Restructuring & Special Situations

Companies, creditors, and shareholders turn to Latham & Watkins for guidance and advice on the world’s largest and most complex restructurings and special situations.

Creative Problem Solving

Today’s increasingly complex restructuring and special situations transactions require the global coordination of substantive expertise from diverse practice areas. Latham has the breadth of practice that is required to represent any major participant in a restructuring or special situations transaction or proceedings and can draw upon its extensive legal expertise on global financial transactions — financing and capital markets, securities law, corporate, litigation, real estate, employment and pensions, environmental, regulatory, and tax law.

Latham’s fully coordinated Restructuring & Special Situations Practice has the geographic presence and resources to provide top-quality legal service anywhere in the world, including on matters with significant cross-border challenges. In addition, the firm’s extensive involvement across the globe with every form of current finance structure gives its lawyers the necessary experience to design and implement the most complex financial restructurings.

The global restructuring and special situations team represents borrowers, sponsors, institutional and distressed investors (individually and in groups) and other parties on workouts, restructurings, and bankruptcy cases from middle market businesses to the largest multinational enterprises.

In-depth Expertise

Latham offers clients a full range of services in the global restructuring and special situations areas, including:

  • Global domestic and multinational / cross-border liability management and restructurings both in- and out-of-court
  • Exchange and tender offers and consent solicitations
  • Pre-packaged and pre-arranged plans of reorganization
  • Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 proceedings
  • Special situations lending and strategies for distressed investors to obtain control of troubled companies
  • Rescue, debtor-in-possession, and exit financings
  • Distressed M&A including acquiring assets out of formal insolvency proceedings
  • Chapter 11 litigation, including defending against lender liability actions, fraudulent conveyance claims, and challenges
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