Out-of-court restructuring

Kirkland makes rare US lateral hire

Kirkland & Ellis's restructuring practice has made its first lateral hire in the US for more than a decade, taking a partner from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

06 April 2021

Mayer Brown adds partner from Proskauer in New York

Mayer Brown has continued its transatlantic hiring spree with the addition of partner Lucy Kweskin from Proskauer in New York.

11 March 2021

Baker Botts hires in Houston

Texas-headquartered Baker Botts has strengthened its Houston team with the hire of a partner from Greenberg Traurig.

18 February 2021

Fourth time lucky: Cleary and Bruchou help YPF secure debt exchange

Argentine oil company YPF has secured approval from noteholders to exchange debt maturing next month, with Cleary Gottlieb and local firm Bruchou advising the company and a quartet of firms including Clifford Chance, Bomchil, Dechert and DLA Piper acting for creditor groups.

11 February 2021

Heads-Up: Khurshid Fazel at Webber Wentzel in South Africa

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“There's a lot of dry capital sitting there waiting to be used”. Head of Webber Wentzel’s restructuring and insolvency team Khurshid Fazel tells GRR about opportunities in the distressed M&A space in Africa, how her views on globalisation have changed, and why she thinks firms that commoditise parts of their offering are going to get an edge in the future.

05 February 2021

Odebrecht subsidiary completes US$3.4 billion extrajudicial restructuring

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and E.Munhoz Advogados have helped the construction services arm of Brazil’s Odebrecht close an extrajudicial restructuring for US$3.4 billion worth of New York law-governed debt.

29 January 2021

Community roundup: hires at Simmons, Dentons and Hunton Andrews Kurth, as Begbies Traynor acquisition launches it offshore

Simmons & Simmons, Dentons and Hunton Andrews Kurth have hired in London, Portland in Maine and Bangkok respectively; while Begbies Traynor has acquired insolvency advisory group CVR Global, adding its first overseas offices.

18 January 2021

Ankura hires from Goldman Sachs

Business advisory firm Ankura has strengthened its turnaround and restructuring group in New York with a new senior managing director from Goldman Sachs.

10 December 2020

White & Case hires two former Ropes & Gray co-chairs

White & Case has hired two Ropes & Gray restructuring veterans in New York and Boston, who both formerly served as co-chairs of its global restructuring practice.

08 December 2020

Brazilian senate approves long-awaited law

Brazil’s senate has approved a long-tabled bankruptcy law, which is set to introduce cross-border provisions based on the UNCITRAL Model Law to the country’s regime.

27 November 2020

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