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Long-time PwC partner Russell Downs has left the Big Four firm to launch his own restructuring boutique in London, telling GRR he expects to see an increase in insolvency proceedings as a result of Western sanctions on Russia.
30 March 2022
UK corporates experienced the highest levels of relative distress in Europe during the pandemic, a new study from Weil Gotshal & Manges has found, with liquidity pressures now rising as governments roll back financial stimulus measures.
16 December 2021
English law offers greater protection in insolvency than any other through its trio of “super-priority claims”, argues Philip Wood CBE QC, a special global counsel at Allen & Overy, visiting fellow at Cambridge, author and adviser to lobbying group LegalUK.
19 November 2021
Former Freshfields colleagues Adam Gallagher and James Watson are reuniting to establish Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s first European restructuring practice.
04 February 2021
Kuala Lumpur-based Lim Chee Wee Partnership is acting for leasing company BOC Aviation in its efforts to derail Malaysian airline AirAsia X's scheme of arrangement – while Indonesia’s Lion Air is facing a bankruptcy application and Japan’s ANA Holdings has announced a number of cost-cutting measures.
27 October 2020
London-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has settled a US$2.7 billion lawsuit with its former subsidiary, Paragon Offshore, clearing the way for its Chapter 11 restructuring.
19 October 2020
A court in London has convened a single meeting of creditors for a scheme of arrangement restructuring US$1.9 billion of international oil and gas drilling company KCA Deutag's debt - after asking its counsel to be cautious of increasing work fees.
15 October 2020
Five lawyers with restructuring experience have been promoted to partners in White & Case's London, New York, Frankfurt and Paris offices, effective from January 2021.
12 October 2020
A former Ropes & Gray and Baker McKenzie partner with credits on the restructuring of South African retail group Steinhoff’s UK arm, has joined Brown Rudnick.
21 September 2020
Greenberg Traurig has hired former co-head of Baker McKenzie’s global restructuring practice Ian Jack as a shareholder in its London office.
17 March 2020
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