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Insolvency & Restructuring


The Insolvency and Restructuring team of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has a very practical approach to insolvency judicial and extrajudicial phenomena. Insolvency and restructuring are for us not the end, but the starting of something. We have a team with a wide experience in this area, who does well know the process and who looks for the solutions that better serve our clients’ needs.

The follow-up we assure is, in several cases, complemented with the recourse to other areas developed at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut referring to the issue in question, with the purpose of providing a solution adequate to each real case, thereby contemplating all rationale of our clients’ economical activity.

We are particularly capable to assist our clients in:

  • Extrajudicial restructuring and renegotiations of debts or within the ambit of a special conciliation procedure by IAPMEI
  • Legal assistance in insolvency judicial proceedings, including the assistance in the draft of recovery plans and recourse to protective orders in insolvency
  • Legal representation of multi creditors
  • Participation and attendance in creditors’ committees
  • Acquisition and management of distressed assets and non performing loans
  • Advice in cross-border insolvencies, notably in regard to the resolution of businesses by the insolvency administrator



The great advantages of the team are its accessibility and that the lawyers have notable knowledge of the insurance market.
Chambers & Partners 2017
Highly regarded practice, well known for handling contentious matters in the sector. Sources acknowledge the efficiency of the team and "their vast knowledge" adding that the "lawyers have a good background in the area".
Chambers & Partners 2017
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