John Zhang


John Zhang
John Zhang is an associate in the Restructuring Department of Weil’s New York office. John’s practice includes domestic and cross border corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.

John received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and his B.A., summa cum laude, from The University of California, Los Angeles.  At law school, John was selected to participate in the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program.  John is an active contributor to the Weil Restructuring Blog. Several blog articles that he has co-authored have been reprinted on or distributed by Law360, the Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable, and INSOL International.

John has been a member of teams representing various parties in a number of in-court restructurings and other matters, including:

Debtor/Company-Side Experience:

  • Briggs & Stratton Corporation, the world's largest small engine producer and a leading U.S. manufacturer of power generation, lawn and garden turf care, and job site products, in its successful chapter 11 case, involving over $500 million in funded debt, and sale to KPS.
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, and its affiliates, Arctic Aviation Assets DAC, in their U.S. chapter 15 cases to obtain recognition of the restructuring of $5.9 billion of liabilities through Irish examinership and Norwegian reconstruction proceedings.
  • PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States and the largest utility company in the State of California, in their chapter 11 cases.  PG&E has approximately 16,000,000 customers, 24,000 employees and estimated liabilities (including contingent and disputed liabilities) in excess of $50 billion.

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