Cross-Border Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Weil’s international reach has become increasingly important as global entities in financial distress require critical strategies to protect assets and operations outside of the United States.  Weil has the capability of providing a fully-integrated and international service in cross-border matters incorporating cutting edge advice on jurisdictional forum as well as strategic issues and has spearheaded numerous cross-border restructurings.
Weil’s presence around the globe gives Weil the advantage of having attorneys around the world who have the extensive experience necessary to advise clients regarding any issue with cross-border elements, whether on the side of a financially-distressed entity, a creditor, or other party in interest.

Weil’s global reach has enabled it to be at the forefront of many high-profile cross-border restructurings involving multiple laws and jurisdictions. Weil has applied its “gold standard” restructuring experience by coordinating a diverse team of attorneys working in the United States, Europe, and Asia to untangle incredibly complex global businesses.  Weil’s attorneys seamlessly collaborate among offices to identify and advise on the optimum strategic exit plan or enforcement strategy for clients’ holdings or potential holdings.  These matters often involve an analysis of forum and recognition issues.

Weil also routinely assists governmental authorities around the world in developing or drafting restructuring legislation, including recent projects in China, Greece, Iceland, and Italy.

Selected Representations

MF Global UK Limited

Lehman Brothers

Kaupthing Bank hf.

Parmalat Finanziaria SpA

Dubai International Capital

Ti Automotive Ltd.

Hollinger Inc.

Global Crossing

Gate Gourmet

Loral Space & Communications Ltd.




Essar Steel Algoma, Inc.

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The Weil Restructuring blog contains developments on the restructuring world from our Restructuring team. The European Restructuring Watch presents views from Weil's European teams.