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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.

Our Global Restructuring team. Paving the way.

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Publications: 31 March 2023

Credit defaults: practical tips when pressing the accelerator

In this article, experts from our Restructuring and Litigation groups consider the practical steps and considerations when a creditor is faced with a potential event of default under their contracts.…

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Publications: 09 March 2023

Allen & Overy contributes to the Annual Review of Insolvency Law

Allen & Overy was pleased to partner with the ARIL Society on the 20th edition of the Annual Review of Insolvency Law (ARIL) on the article “Putting it in Reverse: A Possible Path to Chapter 15…

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Publications: 21 December 2022

Harmonising EU Insolvency: perspectives from France, Germany and the Netherlands

The European Commission has proposed a new directive harmonising certain aspects of insolvency law. Proposals on clawback, pre-packs and directors' duties (among others) will be of interest to…

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Publications: 08 July 2021

Carve-out deals likely to increase after Covid-19

Carve-out and spin-off deals are likely to accelerate as companies emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Increasingly, companies are looking at alternative strategies to boost their competitiveness,…

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