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Kirkland & Ellis' Restructuring Group utilizes its offices in the United States, Europe and Asia to provide integrated services to clients worldwide. Kirkland's Restructuring lawyers have advised on some of the most complex, multijurisdictional restructurings in recent history and have a broad range of business advisory and crisis management skills to navigate clients through situations involving financially troubled companies. Our lawyers have handled matters across multiple industries, including media, entertainment, transportation, manufacturing, energy, retail, and real estate.

With more than 100 lawyers in our U.S., London, Munich, and Hong Kong offices, the Restructuring Group has earned a distinguished international reputation by achieving positive results for a wide range of global clients. Furthermore, we regularly draw upon and benefit from the experience of Kirkland's internationally recognized lawyers in securities, corporate, tax, real estate, litigation and intellectual property to provide the full-service capabilities our clients need for the various legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.

Select Restructuring Group Awards and Recognition

  • Kirkland was named the top firm in Global Restructuring Review’s inaugural GRR 30 rankings. Kirkland ranked #1 out of 30 firms that were selected based on multiple factors, among them the size of the team, the number of countries they served, the hours they billed, the clients they attracted, and the value and volume of their cases.

  • On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling its objective list of talent available at the highest level of international legal practice. Kirkland's Restructuring Group has been highly ranked since the publication's inception and received a first-tier ranking in both the global and USA categories in the 2008 through 2017 editions of Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.

  • In May 2017, Kirkland was named "Bankruptcy Team of the Year" by Chambers & Partners at the Chambers USA Awards ceremony in New York. Kirkland was selected from a group of eight finalist firms for providing superior service to its clients.

  • In the 2007 through 2017 editions of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Kirkland's Restructuring Group was ranked in the first tier among law firms for Bankruptcy/Restructuring.

  • The Legal 500 U.S. aims to provide independent, unbiased commentary on the leading law firms in the U.S. legal marketplace in various areas of corporate, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax law. Kirkland received a first-tier ranking in Corporate Restructuring in the 2008 through 2017 editions.

  • IFLR1000 is the international legal market's guide to leading corporate finance law firms spanning the globe. The information published in this guide is compiled using resources from Legal Media Group's International Financial Law Review and Expert Guides. In the 2008 through 2017 editions of IFLR1000, Kirkland received a first-tier ranking in Restructuring & Insolvency.

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