Allen & Overy LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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What the team is known for Advances to a top-tier position owing to its impressive offerings across the UK, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland, as well as having a notable presence in Germany and Russia. Boasts a particularly strong creditor-side practice and is a popular choice among banks. Also houses strong debtor-side capabilities. Advises on the full spectrum of matters, with strong expertise in insolvency-related litigation. Regularly handles significant international matters and shows expertise in enforcement plans.

Strengths A source enthuses: "They were professional, very calm and consistent in their delivery. They are very pleasant people to work with and they remained calm throughout a very stressful situation."

A client adds that the lawyers are "pleasant to work with, knowledgeable, proactive in leading the process and very good."

Notable practitioners

Ian Field leads the firm's global restructuring practice from London. Other key contacts are Peter Hoegen in Frankfurt and Sigrid Jansen in Amsterdam.