Lauren Shumejda

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A counsel in the bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation department, Lauren focuses on all aspects of corporate reorganisations and bankruptcies. She has extensive experience in both the debtor and creditor side of complex Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings, as well as in complex litigation matters arising out of bankruptcy.Lauren’s recent debtor representations include: certain subsidiaries of CGG SA in their pre-negotiated Chapter 11 cases through concurrent restructuring proceedings in France and the United States; Foresight Energy LP, a US thermal coal producer and marketer, and its subsidiaries in connection with an out-of-court restructuring; and Walter Energy, Inc, a leading producer and exporter of metallurgical coal, in all aspects of its Chapter 11 case. Recent noteworthy creditor-side representations include advising: an affiliate of KKR in its acquisition of Angelica Corporation, a Georgia-based provider of textile rental and linen management services to the US healthcare market; an informal noteholder committee and the post-petition lenders of Linc USA GP, a US oil and gas explorer and producer, in the company’s prepetition restructuring efforts and subsequent Chapter 11 case; and an informal noteholder committee and the post-petition lenders of Xinergy Corp, a US coal producer, in the company’s prepetition restructuring efforts and subsequent Chapter 11 case.

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