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Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers

In coping with the impact of financial distress, stakeholders require pragmatic advice that achieves the best outcome in difficult situations.

We have a well-established reputation for advising all types of stakeholders in financially distressed situations including debtors, lenders, insolvency practitioners, boards of directors, buyers and sellers of distressed debt, and pension trustees.  This enables us to understand your position and achieve your objectives.

We have an extensive international presence to meet the increasingly international demands of restructuring. We also have particular strength in sectors such as energy, pensions, hotels and leisure, commercial real estate, professional services, investment and financial services that sets us apart from our competitors.

With more offices in Europe than any other law firm, we have an unrivalled presence which, together with our offices in the Middle East, South America and the Far East, enables us to co-ordinate complex cross-border assignments. The strength of our international network enables us to offer a fast and consistent service.

We have a dedicated restructuring and insolvency team in the UK providing English and Scots law advice. While the majority are located in London, our team also operates from our Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices, providing clients with the flexibility to have a team resourced from outside the City.

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Laura McIntosh
Laura McIntosh
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Laura is a partner in the Corporate Group with over 14 years of experience in corporate law matters. Laura specialises in M&A and private equity transactions and has acted on a large number of high...
Andrew Besser
Andrew Besser
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
With over 25 years' experience, Andrew has advised on all aspects of banking law and has particular expertise in acting for lenders and large property companies involved in complex real estate...
JulianTurner
Julian Turner
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Julian is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS London.  Julian specialises in non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters and advises corporates, banks, insolvency ...
Glen Flannery
Glen Flannery
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Glen is a Partner in our Restructuring & Insolvency team. He qualified in 2003 and became a partner in the business in 2007. Glen advises debtors, creditors, insolvency practitioners, investors in...
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Jennifer Antonelli
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Jennifer Antonelli is a Senior Associate in the banking department, specialising in restructuring and insolvency.
Timea Scholey
Timea Scholey
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Timea is a Senior Associate in the Restructuring and Insolvency team in the Banking Department, with a focus on cross-border restructurings, insolvencies and work-outs, representing institutional...
Rebecca Hennis
Rebecca Hennis
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Rebecca is an experienced member of CMS’ contentious insolvency team, which is part of the firm’s award-winning restructuring and insolvency group. As a specialist litigator, Rebecca combines tec...
Christos Christoforou
Christos Christoforou
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Christos is an Associate in the Restructuring & Insolvency team.
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Ben Alderton
As­so­ci­ate
(Qualified in New Zealand)
United Kingdom, London
Ben is an Associate in the Restructuring & Insolvency department.
Paul Hryckowiak
Paula Hryckowiak
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Paula Hryckowiak is an advocate (qualified in Poland) and Associate in Corporate and Leverage Finance Department at CMS. Before joining London office in 2018, she worked for almost 10 years in CMS...