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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Stellar practice that is visible in many of the market's biggest restructuring cases. Represents corporate entities and banks as lenders and creditors, as well as significant corporate debtors, in large-scale restructurings. Particularly active on insolvencies in the automotive, energy, manufacturing and travel industries. Also advises on pre-emptive insolvency measures and restructuring scenarios, including recent liquidity needs and subsequent state-backed funding connected with COVID-19. Top choice for cross-border matters due to the firm's broad international presence. Boasts impressive corporate expertise that allows the team to cover a range of related matters and is particularly well versed in distressed M&A.

Strengths

Commentators confirm that "Freshfields surely has a strong restructuring team" and assert that it "definitely stands out. They are extremely strong abroad and certainly also in Germany."

Work highlights

Assisted a syndicate of German and international lenders with the financial restructuring of Leoni.

Notable practitioners

Lars Westpfahl enjoys a pre-eminent standing in the market and is described as "one of the pioneering thinkers in the legal restructuring scene in Germany" by interviewees, who confirm: "He really stands above everyone else." Westpfahl is a favoured choice for high-profile and often multi-jurisdictional restructurings. He offers clients outstanding knowledge and experience acting for various parties, including debtors, creditors and investors, whom he assists with complex financial restructuring procedures as well as distressed M&A.

Marvin Knapp enters the banded ranks after consolidating his practice advising international investors on distressed acquisitions of prominent German targets. He also assists debtors with comprehensive financial restructurings. Interviewees see him as "a really strong partner who is gaining a lot of traction in the market."

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Restructuring/Insolvency

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Bockenheimer Anlage 44

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60322

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Germany

Restructuring/Insolvency


Lars Westpfahl
Star Individuals
Marvin Knapp
Band 4