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Allen & Overy further bolsters its Restructuring and Recovery Group in Asia with key partner hire

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05 August 2019

Allen & Overy has appointed leading restructuring specialist Ian Chapman, as partner of its Asia Pacific Restructuring and Recovery Group (RRG). Regarded as one of the region’s finest distressed debt lawyers, Ian brings over three decades of frontline experience advising on many of the most complex and high profile restructurings and insolvencies in Asia.

Ian adds further firepower to Allen & Overy’s RRG, which advises on all aspects of distressed situations but has a particular sweet spot of assisting clients in dealing with complex cross-border situations. Ian has an enviable track record of restructuring publicly-owned and private companies across the region, successfully managing disparate stakeholders to build consensus and allow the rescue of multi-national debtor groups.

Prior to his appointment, Ian worked as a consultant through Peerpoint - Allen and Overy’s global platform for self directed consultant lawyers for over four years.

Ian will be based in Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office and will support the team throughout the region.

Vicki Liu, Allen & Overy’s Head of Banking in Asia, comments: “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the partnership. He will provide added depth to our outstanding Restructuring and Recovery Group and provide support to banks and bond holders in what is a growing market in Asia as we reach the top of the economic cycle.”


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