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Luke Barefoot’s practice focuses on bankruptcy litigation, insolvency, corporate restructuring and related litigation matters, with a particular focus on cross-border and international bankruptcy disputes. Among others, Luke’s notable representations include representing the Steering Committee of bondholders in the Oi Brasil Holdings Coöperatief (Coop) Chapter 15 cases, including successful trial victory maintaining recognition of Brazilian proceeding by the US Bankruptcy Court, and entry of order by Chapter 15 court enforcing terms of Brazilian plan; representation of Odebrecht SA and its affiliates in obtaining Chapter 15 recognition of their Brazilian restructuring proceedings; Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company in exit financing facilities in the John Hammonds Trust Chapter 11 proceedings; and Overseas Shipholding Group Inc, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and successful restructuring, including successful defence and resolution of challenges to its plan of reorganisation. Luke has been recognised as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 for his corporate restructuring work. He was named a ‘Rising Star’ by Law360 and an ‘Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer’ by Turnarounds & Workouts.
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