Our Financial Restructuring group has extensive experience representing sophisticated financial institutions in complex bankruptcy matters. The team is regularly sought out to advise on a number of high-stakes, high-profile restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters worldwide. Unique in the industry, our practice covers committee-side, debtor-side and bank-side work. We have cemented our reputation as a major player in this arena over the past few years, with instructions on a raft of complex and unique matters, including international bankruptcies, debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing and exit financing transactions.
The group includes debt finance, litigation and tax practitioners who have built an extraordinary reputation by devising creative solutions as clients navigate a global economy with innovative ways of lending and moving capital. We are also adept at deploying targeted and high-impact litigation strategies, often involving ground-breaking areas of the law, to help our clients with multidimensional negotiations.
Restructuring Team of the YearBritish Legal Awards
"Very good at getting deals done quickly and on time"Chambers USA
Commended for innovative work in Capital Trust's restructuringFinancial Times
Representing the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and other instrumentalities in the largest municipal restructuring ever attempted under U.S. law.
Advised GCX Limited in its successful chapter 11 restructuring of over $1B in liabilities.
Represented Cred Inc. in the first bankruptcy in the U.S. involving a cryptocurrency business.
Advising an Ad Hoc Group of Secured Noteholders of Avianca Holdings, developing a novel structure to allow the noteholders to participate in the $2B DIP financing.
Representing MUFG Union Bank in relation to Chesapeake Energy’s USD10+ billion bankruptcy.
Innovative Thinking and Tailored Solutions
Our experienced lawyers have handled some of the most significant restructurings throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia, providing tailored solutions to address our clients’ business priorities.
We have represented clients such as Morgan Stanley, RBC, UBS, and Wells Fargo as agents and first lien lenders on exit and debtor-in-possession lending transactions. We also regularly advise financial institutions, private equity, and hedge funds in the acquisition of distressed assets.
Our wide-ranging experience spans a range of key industries, including energy, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, retail, restaurants, telecommunications, media, and technology.