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Webber Wentzel

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

High-profile corporate firm with a robust restructuring team. Particularly notable for its comprehensive advice to business rescue practitioners and distressed companies in business rescue proceedings. Draws on the strength of its stellar banking and finance practice to offer a wealth of experience concerning financial restructuring. Acts for a number of banks and financial service providers, as well as corporations in the mining sector.

Work highlights

Continues to assist the business rescue practitioners of Hernic Ferrochrome with a multitude of issues relating to the company's business rescue plan.

Notable practitioners

Julian Jones is well known in the insolvency space for his advice to both private sector companies and state-owned entities, with transportation and mining being two sectors of notable activity. He assists with business rescue proceedings as well as advising on liability issues associated with liquidation.

Lara Kahn is a prominent lawyer with an established reputation for her representation of distressed entities and their rescue practitioners in all aspects of business rescue proceedings. She often assists with the subsequent restructuring and reorganisations of companies, as well as the sale of assets.

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Overview

Our team of multidisciplinary experts help businesses operate through these hard climates by providing practical and commercial specialist support. We advise on all aspects of general contingency planning in a distressed debt environment, formal and informal restructures, business rescue proceedings and insolvencies. We have a reputation for taking a proactive and commercial approach and achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. 

We have worked across all sectors, with deep expertise in the resources (mining), financial services, telecommunications, retail, construction and agricultural sectors and we understand the unique financial pressure points of each sector.

We have advised on some of the largest and most complex cross-border restructurings, business rescues and insolvencies, including the African Bank restructure. This multijurisdictional matter, which was unprecedented on the African continent, also highlighted the benefits of our relationship with our alliance partner, Linklaters, and firms across Africa.

Contacts: Khurshid Fazel, Partner ([email protected]) and Julian Jones, Partner ([email protected]).



Restructuring/Insolvency

Webber Wentzel

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Location

90 Rivonia Road, Sandton

PO Box 61771, Marshalltown, 2107

Johannesburg

Gauteng

South Africa

2196

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Julian Jones
Band 3