International & Cross-Border Insolvency

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Market-leading teams in the USA, Hong Kong, London and Germany. - Chambers Global, 2023
The international and cross-border aspects of restructuring and insolvency matters have become substantially more important in recent years. Kirkland's market-leading global restructuring practice has unmatched experience in cross-border restructuring situations, having advised on some of the most important and complex engagements in recent history.

Whether it is acting on behalf of a multinational corporation experiencing financial difficulties, a lender or creditor in a contentious restructuring, or a private equity or hedge fund looking to take a stake in a stressed or distressed company, Kirkland's breadth and depth of experience is extensive. Our experience and team is truly global, having handled cross-border matters in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Kirkland's European restructuring team, based in London and Munich, has extensive knowledge of European legal and practical jurisdictional variances, and provides premier legal and practical European distressed, restructuring and insolvency advice to a wide range of clients. We recognize the importance of carefully considering local legal, regulatory and practical issues, how these issues in one country impact on issues in another, and in turn, how these issues affect the global advice given to clients.

In Asia, Kirkland’s restructuring attorneys have an established track record of getting deals done quickly and commercially in a wide range of jurisdictions and industry sectors across the Asia-Pacific region, including China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Thailand. We regularly advise clients on a full range of restructuring issues including debt rescheduling and refinancings, workouts and restructurings, debt trading, distressed acquisitions and financings, receiverships and liquidations, shareholder disputes, directors' duties, and schemes of arrangement and other reorganization processes.

Restructuring Team of the Year

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Asia-Pacific Awards, 2023

UK Restructuring Team of the Year

Legal Business Awards, 2022

Named #1 Firm in the World in Restructuring Seven Years in a Row

Global Restructuring Review’s GRR 30 Rankings, 2017–2023