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        Business Restructuring

        Understanding the fundamentals needed to achieve the turnaround of a troubled business and maximise recovery for all stakeholders is essential to protect value, whether that means its brand, reputation, intellectual property or other tangible assets.

        Whether you’re a bank or other lending institution, a private equity company, investment fund, creditor, retailer, healthcare supplier, charity, commercial organisation or a restructuring expert, our specialist business restructuring team advises on all issues and disputes around the restructuring of companies, schemes of arrangements, company voluntary arrangements as well as formal insolvency work, involving administrations, receiverships, liquidations and bankruptcies.

        "Their strengths are the quality of work and technical knowledge."
        – Client testimonial via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500

        In many situations, we begin our assignments by advising directors on their obligations and duties through to restructuring debts of companies in ways that are innovative, realistic and achievable.

        Both in the UK and Europe, our talented team uses its understanding of commercial needs across the sectors to take a decisive, innovative, collaborative approach.

        Katharine Lawrenson

        • Partner // Head of Creditor Services

        Matthew Brown

        • Associate Partner

        Kirsten Farmer

        • Executive Partner (Sydney)

        Andreas Panzer

        • Partner // Head of Tax (Germany)

        Ken Rutherford

        • Partner // Executive Partner (Belfast)

        Iain Shurwood

        • Partner // Head of Corporate Banking (London)

        Iain Thomas

        • Partner // Head of Real Estate Finance

        Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton

        • Partner // Head of Oil & Gas

        Ashley Jaques

        • Senior Associate

        Richard Holmes

        • Senior Associate

        Sarada Nya

        • Associate

        Alicia Renshaw

        • Senior Associate

        Jean Francois Mercadier

        • Partner // Managing Partner (France)
        Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.