Restructuring & Insolvency

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Our restructuring and insolvency team is a specialised unit with more than 50 years of experience advising companies in financial distress. We advise on restructuring within formal court-approved reorganisation procedures, as well as out-of-court financial restructurings. We also act as bankruptcy trustees and liquidators.

Our expertise includes transactions before and after bankruptcy, debt settlement negotiations, creditor recovery and advisory services relating to directors' liability. The team works seamlessly with our Banking & Finance colleagues  on matters related to refinancing, bonds, warranties and securities.

We represent the leading creditors/investors in the Nordic countries, including banks, financial institutions, private equity and distressed debt funds, hedge funds and bond holders. On the debtor side, we have been involved in some of the largest and most significant restructurings in Scandinavia in recent years.

With extensive experience in oil and gas operations, construction, the capital and securities market, trade, industry, real estate, shipping, the seismic industry, aquaculture and fisheries, we have the breadth of sector expertise to manage any financial crisis or insolvency situation.

With the benefit of offices in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, as well as London, we offer seamless integration and expert advice on restructuring and insolvency in any of the Scandinavian jurisdictions, in the United Kingdom and internationally. Our global reach includes experience of restructurings in the USA, the Far East and Asia.

At the heart of our offering is our strategic awareness. Our experience and industry knowledge enables us to provide cutting-edge commercial advice on the legal options available to creditors, investors and debtors.

If a formal insolvency procedure is necessary, our trustees and administrators have vast experience with handling both complex and large bankruptcies and company reorganisations.

Our services include:

  • Acting as bankruptcy trustees, administrators of company reorganisations and liquidators

  • Assisting investors in connection with risk and opportunity assessments prior to investments in distressed situations

  • Assisting companies, mortgagees, bondholders, suppliers, customers and other creditors in distressed situations

  • Restructuring of companies and corporations based on legal, operational and financial evaluations

  • Conducting transactions with distressed companies before or after bankruptcy and/or debt negotiations

  • Acting as counsel in insolvency disputes, such as recovery, unlawful value transfer and personal liability

  • Enforcing mortgages and pursuing provisional security and arrest

  • Arrest of vessels and handling forced sales and transactions within the shipping sector