Dealing with financial distress is often complex, challenging and time critical, and having access to an experienced and specialist legal team which is responsive, commercially minded and quick thinking can make a real difference to the outcome of your situation.
We have the expertise to offer specialist insolvency and restructuring advice and the ability to provide tailored solutions to the complex issues you are facing.
We act for insolvency practitioners, lenders and financial institutions, companies, directors and stakeholders on the full range of contentious and non-contentious insolvency work in multiple jurisdictions. Among the issues we advise on are:
Restructuring and Advisory
- Restructuring of solvent and insolvent companies
- Pre-formal insolvency advice and planning
- Cross-border insolvency and COMI issues
- Advice on directors’ duties and liabilities concerning distressed or insolvent companies
- Formal insolvencies, including administrations, liquidations (solvent and insolvent) and bankruptcies
- Informal insolvencies, such as Company Voluntary Arrangements and Individual Voluntary Arrangements
- Security reviews on existing or proposed loans
- Strategic acquisitions of insolvent businesses and assets from insolvency practitioners
- Advice to investors in distressed or insolvent companies
- Tenant insolvency and other real estate related insolvency situations
- LPA and other fixed charge receiverships
- Litigation and recovery actions
- Asset tracing
- Directors’ disqualification proceedings
Should you find yourself at risk of insolvency or entering formal insolvency procedures, you may be subject to investigations that could lead to complex domestic and cross-border litigation. As part of a cross-office and firm wide investigations group, we can help you obtain and resist the types of emergency relief that businesses in trouble often require.
The cost of resolving disputes can be one of the biggest concerns for individuals and businesses and it can determine whether you even consider pursuing a legal claim. We utilise our bespoke litigation funding product, Feesible, to offer you a variety of ways that funding for a claim can be structured and risk can be managed between us.
If you would like to talk to our team about how we can help, we would be happy to discuss your particular concerns and identify the best route forward.
Meet our corporate restructuring & insolvency lawyers
International Partner (England & Wales and British Virgin Islands)
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution
Administrators beware where more than 20 redundancies are planned
The case of Palmer has confirmed that an insolvency practitioner in the role of an administrator can be prosecuted.
Melania Constable and Georgina O'Sullivan write for P3 Pharmacy on the easing of Covid winding up restrictions
Regulations mean that a creditor can once again rely on an unpaid statutory demand to apply to the court for a winding-up petition.
Dimitri A. Sonier
Dimitri Sonier and Denis Meyer write for Les Echos Solutions on the restructuring and reform of French insolvency law
Dimitri and Denis consider developments to French insolvency law following changes earlier in 2021.
Capital Finance and La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires report on the recruitment of Denis Meyer as Counsel in the firm's Paris office
Denis joins the firm's Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency team in the Paris office.
Charles Russell Speechlys named in Global Restructuring Review’s GRR 100 2021
Restructuring and Insolvency team ranked in Global Restructuring Review
Privy Council confirms ability of courts to grant freezing injunctions in aid of foreign proceedings – but beware the minority report
Georgina looks at the landmark Privy Council judgment on freezing and interim injunctions
PSV 1982 Limited v Langdon: A Warning for Directors in Breach of Section 216 Insolvency Act 1986
Georgina takes a look at PSV 1982 Limited v Langdon
Global Restructuring Review and Law 360 report on the firm's success on behalf of the joint liquidators of LB GP No 1 Limited
After three years of litigation, the Court of Appeal has unanimously accepted GP1’s grounds of appeal.
Insolvencies and rising prices: the energy retail market in flux
Hanh and Sara take a look at the energy market
Charles Russell Speechlys successfully advises the Joint Liquidators of LB GP No.1 Ltd in Lehman Brothers litigation before the Court of Appeal
LBGP is a company within the Lehman Brothers Group, whose purpose was to raise regulatory capital for parts of the Group.
Court of Appeal reviews key principles to consider when making a non-party costs order
Jamie Tilling writes for ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Magazine on the ramifications of Al Jaber v Mitchell for insolvency practitioners and their investigations
The Court of Appeal has held that the doctrine of immunity from suit applies to statements made by an examinee.
Global Restructuring Review feature the firm’s involvement advising the joint liquidators of LB GP No 1 Limited in the Lehman Brothers’ sub-debt appeal
The Lehman Brothers’ sub-debt appeal continues with guarantor question.
The importance of anticipating the restructuring of State Guaranteed Loans
Denis looks at the importance of anticipating the restructuring of State Guaranteed Loans
Phase out of temporary restrictions on use of winding up petitions
Hannah takes a look at the recent UK Government announcement on statutory demands and the presentation of winding up petitions
Be careful what you reference: when witness evidence waives privilege
Gabrielle looks at the recent decision in Scipharm Sarl v Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its impact on privilege
Weighing in on the importance of attention to detail in service cases
Rory looks at recent judgments that have emphasised the need to follow correct procedure when serving documents in court cases
Property Patter: the whys and wherefores of receivership
What is a fixed charge receiver?
Property Patter: the news so far on landlord challenges to retail CVAs
We review some of the recent high-profile landlord challenges to tenant CVAs,
Roger Elford quoted by React News on the use of restructuring plans
Restructuring plans can make it easier to overcome opposition from dissenting creditors.