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Restructuring & Insolvency

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In Hong Kong, our team of multi-lingual lawyers advise on the full range of non-contentious and contentious restructuring & insolvency and special situations -related matters. 

The experience of our team includes acting as the principal advisers on Lehman Brothers (largest insolvency in history), MF Global (largest insolvency since Lehman Brothers), Gibson Innovations (multi-jurisdiction liquidation), Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (largest ever law firm insolvency in history), Manley Toys (first US Chapter 15 cross border recognition of a Hong Kong voluntary liquidation). We also have extensive experience in close-out and unwinding of complex financial instruments.

We have been acknowledged by many independent publications, including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal, Lexology Client Choice Award and the China Business Law Journal.

We are part of the global CMS team of restructuring & insolvency experts that spans more than 40 jurisdictions, who have broad experience in advising and supporting different market participants such as banks, financial advisors and of course corporates with regards to special situations and challenging market circumstances.

As well as structuring and implementing financing arrangements, we also provide legal advice relating to the operation of the business itself. We can add significant value by bringing our sector expertise to restructuring cases.

How we help our clients:

  • Contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency advice;
  • Close-out and unwinding of complex derivatives, securitisations and structured finance products;
  • Structuring and implementing financing arrangements;
  • Cross border insolvency recognition advice;
  • Advice on business operations;
  • Liquidations and Winding Up Orders;
  • Financial recoveries.

“Demonstrates expertise in restructuring and complex transactions… "honest approach and … brilliant strategic mind.”

Chambers Greater China, 2021

"Very prompt and meticulous.”

IFLR 1000, 2021