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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency

1 ranked lawyersBand 4London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected team with strong UK and US capabilities, able to advise on Europe-based and US-based restructurings. Acts for an impressive clientele that includes credit funds and creditors' committees as well as debtors. Particularly adept at advising on distressed asset transactions.

Strengths

Sources give praise to "their ability to not only comprehend and analyse complex structures but to also decipher, explain and advise on them in a clear and easy-to-follow way," adding: "They're incredibly responsive, and at every level the client service has been exceptional."

Clients say: "The firm is strong and the quality is really consistent across the piece."

Sources say the team is "incredibly attentive and responsive."

Work highlights

Advised Lombard in its capacity as lender to Waypoint during the latter's USD1.5 billion restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Howard leads the firm's European restructuring group and remains a first-class choice for complex cross-border mandates. He regularly advises on distressed M&A transactions as well as a wide array of corporate and bank and bond restructurings.
"He is among the very best on the planet for complex financial restructurings." "Chris is clearly one of the most pre-eminent guys out there; he has a certain gravitas that you don't see with everyday lawyers. He has seen everything and he draws on a vast amount of experience." "He is very user-friendly, smart, deliberate and pragmatic in his advice."

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Christopher J Howard
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