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Kirkland & Ellis

Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Exceptionally well-respected team, highly regarded for its representation of bondholder groups in major restructurings. Frequently active in the energy sector. Sought after for its strong collaborative relationship with its US offices on cross-border matters. Noted for its presence in the broader region, often operating on mandates in jurisdictions such as Singapore and India. Additionally advising on insolvencies and Chapter 11 issues, as well as on large-scale default cases.

Strengths

"Kirkland & Ellis are my number one choice," enthuses a client. "The firm has very good coverage across the region and is very good at being proactive and staying in touch with clients."

Another client reports: "This is an extremely capable team, I think very highly of it."

Work highlights

Advised China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings on its successful restructuring of certain offshore indebtedness.

Notable practitioners

Kelly Naphtali is widely acknowledged as a "well-regarded, really good litigator," regularly assisting on complex cross-border restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

Hong Kong-based Neil McDonald has an established reputation for supporting distressed companies and creditors on cross-border restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. A client appreciates that he is "extremely able and brings the entire firm’s resources to bear on a particular project," while other market commentators acknowledge his "big market share" in the bond space.

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Overview

Kirkland & Ellis' Restructuring Group utilizes its offices in the United States, Europe and Asia to provide integrated services to clients worldwide. Kirkland's Restructuring lawyers have advised on some of the most complex, multijurisdictional restructurings in recent history and have a broad range of business advisory and crisis management skills to navigate clients through situations involving financially troubled companies. Our lawyers have handled matters across multiple industries, including media, entertainment, transportation, manufacturing, energy, retail, and real estate.

With more than 100 lawyers in our U.S., London, Munich, and Hong Kong offices, the Restructuring Group has earned a distinguished international reputation by achieving positive results for a wide range of global clients. Furthermore, we regularly draw upon and benefit from the experience of Kirkland's internationally recognized lawyers in securities, corporate, tax, real estate, litigation and intellectual property to provide the full-service capabilities our clients need for the various legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.


Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms) Department

Kirkland & Ellis

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15 Queen's Road Central

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Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms)


Kelly Naphtali
Band 4
Neil McDonald
Band 1