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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Versatile group, well equipped to tackle Chapter 11 restructurings for its global clientele. Acts for the full spectrum of stakeholders including creditors, debtors and boards of directors, with significant expertise in representing private equity clients and their portfolio companies in a variety of distressed situations. Notable experience with energy-related bankruptcies.

Strengths

"It is a responsive and commercial team," comments a client, adding that "they hit the right notes and do high-quality work on litigation as well."

According to another interviewee: "They have a number of younger, up-and-coming talents and are really trusted advisers in difficult and challenging situations."

Work highlights

Represented Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (as co-sponsor with Ares Management) of Neiman Marcus in its out-of-court debt restructuring and Neiman's successful Chapter 11 reorganization.

Notable practitioners

Natasha Labovitz has a broad practice, covering areas including litigation, Chapter 11 and bankruptcy-related transactions.
"She has encyclopedic knowledge of bankruptcy." "Natasha Labovitz is a superstar bankruptcy attorney. She is incredibly effective in negotiations and is able to cut through complicated issues." "She is incredibly adept at reading a situation and understanding the various options available. She is insightful and brings lots of experience to the table."

Sidney Levinson is noted for his skilled handling of bankruptcy proceedings. He regularly represents lenders, bondholders and noteholders in restructurings, with particular expertise in the energy and retail sectors.
"He is a nice balance of being tough and commercial." "A seasoned bankruptcy expert."

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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919 Third Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10022

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Natasha Labovitz
Band 3
Sidney P Levinson
Band 4