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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Noteworthy track record in the restructuring and insolvency field. Regularly involved in precedent-setting matters, including UK-originated work and cross-border mandates. Offers an integrated service working closely with its US, Asian and European offices. Enjoys strong relationships with a number of creditor-side clients, while also attracting regular instructions from high-profile debtors as well as from distressed investors.

Strengths

"We consider the Weil team’s restructuring practice as one of the go-to firms for complex multi-jurisdictional restructuring assignments" says a client, adding: "The team always provide high-quality advice and support for their clients, which focuses on designing innovative solutions and actively managing their delivery."

Interviewees say: "The Weil team are undoubtedly one of the strongest restructuring groups in the UK at present. The fact that the team are part of a far larger worldwide restructuring group is a significant advantage, in particular in relation to cross-border matters, where it will inevitably have a significant presence in all major jurisdictions that are involved."

One client says: "I trust Weil completely. They can bring the strength of a global firm to bear, while having the relationship of a trusted adviser."

Work highlights

Advised Odeon Cinemas and its subsidiaries on its entry into a GBP400 million term loan facility agreement, which will enable it to refinance its existing revolving credit facility.

Notable practitioners

Senior European restructuring partner and co-head of the firm's London restructuring practice, Andrew Wilkinson has a wealth of experience advising corporates and financial institutions on restructuring and insolvency matters. He is particularly adroit at advising on high-value cross-border mandates.
"Andrew is an intellectual giant in the restructuring arena. He is a very smart guy who is very creative when it comes to problem solving, has a great client manner and is very easy to deal with." "Andrew Wilkinson is incredibly loyal and he brings a level of expertise combined with passion, which in a difficult transaction really gives you a genuine sense of camaraderie. With Andrew you know that he will leave no stone unturned to make sure you as a client are put in the best possible situation."

Co-head of the London restructuring practice Neil Devaney is respected for his expert handling of complex, high-value debt restructurings, with particular experience advising ad hoc groups of senior and subordinated creditors. He also advises on insolvency matters, and he counts liquidators and administrators among his clients.
"Neil Devaney is an excellent lawyer, very commercial and a trusted adviser on business issues, not just legal." "From a technical perspective Neil is excellent - a 360-degree lawyer."  "He's the ideal combination of technical knowledge, diligence and commerciality. He is able to look through complexity to come up with pragmatic and innovative solutions, and is willing to fight for his clients' interests in difficult circumstances."

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Overview

For details about our restructuring work, please visit the Weil website:
https://www.weil.com/experience/practices/business-finance-and-restructuring/european-restructuring

Members

Devaney, Neil

Lawford, Mark

Wilkinson, Andrew

Wilkinson, Andrew J O

Wood, Alexander

Restructuring/Insolvency

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Location

110 Fetter Lane

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 1AY

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Andrew J O Wilkinson
Band 2
Neil Devaney
Band 4