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Kirkland & Ellis

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What the team is known for

Outstanding reputation in the restructuring market for handling high-value cross-border cases. Expertise in European restructurings and US Chapter 11 cases. Able to draw on firm-wide experts in private equity, finance and high-yield bonds when advising on complex multidisciplinary matters. Advises clients on the company and creditor sides, with an impressive following of blue-chip investors. The team continues to advise on some of the most prominent restructuring and insolvency matters, including notable recent work in the retail sector.

Strengths

A client says: "On restructuring it's tough to get much better than Kirkland & Ellis. They are market leaders and they understand the restructuring world incredibly well."

Another says: "They are a top firm for complex European restructurings," adding: "They are very coordinated, very commercial and very good at having a grasp of what's relevant in the market."

Work highlights

Advised Pizza Express on its recapitalisation and restructuring, which involved USD1.75 billion in pre-restructuring debt.

Notable practitioners

Elaine Nolan ’s practice spans the gamut of domestic and international restructuring and insolvency matters, with notable experience of advising retailers and casual dining businesses regarding CVAs. She is also adept at acting on behalf of both creditors and administrators.
"Elaine's advice is fantastic; she's commercial and she's quick to respond."

Kon Asimacopoulos is held in high regard by both companies and investors, who rely upon his expertise for advice on many of the UK's most complex restructuring mandates. He is also well placed to act on cross-border transactions, with his experience including the European and US markets.
"Kon Asimacopoulos is a very well respected and regarded restructuring lawyer." "He is all over the developments in the area, what is going on and the market players. He makes things happen."

Partha Kar is highly regarded for his experience advising on cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters for both creditors and debtors. His practice spans an array of sectors including retail, travel and pharmaceuticals, among others.
"He was very impressive and is able to handle big-ticket and very complex matters." "Partha has a market-dominating practice."

Sean Lacey comes recommended for his expertise advising clients on both restructurings and special situations. He has particular experience acting on CVAs, advising both distressed corporates and creditors.
"Sean Lacey is a top lawyer in London. He is extremely commercial, responsive, very constructive and full of alternatives; he's a pleasure to work with."

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Overview

Kirkland’s restructuring group has earned a distinguished international reputation by achieving outstanding results for a wide range of global clients. Its lawyers have advised on some of the most challenging, 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. The team continue to advise on matters across all industries and has been first to implement more unprecedented and unique restructuring mechanisms than any other firm to date. The group prides itself on being able to offer clients innovative and executable solutions to complex supported by examples of comparable transactions successfully developed and implemented by its lawyers. Furthermore, the group regularly draw upon and benefit from the experience of Kirkland's internationally recognised lawyers in leveraged finance, securities, corporate, tax, real estate, litigation and intellectual property to provide the full-service capabilities its clients need for the various legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.

Members

Asimacopoulos, Kon

Czyzyk, Matthew

Kar, Partha

Lacey, Sean

Nolan, Elaine

Nolan, Elaine

Watson, James

Restructuring/Insolvency

Kirkland & Ellis

firm
Location

30 St Mary Axe

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 8AF

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Elaine Nolan
Band 5
Kon Asimacopoulos
Band 1