Dr. Viktor Braun | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Viktor Braun
 Viktor Braun

Dr. Viktor Braun

Associate, London

T +44 207 532 1253

E viktor.braun@whitecase.com

Overview

Viktor is an associate in the Firm's Banking group in London and focuses on financial restructurings and insolvency.

Viktor's experience includes advising international banks, corporations and administrators on cross-border insolvencies, financial and corporate restructurings and administrations.

Prior to joining White & Case Viktor worked in the London office of a leading international law firm and at a turnaround consultancy in Germany.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor (England and Wales)
  • Attorney-at-Law, New York

Education

  • BA (Hons), Law and Business, University of Warwick
  • LLM, Commercial Law, London School of Economics
  • Dr rer pol, Hamburg University of Technology

Languages

  • German
  • Spanish

Experience

Torm

Advised a group of key lenders on the USD 1.4 bn restructuring of Torm A/S, a Danish shipping company, by way of a scheme of arrangement. The restructuring involved a mandatory write-down of debt in return for warrants, an optional exchange of debt into shares, an asset contribution by Oaktree (in exchange for the majority of shares in TORM) and the provision of a new working capital facility.

DTEK

Advised the Bank of New York Mellon as note trustee in connection with the restructuring of $200m of senior notes issued by DTEK, a Ukranian energy group.

NWR

Advised mining company New World Resources on its comprehensive, cross-border balance sheet restructuring (including a UK Scheme of Arrangement, a Rights Issue and a Placing on the London, Warsaw and Prague Stock Exchanges), which won "2014 Industrial Goods and Basic Resources Deal of the Year" at M&A Advisor's Turnaround Awards.

Publications

  • DTEK scheme sanctioned on the basis of a change of governing law of New York law bonds, White & Case LLP Client Alert, May 2015 (co-author)