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Financial Restructuring

Bracewell's restructuring group represents bondholders, noteholders, lenders, debtors, and other major constituencies in all types of financial restructuring and litigation situations. We have a deep and sophisticated restructuring background to protect the interests of diverse creditor constituencies. We understand the need to reconcile and advocate effectively in order to maximize our clients' recoveries. Our restructuring attorneys are among "the globe's leading practitioners" (The Australian) and the "most admired bankruptcy attorneys in the United States"(Law360), with "superb knowledge, fine commercial sense, unending energy and sharp focus" (Legal 500).

Our cross-disciplinary team regularly advises on special situations, investments and acquisitions, lending and financing activities, and in-court as well as out-of-court restructurings throughout the US and the world, including major assignments in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caspian Region, Europe, the Middle East, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Bracewell's Scope

Among other restructuring services, clients look to Bracewell's team for:

  • Out-of-court restructurings
  • In-court proceedings
  • Distressed M&A transactions
  • Bankruptcy litigation and appeals
  • Official and ad hoc creditors’ committee counsel
  • Chapter 11 lead or special international debtor’s counsel
  • Cross-border restructurings

Bracewell & Giuliani has one of the leading restructuring, workout and bankruptcy groups in the world, but you don't need to take our word for it, here is what our clients and industry surveys say:

Bracewell's Financial Restructuring Group is "phenomenally committed" and a "seamless national team" with "vast international experience." (Legal 500)

We "serve clients extraordinarily well" (Chambers USA), we "represent many of the world's largest institutional investors in and out of the courtroom" (Connecticut Law Tribune) and we have "unparalleled expertise in cross-border restructurings." (Law360)

We are “particularly known for cross-border and international restructuring expertise" (Chambers Global) and we are also "particularly renowned for ... representing second-lien lenders and second-place debt-holders." (Chambers USA)

We have "an excellent reputation for bankruptcy litigation", our bankruptcy litigation team is "outstandingly commercial and technically superb" (Legal 500) and we "scored a landmark victory in [a] Chapter 11 battle [that set] an extraordinary precedent." (Lloyd's List)

Our maritime restructuring team is "the biggest draw at the bankruptcy party" (Lloyds List) and has "a franchise on Chapter 11 proceedings for beleaguered shipping companies." (Amalia Tankers)

Our restructuring attorneys are among "the globe's leading practitioners" (The Australian) and the "most admired bankruptcy attorneys in the United States" (Law360) with "superb knowledge, fine commercial sense, unending energy and sharp focus" (Legal 500) and with repeated recognition in industry and peer surveys, including: Euromoney’s Top 25 “Best of the Best” insolvency lawyers in the world, Who’s Who Legal’s list of the 25 “Most Highly Regarded” insolvency lawyers in the world, Turnaround & Workouts’ top 12 “Outstanding Bankruptcy Attorneys,” AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, K&A Register, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer?, Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Who’s Who in the World.

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Be sure to visit Basis Points Bracewell’s blog providing context and offering fresh (if irreverent) commentary on developments in today's restructuring, distressed debt and new investment markets.