McDermott Will & Emery

Comment: A firm respected for corporate rescue which improved its work in terms of quality and quantity. The established role as a transaction advisor for various well-respected insolvency administrators leads to first-class work every year, e.g. the sale of Unister’s travel business (for Flöther & Wissing) and the Gebrüder Kemmerich business operations (for White & Case). MWE stepped up advice to creditors and investors, e.g. to Jaguar on the insolvency of Takata, a company in Japanese and US Chapter 11 proceedings. MWE deployed its international strength here and in advice to administrator firm Münzel & Böhm in the series of proceedings involving O.W. Bunker in the US, UK and Germany.
Recommended: Dr. Matthias Kampshoff, Dr. Uwe Goetker.
Practice: Advice to companies and their directors on extrajudicial corporate rescue and on insolvency proceedings as well as distressed M&A; less frequently, banks on distressed loans; investors (funds) on acquisition/restructuring of companies, frequent integration with the ?employment and ?real estate practices, esp. in the auto, fashion and retail sectors. (Core team: 2 partners, 1 counsel, 7 associates)
Clients: ?? Unister insolvency administrator on sale of travel division to Rockaway Capital; Kemmerich insolvency administrator on attempted extrajudicial restructuring and subsequent sale to Sodecia; Signa Retail on acquisition of insolvent dress-for-less; Jaguar/Land Rover regarding Takata insolvency (public knowledge); O.W. Bunker insolvency administrator on debt recovery and collateral check in various jurisdictions.
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