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Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

A renowned group with a strong track record acting for banks, funds and companies. Draws on the firm's expertise in finance and dispute resolution when advising on insolvency litigation and transactional matters. Continues to be relied on for international work owing to the firm's impressive global network. Particularly active in the mining, retail and infrastructure sectors. Additionally adept at handling matters in the construction, aviation, renewables and property industries, among others.

Strengths

Clients say: "Dentons is commercial with a genuine understanding of credit risk and impact. The whole team is nice to work with; it feels like a good, collaborative effort."

Interviewees say: "The client care and organisation always feels well managed and well organised, and they also have a real technical expertise; it's a bright and intellectual team that's not afraid to deal with the difficult issues."

Others note: "Dentons is a really capable firm and gives really commercial advice."

Work highlights

Acted for the special administrator of FBME Bank on a variety of matters relating to the special administration of the bank, including protecting the bank’s entitlement to bonds of value USD111 million issued by the International Bank of Azerbaijan.

Notable practitioners

Ian Fox is recognised in the market for his expertise on contentious insolvency. His wide client base includes both debtors and creditors.
"Ian Fox has a commercial approach, gives sensible, clear advice and brings a calming presence to heated situations." "Ian is very reliable, very competent technically, and also highly practical with good people skills."

Neil Griffiths focuses on insolvency disputes, with notable expertise in regard to asset tracing and fraud. He acts for a broad range of clients including lenders, corporates and administrators.
"Neil Griffiths is an industry leader in his field - a real consummate professional with high levels of commerciality." "He is a very seasoned practitioner and has a good reputation in the contentious sphere."

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Overview

The nature and profile of our Restructuring and Insolvency team ensures that we are able to adapt to challenging market conditions and support our clients in any sector or geography in which they operate.

Our dedicated core team of Restructuring and Insolvency includes lawyers with a diverse range of specialisms, including Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Corporate. This enables us to draw on bespoke teams as and when required, whether for long-running mandates or time-critical instructions. Depending on the nature of the matter, our work is generally partner-led and we are known for our user-friendliness.

Our team works in tandem within Dentons' sector groups to tailor advice to specific sectors and industries. In 2021, our most significant matters include advising in the Retail, Mining, Aviation, Renewables, Property, Agriculture, Telecoms, Infrastructure, and Financial Institutions sectors. amongst others.

We position ourselves at the top end of the market with a focus on challenging and complex work. Indeed, we are often called upon to act as conflict counsel or to provide independent advice even when other firms may already have been instructed in relation to an assignment. We also have an operating model which enables us to support ad hoc day-to-day requirements, or volume mandates, by leveraging our strong bench of senior associates and expertise from our wider UK network.

Members

Griffiths, Neil (Head of Department)

Astruc, Catherine

Blank, Tessa

Fox, Ian

Hayward, Celia

Mitchell-Fry, Luci

Pallot-Cook, Richard

Sheard, Jason

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink

Government

Healthcare

Industrial Engineering

Manufacturing

Mining & Metals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Restructuring/Insolvency

Dentons

firm
Location

One Fleet Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7WS

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Restructuring/Insolvency


Ian Fox
Band 6
Neil Griffiths
Band 6