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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

Allen & Overy acting as global legal adviser to the French state on its Covid-19 financial support package to strategic companies

News: 22 MAY 2020

A&O advising the French state on its Covid-19 financial support package to strategic companies

Allen & Overy has been appointed as the global legal adviser to the French state as it implements exceptional measures aimed at supporting strategic companies in the country through the Covid-19…

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Publications: 15 MAY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus update: an overview of European Commission State aid decisions – Updated 15 May 2020

Under State aid rules, UK and EEA Member State governments may not generally provide selective assistance to businesses without prior approval from the European Commission (EC). This includes…

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Publications: 14 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – Bondholder meetings in the time of Covid-19: virtually ok?

With Covid-19 restrictions around the world affecting the holding of physical bondholder meetings, we explain our analysis and suggested approach to virtual attendance at these meetings by way of…

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Publications: 06 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: 10 key points for effective contingency planning

Covid-19 coronavirus is at the top of the agenda for businesses globally, for good reason. Here are 10 key points to consider to ensure your business is fully prepared.

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