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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.

News & insights

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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News: 25 OCTOBER 2019

UK corporate insolvency reforms: the nuts and bolts of the future UK restructuring toolkit

The UK has for some time been considered the jurisdiction of choice for implementing large scale, and often highly complex, cross-border financial restructurings. The pre-eminence of the UK restructuring market going forward, however, is far from certain. The political and legal uncertainties surrounding BREXIT, the increased willingness of companies to pursue restructurings under Chapter 11 and the EU Preventive Restructuring Framework Directive all mean companies may abandon the UK in favour of alternative jurisdictions to restructure their debt. 

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News: 21 OCTOBER 2019

IFLR Middle East Awards 2019

On Wednesday 16 October, the annual IFLR Middle East Awards ceremony took place, with over 180 market participants and legal practitioners attending. 

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Publications: 16 JULY 2019

WHOA The new Dutch scheme

The available options to successfully restructure financially distressed, but viable businesses in the Netherlands are about to improve substantially if the Dutch government approves the draft act on the confirmation of private restructuring plans (the Wet homologatie onderhands akkoord (WHOA)) which was officially submitted to parliament on 5 July 2019.

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