ALEX ROVIRA is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring practice group in New York and has spent close to three years in each of Sidley’s London and Hong Kong offices. As such, he has a broad range of experience in representing clients on various aspects of corporate restructuring and workouts, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and insolvency matters in the U.S., UK, Asia Pacific, and Cayman Islands. Alex’s work has included representing both debtors’ and creditors’ rights in complex U.S. Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 cases (recognition of foreign proceedings), solvent and insolvent schemes of arrangements proceedings in England, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands, and cross-border reorganizations with a broad range of experience, including, among other things, negotiating DIP financing, cash collateral, and exit financing packages; drafting, negotiating, and implementing plans of reorganization and schemes of arrangement; advising provisional liquidators and “light-touch” provisional liquidators; negotiating debt and equity documents for reorganized companies; drafting and negotiating sale documents and pleadings in connection with distressed asset sales; strategic planning for debt restructuring alternatives both in- and out-of-court proceedings; preparing debtors for restructuring filings in numerous jurisdictions and cross-border proceedings; and structuring exit strategies for debtors and creditors in complex distressed and restructuring situations and related proceedings. He also has significant experience advising and representing clients on broker dealer and bank liquidation proceedings. Alex also advises on the structuring of financing transactions, such as real estate financing, securitizations, repurchase agreements, security lending arrangements, swaps, forwards and other derivative agreements, sale-lease back transactions with a focus on insolvency risks, enforcement, and remedies.
Alex was noted in The Legal 500 as a key contact for Sidley’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice in Hong Kong. He was also selected as “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers in 2013–2014, and was noted as a “top rated creditor and debtor rights attorney in New York.” In 2011, Alex was selected for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Next Generation program.