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Mayer Brown LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency

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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

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."

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."

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Overview

Our Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency group have extensive experience in all aspects of restructuring and insolvency work, both contentious and non-contentious, including refinancings, consensual and non-consensual restructurings and workouts and the use of formal insolvency regimes. The group is renowned for its capability in: cross border restructurings and insolvencies; complex structured finance and leveraged finance restructurings; loan portfolio sales/acquisitions; pensions restructurings; and retail insolvencies. In addition to advising on matters within their local jurisdictions, our lawyers frequently work on matters with lawyers from other practice areas and the firm’s offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia to provide a seamless service on cross border, multi-disciplinary restructuring and insolvency mandates.

Restructuring/Insolvency

Mayer Brown LLP

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Location

201 Bishopsgate

London

Greater London

UK

EC2M 3AF

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Amy Jacks
Band 6
Devi Shah
Band 6
Michael Fiddy
Band 4