to what extent?

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What impact might a 'no deal' Brexit have on cross-border insolvencies and restructurings?

Publications: 01 AUGUST 2019

What impact might a 'no deal' Brexit have on cross-border insolvencies and restructurings?

A ‘no deal’ Brexit will see key pieces of European legislation that have provided a uniform and predictable legal regime for European cross-border insolvencies and restructurings fall away (e.g the European Insolvency Regulation and the Judgments Regulation).

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