The sums involved in a restructuring and the impact on stakeholders can be significant. Ensuring proper scrutiny is applied to a restructuring is of paramount importance to preserve our clients’ interests.

We act for officeholders, investors, creditors, asset owners and other affected stakeholders in relation to issues arising from the restructuring of a company or corporate group.

Our restructuring disputes expertise

When a company enters a formal restructuring process, there is a lot on the line for stakeholders.

We act in cases involving non-formal restructuring, schemes of arrangement, company voluntary arrangements and restructuring plans. We also have expertise in assisting stakeholders in high-value special administrations.

We help stakeholders in special administrations compel administrators to proceed expeditiously to mitigate the impact of the process on clients with trapped assets.

A restructuring process can be deployed aggressively by a stakeholder to protect its position. We help with planning and executing such a strategy.

We act for unwilling stakeholder participants who wish to “stand their ground” within a restructuring. This could include asking the court to throw the process out altogether or significantly vary the terms.

We assist officeholders subject to unwarranted, hostile challenges by stakeholders by robustly defending their decisions and conduct.

We advise directors and officers caught in the ‘crossfire’ of a restructuring whether they instigated it or not. This can mean helping them defend themselves against officeholder criticism or claims and allegations by stakeholders.

Meet the Insolvency and Asset Recovery team

Our lawyers frequently coordinate claims in multiple jurisdictions. We are experts in obtaining recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings in the UK and UK insolvency proceedings overseas.

Our team has unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements.

If you require assistance, please call us or email your enquiry.