Capabilities
Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Cross-Border Insolvencies

We have substantial cross-border bankruptcy experience, including Chapter 15 cases and parallel proceedings, advising clients in or out of court and navigating the complexity of multi-jurisdictional issues and regulatory schemes. Our European-based restructuring partners have deep and specialized experience in the UK and Germany. We counsel corporations, institutional investors, bondholders, distressed investors, financial institutions, corporations, court-appointed liquidators, and foreign representatives around the globe on managing related insolvency proceedings while preparing and implementing restructuring schemes involving numerous debtors and creditors.

Experience

Quebecor World (USA) Inc. (now Quad/Graphics, Inc.) Counsel to Chapter 11 Debtors

Representation of the world's second largest commercial printer in cross-border restructuring, obtaining confirmation of a stand-alone plan of reorganization in the US and Canada.

IMPSAT Fiber Networks, Inc. Lead Bankruptcy Counsel to Chapter 11 Debtor

Representation of the largest cable company in South America, in its successful cross-border restructuring, combining US Chapter 11 proceeding and country-specific consensual restructurings.

Entertainment and media company Acquisition of retail stores

Represented client in its purchase of a large chain of retail stores from parallel US Chapter 11 and Canadian reorganization proceedings.

Large non-US banks Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 cases and SIPA proceeding

Represented large non-US banks with respect to derivatives contract claims, guarantee claims, and related issues in Lehman bankruptcy proceedings.

Court Appointed Australian Liquidators Octaviar Administration

Representation of Australian court-appointed liquidators of Octaviar Administration in an action before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund, Fortress Investment Group and certain of their affiliates. The action, which involved various claims under New York law and Australian law, including fraudulent transfers, aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, conspiracy, conversion and tortious interference with contractual relations, was settled favorably after the liquidators prevailed in defending against two separate motions to dismiss by defendants.

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