Lawyer profile for Asia-Pacific 2021
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Restructuring/Insolvency (International Firms) - China
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Damien Whitehead is a partner in Ashurst's restructuring and special situation practice in Asia, based in Hong Kong. He is recognised as one of Asia's leading practitioners with nearly two decades of experience throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the US advising stakeholders on all aspects of complex cross border restructuring and insolvency matters, special situations and workouts, credit risk and enforcement, secondary debt trading, large scale corporate litigation, shareholders disputes, recognition of foreign proceedings and appointments, urgent injunction applications and asset recovery through the Courts.
Damien regularly acts for lenders and creditors, borrowers and debtors, financial advisors, creditor committees, directors, and appointed insolvency practitioners in distressed situations. His industry experience includes banking and financial services, mining and energy, oil and gas, maritime and shipping, aviation, agriculture and real estate. Damien is known for his technical expertise and commercial approach to resolving issues. Damien is a member of several industry committees, regularly presents at various industry conferences, and is often sought after by accredited media for his views.