Home / Expertise / Banking & Finance / Restructuring & Insolvency / Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers

Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers

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

Our dedicated team of restructuring and insolvency lawyers in England and Scotland advises all types of stakeholder involved in, or impacted by, financial restructuring and corporate insolvency situations. We provide pragmatic, commercial, business-focused advice and guidance to clients facing distressed and special situations, in the UK and internationally. Successfully navigating what is often a complex landscape calls for creative and bold solutions from experienced practitioners and a deep understanding of a client’s business and its stakeholders’ expectations. We understand the legal and business drivers involved when a company experiences financial difficulties and we have the technical skills and expertise to help achieve the best possible outcome.

Our clients include banks, listed and privately-owned companies, distressed debt funds, financial advisors, investment funds, private equity and other lender clients, pension scheme trustees, the Pension Protection Fund, insurance companies, insolvency office-holders, regulatory bodies, turnaround specialists and boards of directors.

As the largest law firm in Europe and sixth largest law firm globally, our team has the experience and firepower to deliver successful outcomes for clients, wherever they do business. Few competitors can match the strength of our global platform. We can quickly mobilise a team of international experts from a range of legal disciplines, tailored to your specific needs.

Read more Read less
 
Office


Language spoken








Level





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 financings...
Martin Brown
Martin Brown
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Martin Brown has over 18 years’ experience of advising lenders, borrowers and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of financial restructurings and non-litigious aspects of formal insolvency proceedings...
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 distressed...
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 value...
Emma Riddle
Emma Riddle
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Emma Riddle is a partner in our international Finance practice, specialising in restructuring and insolvency. Emma joined CMS in 2010 and relocated to Rio in 2015.Emma has experience acting for creditors...
Timea Scholey
Timea Scholey
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Timea Scholey is a partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency team, with significant experience in both cross-border and UK restructurings, insolvencies and work-outs, representing a variety of stakeholders...
Peter Wiltshire
Peter Wiltshire
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Peter Wiltshire has been with CMS for nearly 30 years and has worked in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency team since qualifying in 1990.He advises on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency...
Rebecca Hennis
Rebecca Hennis
Of Coun­sel
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 technical...
Kelly Rothwell
Kelly Rothwell
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, London
Kelly Rothwell is Of Counsel in the Restructuring & Insolvency Team at CMS.  Kelly has extensive experience in advising, among others, banks, funds, investors, borrowers and insolvency practitioners...
Jennifer Antonelli
Jennifer Antonelli
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Jennifer Antonelli is a Senior Associate in the banking department, specialising in restructuring and insolvency.