Riaz Janjuah focuses on complex financial restructuring and insolvency law. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cross-border financial restructurings and in-court reorganizations of German and international companies.
His clients also benefit from his experience of restructurings which have reached successful conclusions out-of-court, through the use of plans of reorganization and UK schemes of arrangement.
Prior to joining White & Case in 2014, Riaz worked for another leading international law firm.
Norddeutsche Landesbank, Bayerische Landesbank, NRW.Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, 2015
He advised the Steering Committee (Norddeutsche Landesbank, Bayerische Landesbank, NRW.Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale) on the financial restructuring of ENERVIE Group.
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Commerzbank AG, Bayerische Landesbank and Norddeutsche Landesbank, 2014
He advised the Steering Committee (Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Commerzbank AG, Bayerische Landesbank and Norddeutsche Landesbank) in connection with the financial restructuring of Scholz AG, a leading international metal recycling company.
Financial institution, ongoing
Advising a leading bank in the negotiations and documentation of the restructuring of a major German ship-owning and ship management company involving the financial restructuring of indebtedness exceeding EUR 1 bn.
Amtek – Group, 2013*
Riaz advised on the acquisition and restructuring of automotive supplier Neumayer Tekfor.
Off-shore wind park provider, 2011 – 2014*
Riaz represented an off-shore wind park provider on its financial and corporate restructuring.
Senior lenders to international eyeglass manufacturer, 2010*
He advised the senior lender steering committee in the financial restructuring of a global eyeglass manufacturer.
Latin American shipping company, 2010*
Riaz advised one of the largest shipping companies in Latin America on its financial restructuring.
*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.
New Rules and New Opportunities for Distressed Investors, Financial Yearbook Germany/EU 2016, pp. 97-102 , (Neue Spielregeln und Chancen für Distressed Investoren) (co-author with Leila Röder and Martin Heidrich)
Addressing the challenges of group insolvencies in Germany: to the European standard and beyond, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, pp. 92 – 94, June 2013, (co-author with Marvin Knapp)
Will German law and reform bring an end to administrators' 'license to kill' licenses?, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, pp. 89 – 92, December 2012 / January 2013, (co-author with Marvin Knapp)
The new German bond regulation – Germany catches up on bond restructurings, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, p. 32 et seq., February 2010, (co-author with Marvin Knapp)
Germany’s reaction to the financial crisis – bank bailout package and over-indebtedness bankruptcy test changes, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, p. 30 et seq., March 2009
In order to modernize the German restructuring law - a contribution to the current debate about the need to reform the German insolvency law, ZIP, Special edition to issue number 3, p. 1, 2008, (Zur Modernisierung des deutschen Sanierungsrechts – Ein Beitrag zur aktuellen Diskussion über die Reformbedürftigkeit des deutschen Insolvenzrechts) (co-author with Dr. Lars Westpfahl)
Leading Individual: Restructuring and Insolvency – Restructuring, The Legal 500 EMEA 2023, Germany
Best Lawyer Germany in Restructuring and Insolvency Law, Handelsblatt 2018-2023
Leading Individual: Restructuring, WirtschaftsWoche Top-Kanzleien 2019
Leading Lawyer: Chambers Europe 2018
Restructuring and Insolvency - Germany