Amanda Parra Criste

Associate, Miami



Amanda Parra Criste is an associate in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. She advises debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, ad hoc groups, and other parties in interest with respect to complex financial restructurings, both in and out of the bankruptcy court. She also has experience advising clients in connection with bankruptcy litigation, chapter 15 cases, and other cross-border insolvency matters.

Bars and Courts
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
University of Miami School of Law
Finance and Marketing
New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business


Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of ION Geophysical Corporation in the contested restructuring of over $138 million of funded debt.

Represented AlphaCredit in its financial and operational restructuring, including preparation of a chapter 11 filing and negotiations with various funded debt creditors, most notably, an ad hoc group of unsecured noteholders. As part of the Chapter 11, White & Case advised the debtors in the successful sale of their Colombian loan portfolio assets.

Represented the Ad Hoc Group of Buenos Aires Bondholders in connection with the Province of Buenos Aires' restructuring of US$7.1 billion of external debt.

Represented the independent director in the chapter 11 cases of the Zohar Funds.

Represented Occidental Petroleum and its affiliates who are counterparties to various contracts with Sanchez Energy Corp. and its subsidiaries arising from Anadarko's (now owned by Occidental) 2017 sale of various exploration and production assets in the Comanche area of South Texas to Sanchez and several other oil and gas operators.

Represented Oaktree Capital Management and Canyon Capital Advisors in the comprehensive restructuring of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., owner and manager of a national portfolio of market-dominant properties malls and shopping centers.

Represented Joerns WoundCo Holdings, Inc. and its affiliated debtors in their expedited prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization that resulted in a balance sheet deleveraging of more than $320 million through a conversion of prepetition debt to equity and a $40 million new money exit facility.

Represented ad hoc group of first lien lenders in connection with out-of-court debt to equity restructuring.*

Represented media and entertainment company with the out-of-court restructuring of its senior secured notes.*

Represented Nissan Motor Co., Ltd in connection with the global restructuring and chapter 11 cases of Takata Corporation.*

Represented equity holders in connection with bankruptcy litigation relating to CS Mining.*

Represented secured creditor and bidder in connection with the successful purchase of copper mine via section 363 sale.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case