Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
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Restructuring and Insolvency

Our highly experienced restructuring and insolvency team offers a national and cross-border advisory service to a range of lenders, investors, creditors, institutional landlords, corporates and insolvency officeholders. 

What we do

  • We advise on the full spectrum of issues that arise from corporate distress, whether it be formal or informal restructuring, investment recovery, turnaround, enforcement, formal insolvency, distressed debt disposal and acquisition, risk management and insolvency litigation;
  • We take a multi-disciplinary approach in order to best meet our clients' needs by bringing together specialist lawyers from our M&A, employment, tax, real estate, dispute resolution, banking and finance teams;
  • We support international corporates in respect of their interests in restructurings/insolvencies in England/Wales, whether it be distressed debt, supply issues, group restructurings, insolvent subsidiaries or acquisitions by accelerated M&A, or through a formal process;
  • We have specialist insolvency litigators who are involved in high value antecedent and fraud claims, often with an international dimension. We advise on asset tracing, recovery, investigation and enforcement of cross-border judgments;
  • We support our insolvency officeholder clients in corporate trading and disposal issues following formal appointment, giving strategic advice aimed at maximising stakeholder returns;
  • We give advice to secured lenders on non-performing loans, security reviews, security enhancement and prioritisation and help shape enforcement strategy.

What we are known for

We have a deep understanding of what drives a successful outcome from the challenges of a distressed corporate situation. We marry a commercial approach with in-depth knowledge of the restructuring and insolvency regimes. Our expertise underpins our reputation for exceptional client care.

Detailed elements of our services

  • Tailored strategic advice
  • Contentious and non-contentious insolvency expertise
  • Restructuring advice
  • International capability
  • Experienced team delivering exceptional client care
  • International capability
  • Cross-sector experience
  • Fully integrated solution seminars
  • Workshops and training can also maximise your credit control team's effectiveness

What our clients say

'Interviewees praise the team as "absolutely superb," adding that its lawyers are "a breath of fresh air in relation to how they adapt themselves to a changing market".' Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Edition, Restructuring and Insolvency, South West

"We find them superb, not just in knowledge of the law but in delivery." Chambers and Partners UK 2017 Edition, Restructuring and Insolvency, Bristol

"They are our go-to team when we need insolvency advice." Chambers and Partners UK 2017 Edition, Restructuring and Insolvency, Bristol

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