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Herbert Smith Freehills

Restructuring/Insolvency

1 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Strong restructuring and insolvency practice, highly regarded for its representation of distressed debtors, particularly on deals in the energy and mining sectors. Also has an attractive offering on the lender side, acting on impressive instructions for high-profile financial institutions. Additionally offers strength advising on contentious insolvency matters. Demonstrable experience handling complex multi-jurisdictional mandates, notably concerning the European and US markets.

Strengths

One client says the team is "highly professional but also down to earth, understandable and flexible in their approach to suit the customer."

An interviewee reports: "As a client one feels completely protected and you know that they are looking out to protect your back."

"They are incredibly user-friendly and are good at identifying difficult points before they become a crisis and dealing with them pre-emptively," reports one source.

Work highlights

Advised insolvency practitioners at EY in their role as administrators of Nortel Network's EMEA entities.

Notable practitioners

Kevin Pullen has considerable expertise spanning both domestic and international debt reconstruction and insolvency. He is regularly engaged by a breadth of clients including creditors, debtors and insolvency practitioners.
"Kevin is vastly experienced, unflappable and supportive." "His ability to advise in formal insolvency situations is among the best."

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Kevin Pullen
Band 4