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Restructuring/Insolvency - UK
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What the team is known for

Esteemed bankruptcy practice well known for its work on insolvencies in the retail, energy and leisure sectors, as well as pension restructuring mandates. Additional expertise in distressed M&A and loan portfolio transactions for funds clients. The firm's global footprint enables the team to advise on cross-border restructurings, with experience handling matters across Europe, the USA and South America.

Strengths

Clients say: "The Mayer Brown London restructuring and insolvency team was fantastic."

Interviewees comment: "Mayer Brown is strong when acting in the retail space."

Work highlights

Represented BDO in its role as the liquidator of Robin Symes, an antiquities dealership, involving the disputed ownership of multimillion pounds' worth of antiquities and allegations of fraud, theft and illegal trafficking in antiquities.

Notable practitioners

Michael Fiddy is co-head of the firm's global restructuring practice. He is particularly adept at advising clients on real estate-related restructurings. His practice also encompasses advising regulatory bodies and insolvency practitioners on onshore and offshore-based restructurings.
"Michael Fiddy is clearly at the top of his game in the insolvency space. He is superbly connected, and clients listen when he talks. He also has an impressive ability to resolve conflict in difficult situations by finding solutions that work for everybody with his strategic thinking."

Amy Jacks acts for clients across the space including debtors, creditors and insolvency practitioners. She is experienced handling cross-border restructurings, including those with offshore elements.
"Amy Jacks was sensible, pragmatic and solution-oriented."

Devi Shah is noted for her strong representation of lenders and insolvency practitioners, among other clients. She regularly advises clients on cross-border matters, with particular expertise in pensions and insurance restructurings.
"She is very strong, technical, level-headed and always keen to share knowledge - Devi puts effort into relationship building." "Devi Shah is very affable, smart and on the ball - she knows her stuff." "She is an exceptional lawyer and clients love her."

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