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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency

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What the team is known for

City firm with a substantial dedicated personal insolvency practice. Known for its work with banks and major accountancy firms on high-value contentious matters and cross-border asset tracing in relation to wealthy debtors. Also handles cases with a fraud element and has notable expertise handling sport-related insolvencies.

Work highlights

Acted for Laser Trust and the majority creditor in connection with the hearing of a bankruptcy petition presented against Mr Gertner.

Notable practitioners

Julian Cahn is noted for his strong contentious practice and is experienced in acting for creditors, debtors and insolvency practitioners. He is well placed to act on large bankruptcies, including those with elements of asset-tracing and fraud.
"Julian Cahn is the person you go to when you need someone to be on top of every detail - he is an absolute pleasure to work with." "He is very collaborative, very good, and his delivery is excellent."

Stuart Frith regularly handles high-profile personal insolvency matters. His distinguished practice regularly includes acting on behalf of debtors and trustees in complex cross-border and fraud-related cases.
"Stuart Frith is an all-round fantastic man - everyone in the profession looks up to him."

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Overview

Our global restructuring and insolvency team is a multi-jurisdictional team of lawyers who advise a wide array of stakeholders on all issues arising in connection with financial distress.

We act for companies, banks, funds, other financial institutions, office holders, indenture trustees, pension trustees, directors and individuals dealing with the consequences of financial distress.

We are consistently recognised as experts in our field by the legal directories. Our vast experience in all types of corporate restructuring and insolvency, coupled with a deep understanding of the needs of clients in this area, means that we are able to craft practical, commercial and cost effective solutions.

Our lawyers' extensive cross-border experience means that we are able to find solutions which best protect our clients' interests, whether through optimal use of the legal frameworks which exist to facilitate cross border restructurings, or by identifying those jurisdictions and laws that are best suited to our clients' needs.

Our work covers all sectors – and encompasses domestic and international debt restructurings, schemes of arrangement, CVAs, administrations (including pre-packs), refinancings, workouts and turnaround strategies, debt for equity swaps, distressed M&A, distressed investing, loan to own strategies, receiverships, liquidations, personal bankruptcy, insolvency litigation and investigations, and fraud and asset tracing.





Restructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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1 Finsbury Circus

London

Greater London

UK

EC2M 7SH

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Restructuring/Insolvency: Personal Insolvency


Julian Cahn
Band 3
Stuart Frith
Senior Statespeople