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Emanuel Grillo


New York

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Emanuel Grillo


New York

Manny is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring Practice and represents troubled companies, secured and unsecured creditors, court-appointed trustees, and other stakeholders, including official and ad hoc committees of creditors and equity sponsors in large complex restructurings.

He also represents sellers and purchasers in distressed merger and asset dispositions. His practice encompasses both out-of-court debt restructurings and exchange transactions, and the reorganization and liquidation of financially distressed businesses under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Manny’s restructuring experience extends across a broad array of industries including energy and power companies; commercial real estate and hospitality properties and portfolios; technology, media and telecom businesses; airlines; healthcare providers; financial services firms; and other industries.

Manny regularly advises lenders, investment funds, sponsors and other financial institutions regarding insolvency and restructuring matters in complex financings and securitizations. He negotiates distressed financing transactions, including debtor in possession loans on behalf of both lenders and borrowers and litigates contested confirmation and financing matters, as well as avoidance actions and lender liability claims.

From time to time, he has represented clients in internal investigation matters and commercial litigation involving notes, indentures, and other financial instruments in both state and federal courts.

Manny participates in a number of industry and civic activities including the American Bankruptcy Institute, Volunteers of Legal Services in New York City, and the Chapter 11 Complex Case Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Texas. He also recently served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Law360.

Prior to joining Allen & Overy, he was the head of the Financial Restructuring practice at Baker Botts LLP.

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Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, 1992


J.D., Fordham University School of Law, Moot Court Board, 1991

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, Landegger Certificate in International Business Diplomacy, 1988

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