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Dechert LLP

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

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What the team is known for

Diverse practice handling the full spectrum of representations, excelling for both creditor and debtor-side clients. Undertakes a large volume of cases with a cross-border element, and regularly features on highly litigious deals. Also known for its strength in advisory work concerning CMBS loan restructurings and large CMBS bankruptcies.

Strengths

One source reports: "The team has significant experience in bankruptcy litigation and all the professionals are all highly technically knowledgeable. The Dechert team has experience working on both US and Latin American cases and they are capable of navigating their clients through diverse cultures and business practices."

Another comments: "We go to them because they have a deep bench, experts in every area and they're responsive."

Work highlights

Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of LATAM Airlines and its affiliates.

Notable practitioners

Allan Brilliant regularly handles cross-border bankruptcy matters and offers notable experience in both Chapter 11 and 15 cases.
"He is extremely commercial and has a strong strategic mind." "He provides sharp and fast answers and is a strategic thinker with significant experience." "He is absolutely the best lawyer in the business when it comes to cross-border issues in complex international reorganizations."

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Overview

Dechert’s financial restructuring group has across-the-board experience representing creditors, investors and troubled companies in all types of in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters. The practice represents clients in highly sophisticated, precedent-setting matters and holds substantial market share of the largest and most complicated deals.

The group handles:

  • Representation of ad hoc and official committees of creditors, lenders and noteholders.
  • Representation of agents, indenture trustees, shareholders and other significant parties.
  • Representation of distressed companies in restructurings and workouts, reorganizations, recapitalizations and other transactions.
  • Representation of investors of distressed assets and debt.
  • Distressed lending and debt trading.
  • Distressed mergers and acquisitions.
  • Debt financing for acquirers of distressed businesses.
  • Bankruptcy planning and litigation.

A hallmark of the practice is its experience as counsel to creditors’ committees and other critical stakeholders. Our lawyers know how to synchronize creditors’ interests and build consensus to maximize recovery, in local and cross-border matters.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Dechert LLP

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Department location

1095 Avenue of the Americas

New York

New York

USA

NY 10036-6797

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Allan S Brilliant
Band 3