Chris Howard is head of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s European restructuring practice and a leader in cross-border restructuring. Mr Howard, who joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 2013 as a rare lateral hire, has extensive experience working across a multitude of jurisdictions in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. He is qualified in England and New York, where he is a member of the New York Bar, reflecting S&C’s ability to provide seamless one-stop advice on UK and US restructuring solutions. Mr Howard regularly advises international corporations, investment and commercial banks and financial sponsors on groundbreaking corporate restructurings, leveraged financings and distressed investments, and is consistently ranked in the top tier in Chambers for restructuring and insolvency. He is also the author of the leading text, Howard and Hedger: Restructuring Law and Practice and in 2016 he was the contributing editor of Chambers Global Insolvency Practice Guide, a compendium of insolvency and restructuring guides for 30 major jurisdictions.