Bast Amron LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Litigation boutique with an impressive bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Punches above its weight in its representation of debtors, creditors, creditors' committees and fiduciaries. Advises on a strong mix of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings, as well as directors' and officers' liability matters. Sector-specific experience pertaining to the technology, energy and chemicals industries, among others. Frequently engaged by non-US clients for cross-border mandates.

Strengths Clients report: "They're very responsive and get all necessary information to us instantaneously."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to the receiver for Sebco International, playing a lead role in negotiating a global resolution to a long-running shareholder dispute involving multiple claims and counterclaims.

Notable practitioners

Brett Amron is held in high regard for his extensive handling of contentious insolvency matters, including judicial bankruptcy proceedings. He acts on behalf of diverse parties, including debtors-in-possession, trustees and receivers, fielding wider commercial litigation experience at trial and appellate level.

Jeffrey Bast "is an excellent lawyer with broad experience," reports a source, adding: "He's been involved in a lot of international issues and handled them beautifully." He acts for both debtors and creditors' committees in Chapter 11 proceedings, as well as handling related litigation and advising on complex workouts.

Scott Brown comes recommended for his notable fiduciary representation practice, while also handling broader reorganization and creditors' rights issues. Interviewees describe him as a "very, very good bankruptcy trustee," praising his experience in this role as well as his wider capabilities.