Financial Restructuring and Distressed Transactions

Utilise the firm’s restructuring capabilities, which span the full range of contemporary restructuring and distressed issues.

The nature of distressed situations means that there are often additional pressures in achieving and implementing a solution, whether through a restructuring transaction or other means of turnaround. In these cases, it is vital that legal advice is clear, pragmatic and able to be delivered according to an accelerated timeline.

The firm’s capabilities span the full range of restructuring and distressed transactions. We have capabilities across a wide range of industry types and serve a broad range of clients including financial institutions, PE houses, hedge funds and corporates.

On the transactional side, we have strong and extensive relationships which are required to get solutions to the table. We draw together expertise from across the firm’s various practice areas including corporate M&A, capital markets, tax and regulation to provide clients with comprehensive solutions to complex issues.

With distressed acquisitions, our corporate team work side by side with the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team to maximize clients’ prospects for achieving a successful acquisition. Critical to the success of our engagements is a deep understanding of insolvency laws and the ways in which these procedures can be implemented to the advantage of our clients. Whether a distressed target is acquired in classic fashion or through a formal insolvency proceeding, our collective experience enables our clients to achieve their business goals in this complex area of law.
In today’s legal market, value-added service and sophisticated advice does not just entail legal expertise. Where appropriate, we successfully put our firm’s relationships and industry knowledge to work for our clients through introductions to transaction flow and co-investment opportunities. We aim to create value for parties interesting in acquiring or disposing of financially distressed companies or assets.

USEFUL GUIDES

Creditors – Getting a Seat at the Negotiating Table

This guide aims to provide creditors with a better understanding of the legal and commercial complexities of the European restructuring market, and gives guidance on how to influence a restructuring or turnaround process in order to protect or create value for creditors.

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