Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis’ Restructuring Practice Group utilizes its global platform, with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, to provide seamless service to clients worldwide. Kirkland’s Restructuring lawyers have advised on some of the most complex, multi-jurisdictional restructurings in recent history and have a broad range of business advisory and crisis-management skills to navigate clients through situations involving financially troubled companies. Our lawyers have handled matters across multiple industries, including retail, energy, media, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications, entertainment and real estate.

Kirkland’s Restructuring Practice Group has a wide range of cross-border insolvency experience. In these representations, Kirkland attorneys recognize the importance of carefully considering local legal, regulatory and practical issues, how these issues in one country impact issues in another, and in turn, how these issues affect the global advice given to clients. Furthermore, we regularly draw upon and benefit from the experience of Kirkland’s internationally recognized lawyers in corporate, tax, real estate, litigation and intellectual property to provide the full-service capabilities our clients need for the various legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.

Kirkland’s Restructuring Practice Group is consistently ranked by legal and business publications for providing outstanding legal advice to companies in an ever-changing global marketplace.

  • “They are the number-one global restructuring firm.” – Chambers Global, 2019
  • Named the “#1 Global Restructuring Firm” – Global Restructuring Review’s GRR 30 Rankings, 2017-2019
  • Winner of “Innovation in Cross-Border Restructuring and Insolvency” – Global Restructuring Review Awards, 2019
  • First-tier global ranking – Chambers Global, 2008-2019

Some of Kirkland’s recent significant cross-border matters include: Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (company), Agrokor/Fortenova (company), Air Berlin (bondholders), Bartec (lenders), Blue Ocean Resources Pte Ltd. (ad hoc committee of bondholders), CGG Holding (three committees of senior secured lenders), China Fishery Group Limited (committee of creditors), Danaos Corporation (committee of secured lenders), Debenhams plc (bondholders, now shareholders), Eco-Bat (PIK noteholders), Edcon (company), Essar Steel India Limited (resolution professional), Expro (original shareholders), Galapagos (company), Homebase (company), House of Fraser (noteholders), Lebara (bondholders, now shareholders), Noble Group (company), Paperchase (company), Prezzo (company), PT Bumi Resources (offshore creditors), Reliance Communications Limited (ad hoc committee of bondholders), Seadrill Limited (company), Senvion (company), Steinhoff International (ad hoc committee of convertible noteholders), Toys ‘R’ Us (company).

Worldwide
James H.M. Sprayregen, james.sprayregen@kirkland.com,  +1 312 862 2481

Europe
Kon M. Asimacopoulos, kon.asimacopoulos@kirkland.com, +44 20 7469 2230
Dr. Leo Plank, leo.plank@kirkland.com, +49 89 2030 6070

Asia
Neil McDonald, neil.mcdonald@kirkland.com +852 3761 9111