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Restructuring & Insolvency

United Kingdom

Our dedicated team of restructuring and insolvency lawyers in England and Scotland advises all types of stakeholders involved in, or impacted by, financial restructuring and corporate insolvency situations.

What we do

We provide pragmatic, business-focused advice and guidance to our clients. We have a strong track record of advising a broad spectrum of clients on national and international restructuring and insolvency. Successfully navigating what is often a complex landscape calls for creative and bold solutions from experienced practitioners. We understand the legal and business drivers involved when a company gets into financial difficulties and we have the technical skills and expertise to help achieve the best possible outcome.

Our clients

Our clients include banks, listed and privately-owned companies, distressed debt funds, financial advisors, pension scheme trustees, the pension protection fund, insurance companies, insolvency office-holders, regulatory bodies, turnaround specialists and boards of directors.

Bench strength and global reach

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.

Sector expertise

Differentiated by world-class sector expertise in six core sectors – energy, financial services, infrastructure & projects, life sciences & healthcare, real estate and technology, media & telecommunications.

Seamless, integrated service

Where required, as it often is on these types of mandates, we draw upon and benefit from the experience of lawyers across wider practice areas, including litigation, real estate, employment, intellectual property, capital markets, tax and pensions, to complement our core restructuring offering.

Industry recognition

Our team have been recognised as ‘Restructuring Team of the Year 2018’ by the Legal Business Awards and ‘Insolvency law firm of the year 2018’ by the TRI Awards.

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