Luc Despins is chair of the Global Restructuring practice and a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office.
Mr. Despins is a bankruptcy practitioner with over 30 years of experience representing debtors and creditors in some of the most high profile and complex restructuring matters. He is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading financial restructuring lawyers and has been cited on numerous occasions for his role in major bankruptcies.
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2019
May 01, 2019
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2018
May 11, 2018
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2017
June 05, 2017
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2016
June 08, 2016
Paul Hastings Continues to Grow in London with Addition of Leading Restructuring and Debt Finance Partner David Ereira
November 18, 2015
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2015
May 20, 2015
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
May 27, 2014
Paul Hastings Represents Shunfeng Photovoltaic in its Acquisition of Wuxi Suntech
May 05, 2014
Paul Hastings Adds Prominent Restructuring Partner in New York
March 12, 2014
Paul Hastings Advises Ventura Capital Privado S.A. de CV in the Takeover and Restructuring of Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V.
October 18, 2013
Paul Hastings Advises Furniture Brands International in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
September 10, 2013
Paul Hastings Represents Quebec Government and Victims of Railway Disaster in connection with Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
August 28, 2013
Paul Hastings Extensive Practice Strength Highlighted in The Legal 500 United States 2013
June 05, 2013
Paul Hastings Employment Practice Honored with Chambers ''Award for Excellence'' and Firms Leading Practices and Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA 2013
May 27, 2013
Paul Hastings Excels in Chambers USA 2012 Guide
June 07, 2012
Paul Hastings Represents Cetero Research in Bankruptcy Restructuring
March 26, 2012
Paul Hastings Excels in Chambers USA 2011 Guide
June 10, 2011
Paul Hastings Soars in 2011 Edition of Legal 500 US
June 01, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Capital Trust in Debt Restructuring
April 05, 2011
Paul Hastings Earns Top Marks in Chambers 2011 Global Guide
March 21, 2011
Best Lawyers Names 91 Lawyers to 2011 Edition of Rankings
August 16, 2010
Paul Hastings Garners Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2010 Guide
June 14, 2010
Paul Hastings Excels in 2010 Edition of Legal 500 US
June 07, 2010
Paul Hastings Climbs the Ranks in Chambers 2010 Global Guide
April 28, 2010
Paul Hastings Advises Dubai World on Agreements for Completion of CityCenter
May 07, 2009
Triumph for Trademark Licensees: Supreme Court Says Right to Use Trademarks Following Debtor’s Rejection of Licensing Agreement Is Determined By Non-Bankruptcy Law
May 29, 2019
Are Buyers of Assets Acquired from Debtors in Section 363 Bankruptcy Sales Protected from Product Liability Claims?
July 27, 2016
Delaware Bankruptcy Court Refuses to Dismiss Chapter 11 Case Despite Existence of Secured Lender’s “Golden Share” in Debtor’s Delaware LLC Agreement: Could Bankruptcy-Remote Structures Be at Risk?
June 16, 2016
APCOA Parking: Can the Amendment of Governing Law Provisions in Finance Documentation Provide a Global Gateway to U.K. Schemes of Arrangement?
April 25, 2014
Back to the Future: Appeals Court Lets Bankruptcy Court Decide State Law Claims
August 26, 2013
Delaware Bankruptcy Court in In re School Specialty Affirms Lenders Ability to Recover 37 Percent Make-Whole Premium as Part of Its Secured Claim
April 29, 2013
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York Holds That a UCC-3 Filing Without Authorization is No Filing At All
March 28, 2013
Fifth Circuit Decision May Reignite Debate On Artificial Impairment In Engineering A Cramdown Plan Of Reorganization
March 06, 2013
To Confirm or Not to Confirm? Third Circuit Rules That Bankruptcy Court May Determine at Disclosure Statement Stage That a Chapter 11 Plan Is Patently Unconfirmable
July 30, 2012
This Trend May Not Be Your Friend: Could Catalyst Paper Spawn a New Breed of Chapter 15 Cases for U.S. Debtors?
April 02, 2012
The Saga of a Secured Lenders Right to Credit Bid Continues - Seventh Circuit Rejects Third Circuit Approach and Upholds Secured Lenders Right to Credit Bid in Sale Pursuant to a Bankruptcy Plan
June 30, 2011
Game Changer: Second Circuit Finds Gifting By Secured Creditor to Old Equity Pursuant to Chapter 11 Plan Violates Absolute Priority Rule
February 09, 2011
Aftermath and Revival: Developments in Distressed Debt Acquisition and Revival of Real Estate Debt Markets
October 01, 2010
Third Circuit Finds No Absolute Right To Credit Bid By A Secured Lender
March 25, 2010
Recognized by Chambers USA 2019
Chambers USA 2019: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business listed the firm in 44 practice areas and named 107 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
April 26, 2019
Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
Chambers USA 2018: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business listed the firm in 45 research areas and named 112 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
May 15, 2018
Recognized by Chambers USA 2017
Chambers USA 2017: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named 46 of the firm’s practice areas and 112 individuals to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
June 05, 2017
Recognized by Chambers USA 2016
Chambers USA 2016: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named 47 of the firm’s practice areas and 112 individuals to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
June 08, 2016
Practical Law Company II
Practical Law Company Which Lawyer? has honored the Paul Hastings Restructuring and Insolvency practice as a "leading" practice in Italy and a "recommended" practice in Atlanta, GA. PLC has recommended the following Paul Hastings Restructuring and Insolvency lawyers: Jesse Austin, Bruno Cova, and Luc Despins.
May 26, 2010
Legal Media Group
Legal Media Group has recognized Luc Despins, Kevin Fisher and Paul Harner as three of the year's Leading Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyers.
May 24, 2010