Evan Flaschen and Renée Dailey of Bracewell & Giuliani explore the importance of being informed about non-US jurisdictions and counsel foreign investors to be aware of US jurisprudence.
"If your issuer is in Mexico, expect Mexican law to be respected. And if your subsidiaries are in the US, expect US law to govern. When in Rome…"
The International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers brings together Susan Moore of Stephenson Harwood, Agustín Bou Maqueda of Jausas, Constantinos Klissouras of KP Law Firm and Alexander Klauser of Brauneis Klauser & Prändl to discuss the changing nature of work and growing internationalism of this sector.
Derrick C Tay of Gowling Lafleur Henderson explores how the "bad faith" test has been used in Canada.
"Restructurings are all about fairness, balancing prejudices and trying to find the greatest good for the stakeholders as a whole."
The Honourable Elizabeth Stong sits as a judge on the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York. Speaking at the IBA 5th World Women Lawyers’ Conference in London in April, she describes her career progression and shares her views on insolvency and bankruptcy issues in New York with Busola Taiwo of Who’s Who Legal.
In this section we identify the 17 firms and 10 individuals that stand out in our research for this edition.
Bingham McCutchen is “a key player in this discipline” with 12 of its lawyers recognised, more than any other firm. Close behind is "top bankuptcy firm" Weil Gotshal & Manges, which has nine practitioners selected for inclusion. "International giant" Jones Day fields seven individuals to this edition, demonstrating the strength of its insolvency and restructuring practice and Norton Rose Fulbright sees six of its practitioners highly nominated.
The worst global recession in generations has not produced the amount of insolvency work that was predicted. Even as entire countries go bankrupt, specialist lawyers report being nonplussed that the expected levels have not materialised and, after an initial blitz, work in many jurisdictions is scarce.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
With the benefit of over 15 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the insolvency and restructuring legal marketplace worldwide.
With the benefit of over 14 years of research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the insolvency & restructuring legal marketplace worldwide.
In this section we anlayse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
Many of the lawyers we interviewed for this book were keen not to sound too upbeat when recounting their experiences in 2009. While corporate transaction levels remained low worldwide and the hardships caused by the financial crisis continued the majority of insolvency and restructuring lawyers we spoke to were managing levels of work “far beyond anything we’ve ever seen before”.
We identify 424 expert insolvency and restructuring lawyers across 44 jurisdictions. Some of the leaders are highlighted here.
Following the global economic downturn, insolvency and restructuring work has become an increasingly prominent part of many lawyers’ practice and there is no exception for those working in the CIS. Twenty individuals are included.
Several firms are listed in multiple countries. Allen & Overy LLP has a strong contingent in the following pages with a total of six lawyers.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.