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What the team is known for

A mainstay of the restructuring market fielding a deep bench of experts acting on headline domestic and cross-border mandates. The firm's strong dispute resolution and financial regulatory offering complements the restructuring practice. Stands out for its deft handling of insolvency assignments, claim recoveries and investigations. Also counts strategic distressed debt and equity investments among its areas of expertise.

Strengths

Clients report: "They provide first-class legal advice and consistent quality across the team," adding: "They're the firm we go to first and foremost."

Sources comment: "They have a strong team with a big partner group and a good bench of associates."

Work highlights

Advised Jingye Group on its bid to acquire both the business and assets of British Steel and its subsidiaries following its compulsory liquidation.

Notable practitioners

James Douglas is commended for his expert handling of restructuring and insolvency disputes and for his special situations work. He acts for clients across the space including administrators, debtors and creditors.
"He is very good technically, very strategic and extremely diligent - he is an all-rounder." "James is very hands-on and active. He is sensible, practical and gets things done."

Global co-head of the firm's restructuring and insolvency team Rebecca Jarvis has a broad practice assisting clients with reconstruction, distressed debt and recovery issues. She has a client base that includes corporates, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners.
"Rebecca is very smart, down to earth and pragmatic - she is very good." "She is awesome technically and has a very good style of negotiation."

Richard Bussell co-heads the firm’s global restructuring and insolvency team and offers a wealth of expertise in complex restructuring matters. He has particular experience advising on cross-border matters and is noted for stellar representation of company-side clients.
"Richard is incredibly good. You do really appreciate when he is your partner on a deal - he is terrific."

Richard Hodgson is experienced in acting for clients, including both debtors and creditors, on a broad range of restructuring and insolvency matters. He offers notable experience of matters involving high street retailers, as well as complex cross-border mandates.
"Richard is very calm and experienced, with the ability to break issues into simple blocks and communicate them very well. He's very client-centric, letting us know where he is and making sure everything gets covered."

Tony Bugg is a seasoned practitioner, noted as a specialist in distressed M&A, strategic planning and advisory work. He acts for a wide client base including debtors, creditors and hedge funds.

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Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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One Silk Street

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Greater London

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EC2Y 8HQ

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Restructuring/Insolvency


James A Douglas
Band 3
Rebecca Jarvis
Band 2
Richard Bussell
Band 3
Richard Hodgson
Band 5
Tony Bugg
Senior Statespeople