HOGAN LOVELLS

Comment: HL comes recommended for financial restructuring and corporate rescue and, like Gleiss Lutz or Clifford Chance, is an example of how long-term activity across the whole insolvency and restructuring market is a successful strategy at present. With a ramped-up associate base, HL was involved in a plethora of instructions. The tradition in insolvency-related litigation remains successful; for the administrator in the potentially scandalous Müller-Brot insolvency, HL reviewed and asserted legal challenges. Work with non-performing loans, which passes many firms by, despite the German clients in this field, leads to numerous major transactions for HL.
Recommended: Dr. Heiko Tschauner (“impressive instructions”, competitor; “top quality internationally”, client).
Practice: Advice to companies, banks and other creditors on restructuring and insolvency proceedings; ongoing advice to insolvency administrators on cross-border issues as well as liability claims/legal challenges. Highly specialized litigation activity ( ?commercial litigation and liability) and advice to investors. ?M&A. (9 partners, 1 counsel, 9 associates)
Clients: ?? Röhr-Bush in insolvency protection proceedings for corporate rescue with insolvency plan; Leiser Group on further corporate rescue round with insolvency protection proceedings; NordLB on sale of ship finance portfolio to KKR and sovereign wealth fund; Macquarie Bank on acquisition of aircraft financing portfolio of HSH Nordbank; Müller-Brot insolvency administrator (Ampferl/Dr. Beck & Partner) on asserting claims.
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