Financial Restructuring and Insolvency


Clients who appoint us on financial restructuring and insolvency matters want a recognized leader in complex insolvencies and workouts. We offer our clients a substantial and inter-connected team with "on the ground" resources in all key jurisdictions.

We regularly represent multinational corporations in simultaneous proceedings in virtually every corner of the world. We have deep benches of US, European and UK practitioners, as well as strong support in Latin America, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

The breadth of our industry experience matches our global reach. We have been involved in restructuring and bankruptcy matters for clients in a wide range of sectors, including the automotive, aviation, energy, financial services, mining & metals, publishing, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, shipping, sports and entertainment, sovereigns, technology and telecoms industries.


Comprehensive FRI offering

Our practice represents clients across all aspects of restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters, including both transactional and litigation matters. Our offering covers the full spectrum of the distressed continuum, advising clients on all aspects of corporate and financial restructurings through to Chapter 11 proceedings. When working on clients' complex restructuring and bankruptcy deals, we are able to draw on the expertise of lawyers from our other global practices, including M&A, Litigation, Bank Finance, Tax and Regulatory, and other practices.


Unmatched problem solving and strategic thinking

Our experience is unsurpassed. We have a long track record of advising debtors, creditors and distressed investors in all parts of the capital structure. Having worked for and opposite various stakeholders over a number of years and across varied situations, we have a deep understanding of how certain stakeholders will operate through the distressed continuum.

Our team of experienced senior lawyers take the lead in the negotiation, implementation and delivery of complex restructuring solutions to get the best outcome for our clients. We are the go-to team for clients who need a law firm to hit the ground running – and to represent them with passion and tenacity.


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Restructuring Deal of the Year in relation to the Constellation Oil Services restructuring 
IFLR Americas Awards 2020

Ranked #2 globally for cross-border restructurings and insolvencies
"Innovation in cross-border restructuring and insolvency" award in relation to the Noble Group restructuring
"Cross-border cooperation in a specific restructuring or insolvency matter" award in relation to the Oi restructuring
Global Restructuring Review (GRR) 2019

Global Legal Award in the Finance category in relation to the Seadrill restructuring
American Lawyer Industry Awards 2019

Restructuring Deal of the Year in relation to the Oi restructuring
Restructuring Firm of the Year
IFLR Americas Awards 2019

Restructuring Deal of the Year in relation to the Noble restructuring
IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2019

Global Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
Turnaround of the Year (over US$10 billion) in relation to the Oi restructuring
Cross Border Turnaround of the Year (over US$5 billion) in relation to the Seadrill restructuring
Turnaround Atlas Awards 2019

Global Finance Deal of the Year in relation to the Oi restructuring
American Lawyer 2018

Commendation for Managing Complexity and Scale in relation to the Oi restructuring
FT Innovative Lawyers North America 2018

Restructuring of the Year in relation to the Oi restructuring
Latin Finance 2018

M&A Deal of the Year in relation to Sempra Energy's acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp and its subsidiary Energy Future Intermediate Holding Company
The Deal 2018

Most Innovative US Law Firm in Europe
IFLR Europe Awards 2018