Clifford Chance LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading pan-European practice with top-tier teams in a number of jurisdictions including Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain and the UK. Particularly active for large syndicates of lenders on significant multi-jurisdictional restructurings. Additionally, advises some debtors on both domestic and international restructuring and insolvency matters. Also handles administration matters. Offers notable experience advising clients on insolvency litigation, particularly in France and Spain. The firm's impressive client roster includes banks, large corporates and governments.

Strengths A client affirms that "there is a reason why Clifford Chance are leading the biggest restructuring cases, and that is the commercial edge that they have."

Another interviewee confirms that the team is "responsive with good quality and pragmatic advice. They do a fantastic job of document management, executing a complex matter across a large number of jurisdictions."

Notable practitioners

London-based Philip Hertz is the firm's global head of restructuring and insolvency. Iñigo Villoria in Madrid, Jelle Hofland in Amsterdam and Stefan Sax in Frankfurt are further contacts.