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CMS

Restructuring/Insolvency

2 ranked lawyersBand 4London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Popular option for creditors, including clearing banks and alternative funders. Full-service department offering expertise across the gamut of restructuring and insolvency. Skilfully handles the acquisition and disposal of distressed loan portfolios, as well as advising on pension scheme matters. Stands out for its expert handling of distressed situations in the energy sector, while other industry specialisms include professional services, hotels and real estate.

Strengths

Sources say: "CMS are excellent - they have a well-integrated finance team and a good cross-border practice."

Work highlights

Advised Hilding Anders on the stressed sale of furniture business Feather & Black to RCapital.

Notable practitioners

Martin Brown is well regarded for his restructuring and insolvency practice. He has particular experience in matters involving the retail sector as well as complex pension-related issues.
"Martin is bright and responsive - he is a pleasure to work with." "Martin is a class act. He is absolutely exceptional - he reads circumstances and situations very well."

Peter Wiltshire has a wealth of experience advising lenders on corporate insolvency matters. His clients include investment and clearing banks, as well as funds and private equity houses. He is also well equipped to advise on retail CVAs.

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Martin Brown
Band 6
Peter Wiltshire
Band 5