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Europe 2022
Europe-wide Restructuring/Insolvency
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Chambers Review

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Restructuring/Insolvency - Europe-wide
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What the team is known for

Impressive pan-European group with leading practices in the UK, Germany and Austria. Particularly active on the company side in high-yield restructuring matters, the firm also regularly acts for banks and funds, as well as insolvency practitioners. Highly active in the retail and aviation industries of late, frequently assisting companies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on restructurings. Utilises its expansive network to advise on cross-border mandates in the IT, healthcare and manufacturing sectors.


Interviewees say: "Freshfields are absolutely amazing. They provide thorough and thought-out advice and they have the bench; it's a top-quality team with a wealth of knowledge and specialists across the firm."

Clients also highlight Freshfields as "internationally very well experienced for complex cases with a good team strength," further describing the department as "very cooperative and commercially sensible."

Notable practitioners

London-based Ken Baird is head of the firm's global restructuring and insolvency practice, and Richard Tett leads the firm's London office. Lars Westpfahl in Hamburg is a further key point of contact.