European Restructuring

Weil’s European restructuring practice is an integral part of Weil’s global group of over 100 dedicated restructuring lawyers, including a significant number recognised as leaders in their field. Weil’s European restructuring practice comprises offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, and works closely with the United States on regional and cross-border restructurings, as well as those involving Asia and the Middle East.

Notable Representations, Key Contacts

The crème de la crème of the … restructuring market

Chambers Europe

Proven Track Record from Leading on Notable European Restructurings

  • Weil’s work on Parmalat, Eurotunnel, WorldCom, Lehman Brothers, Kaupthing Bank, and more recently General Motors, PagesJaunes, Petrolplus, Pfleiderer and MF Global demonstrate Weil’s ability to untangle incredibly complex businesses.
  • Unlike most other firms, Weil’s broad experience includes numerous creditor representations, advising purchasers and sellers of distressed assets, NPLs, and debt for equity swaps.
  • Weil’s team has advised on numerous complex restructurings across Europe, also working with leading local restructuring firms outside of the Weil European network.

Reputation for Developing and Implementing Innovative Restructuring Solutions

  • Weil’s client base includes financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, senior mezzanine and subordinated lenders, boards of directors, corporates and insolvency practitioners.
  • Weil’s partners are closely involved in all aspects of matters, with a focus on providing the most commercial value-enhancing outcome in the most efficient way for Weil’s clients.
  • Weil is also at the forefront of legal developments in the European restructuring market. For example, members of Weil’s team continue to work alongside SIFMA/AFME on EU Insolvency Law reform.

Full Service Solutions on Restructuring Matters

  • Weil leverages the top tier expertise available within the Firm, including banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, derivatives, corporate governance, competition, employment, pensions, and tax law.
  • This enables Weil to guide clients through the often complex restructuring processes, which may, for example, include complex cross-border distressed loan workouts, swaps, asset sales, and litigation.

Key Representations

Company

Petroplus

Wilhelm Karmann (WKO)

Lehman Brothers

General Motors

PagesJaunes

ČEZ Group

WSiP

CPI Group

Lender

Barclays

Pfleiderer

Arcapita

West Ham United Football Club

Sponsor

Findus Foods

Ad van Geloven

Almatis

MALÉV

NPLs

Project River

Project Lundy

Lone Star

Formal Insolvencies

MF Global UK

BAICO (Barbados)

Lehman Brothers

Key Contacts

Adam Plainer

Adam Plainer

Partner

London


Andrew J. Wilkinson

Andrew J. Wilkinson

Partner

London


Philippe Druon

Philippe Druon

Partner

Paris



Fabienne Beuzit

Fabienne Beuzit

Partner

Paris


Florian Bruder

Florian Bruder

Associate

Munich


Uwe Hartmann

Uwe Hartmann

Partner

Frankfurt


Gerhard Schmidt

Gerhard Schmidt

Partner

Munich, Frankfurt

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The Weil European Restructuring Watch presents the views of partners and associates across Europe. Regular entries cover legal and marketplace developments.

Restructuring Team of the Year

The Lawyer Awards, 2014

Restructuring Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards, 2016

Restructuring/Bankruptcy Team of the Year

Financial News Legal Awards, 2016

Global Finance Deal of the Year, Private Restructuring for MF Global

The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards, 2013

Global Restructuring Law Firm of the Year

Turnaround Atlas Awards, 2013

It stands out from the rest for its results-oriented and practical approach.

Chambers

A commanding presence in [the restructuring] market.

Chambers

Indisputably one of the best teams on the market.

Chambers

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