Financial Restructuring and Insolvency

About

A recognized leader in financial restructuring and insolvency, White & Case guides clients through restructurings, workouts and insolvency matters worldwide. 

With local resources in all key jurisdictions, we cover the full distressed continuum, from advising on corporate and financial restructuring transactions to navigating chapter 11 proceedings, multijurisdictional insolvencies, debtor and creditor-related disputes and special situations.

We provide strategic advice on restructuring distressed businesses to maximize their value, as well as practical solutions that resolve disputes related to business failures to enable companies to continue operating and achieve the highest possible returns on their investments. When litigation becomes necessary, our lawyers put into motion strategies and remedies to obtain the greatest recoveries on claims.

 

Broad practice and industry expertise

Lawyers from our M&A, Litigation, Debt Finance, Tax, Regulatory, and other practices are available to support your restructuring and insolvency matters. 

In addition, our many decades of restructuring and bankruptcy experience spans a wide range of sectors, including: 

  • Automotive 
  • Aviation 
  • Entertainment 
  • Financial services 
  • Maritime & shipping 
  • Mining & metals 
  • Oil & gas 
  • Pharmaceuticals & healthcare 
  • Power 
  • Publishing 
  • Real estate 
  • Retail & consumer 
  • Sports 
  • Sovereigns 
  • Technology 
  • Telecommunications 

 

Unmatched problem-solving and strategic thinking

A long track record of advising – and working across from – debtors, creditors and distressed investors across all aspects of the capital structure in various situations means we have a deep understanding of how different stakeholders operate.

Armed with this knowledge, our teams of senior lawyers negotiate, implement and deliver innovative solutions to obtain the best outcomes for our clients, representing them with passion and tenacity.

 

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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