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Restructuring and Insolvency

Fried Frank's Restructuring and Insolvency Practice provides clients with the full panoply of the Firm's global experience, offering a holistic approach to advance the interests of our clients in the most complex and sophisticated transactions.

Our practice is multidisciplinary with integral resources that cover all fronts, from litigation to complex corporate transactions and capital markets deals, and with a reputation for excellence, broad-based experience, creativity and efficiency. Equally at home in boardrooms and courtrooms, our lawyers have a wealth of experience in all aspects of our clients' matters and a keen understanding of the financial markets in which our clients operate, particularly as they undergo significant changes. Our state-of-the-art practice gives us first-hand knowledge of developments in both the legal and business communities.

Our team, resident in the Firm's New York and London offices, represents a wide range of clients in US, UK and cross-border matters, including both formal bankruptcies/insolvencies as well as out-of-court restructurings of financially troubled companies. We use our understanding of corporate finance and capital markets to assist clients in realizing maximum value and recovery. We counsel and strategize with clients with respect to the myriad of insolvency, creditors' rights and commercial law issues that arise in complex corporate and real estate acquisitions, divestitures and financings.

Our experience includes representing creditors', bondholders' and equity committees, secured and unsecured creditors, corporate debtors, trustees, lenders and other sources of financing and parties interested in acquiring assets and businesses from chapter 11 debtors and other financially troubled companies.

The fact that we represent both debtors and creditors has tangible benefits for clients in that it gives us an understanding of how to resolve the problems presented in any troubled-company situation. Our experience in large, complex transactional assignments – from leveraged buyouts to strategic mergers – gives us perspective and insight in dealing with the challenges presented by realizing value from distressed businesses and assets.

Changing times require different perspectives. In this quickly changing global market, executives are struggling to restructure their companies while lenders and investors are striving to protect their investments and interests. They want practical solutions to highly complex problems. Fried Frank provides timely, coordinated and effective advice to help our clients capitalize on changing market conditions. We do not just offer our clients conventional legal advice, but also commercial perspective to help drive change and affect outcomes.

We understand the essential commercial elements of the client's objectives and leverage the Firm's knowledge base to serve the client. Our seamless integration between practice groups and offices covering multiple jurisdictions enables us to handle complex cross-border transactions. We complement the corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and litigation expertise embedded in our restructuring practice with the expertise of practitioners in banking, employee benefits, environmental law, ERISA, real estate, securities regulation, compliance and enforcement, taxation and white-collar crime, among others. In this way, we bring multiple points of view and a wealth of experience to bear upon the issues to be resolved on behalf of each of our clients.

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