Notable Representations, Key Contacts
A Go-to Firm for Global Distressed Situations
The largest, most complex, and most important restructuring matters in history require a truly international firm that can handle all aspects of the restructuring process in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Weil's global restructuring practice has been described as the “gold standard” of bankruptcy practices and as a “restructuring powerhouse.”
- Weil’s premier U.S. Restructuring practice has been involved in countless international and U.S. restructurings over many decades, with representations ranging from top global corporations in mega-restructurings to middle-market debtors. Weil has served as chief debtors’ counsel in five of the six largest U.S. bankruptcy filings in history and has represented clients in numerous complicated cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters.
“By far the most prominent debtor firm in the USA.” — Chambers
- Weil’s leading European Restructuring practice comprises offices in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, and Poland, with its hub in the United Kingdom. Weil’s work on restructurings, such as representing KPMG on the historic administration of MF Global, the multilayered insolvency proceedings for Petroplus, the €2 billion debt restructuring of Mediannuaire, and the financial restructuring of Pfleiderer Group, in addition to numerous others, places Weil at the forefront of the largest restructuring matters in the European market.
“It stands out from the rest for its results-oriented and practical approach.” — Chambers
- Weil’s highly regarded Asia Restructuring practice includes lawyers in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, with local on-the-ground expertise of matters across the Asian Pacific region. The team includes PRC-, Hong Kong-, U.S.-, and U.K.-qualified lawyers, providing clients with premier Asian and international experience.
“Weil’s clients have praise for the technical ability and business sense that the partners bring to transactions.” — IFLR1000
Broad-Based Experience Advising a Range of Clients
Weil’s strengths also lie in Weil’s ability to innovate. Weil works collaboratively with clients to develop and implement novel restructuring solutions and products that are tailor-made for the different groups Weil works with: banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, corporations, boards of directors, and insolvency practitioners.
Comprehensive Scope of Experience
Weil does not believe in a one-size fits all approach. Weil's advice ensures that clients address the complex issues associated with restructuring in the most strategic and beneficial manner possible. Major restructurings transcend almost all legal disciplines (including bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, tax, financing, securities laws, antitrust, and other regulatory approvals). Weil seamlessly coordinates with specialists across the Firm to provide clients with comprehensive solutions to complex transactions.
Creditor and Investor Representations
Financial Sponsor Transactions
Out-of-Court Restructurings/Prepackaged and Prearranged Chapter 11 Cases
Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy Representations
Cross-Border Bankruptcy and Restructuring
The Weil Bankruptcy Blog contains developments on the restructuring world from our Business Finance & Restructuring team. The Bankruptcy Blog's comprehensive analysis is widely respected in the industry, and was the only bankruptcy-related blog to be included in the 6th Annual ABA listing of the top 100 legal blogs. The European Restructuring Watch presents views from Weil's European teams.
For me the best team in the market continues to be Weil – for bigger cases, liquidations and complex debt structures I would go to them."
Chambers Global 2015
Weil was ranked Tier 1 in “Restructuring and Insolvency” in the U.S. for the past six consecutive years
Weil was named Restructuring Group of the Year for the past five consecutive years
Weil was named Global Insolvency Restructuring Law Firm of 2012 by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers: “Weil, Gotshal & Manges once again stands out as the world’s leading firm in this discipline, and the caliber and expertise of its lawyers are globally recognized by clients and peers alike.”
Weil's Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Named National Tier 1
2011-2012 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Survey
Global Restructuring Law Firm of the Year
Turnaround Atlas Awards 2013
The efficiency of Weil’s bankruptcy team in the face of overwhelmingly complex cases is part of what makes the group such a valuable asset to its clients.”
Law360 Restructuring Group of the Year (Jan. 2012)
It is a testament to the bankruptcy team’s skill that they manage to help even companies with bankruptcy proceedings of record-breaking size and complexity to move on from problems as quickly as possible."
Chambers & Partners noted that Weil is “one of the few teams to undertake insolvency and restructuring work for both creditors and debtors.”