Global markets can experience significant disruption, resulting in dislocation and distress for companies and their stakeholders across the capital structure. The successful navigation of large-scale, cross-border liability management and restructuring and insolvency matters requires a breadth of geographical presence, experience in advising stakeholders through large and complex restructurings, and the global coordination of diverse practice areas.
Breadth of geographical presence
Sidley has a premier, global practice in handling international and cross-border aspects of complex, multi-jurisdictional restructuring matters. Its Restructuring team, comprising more than 60 lawyers across Europe, Asia, and the United States, has comprehensive experience in guiding stakeholders through difficult, complex, and cross-border restructurings in today’s market.
Sidley is listed as a recommended firm for Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency in the 2023 Legal 500 UK guide, with clients praising Sidley as “a strong team that is picking up challenging work across a number of jurisdictions.”
Sidley’s Restructuring team also has a strong track record of implementing restructuring solutions throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with on-the-ground client service capabilities for over 35 years in China, Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, and Singapore. With international markets more mixed than ever, our global presence allows us to integrate resources efficiently and consider commercial, legal, regulatory, and practical issues in what are often very time-sensitive circumstances.
In-depth experience across the capital structure
Our experience and diverse client bases mean we are well placed to act for various stakeholders across a capital structure: from international corporations facing financial distress with branches and assets located in multiple jurisdictions, to existing creditors and sponsors seeking to protect their interests, and incoming investors looking to take a stake in large distressed entities. Our teams have advised on restructurings across a range of industries, including financial services, energy, and manufacturing, and we work closely with private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks, and other distressed debt investors. We are recognized for understanding the legal and commercial nuances across international restructuring and insolvency regimes and pride ourselves on providing cohesive and clear advice to clients.
Global coordination of legal proficiency
In navigating through complex cross-border restructurings, stakeholders will often be faced with a variety of challenges which will need to be resolved quickly and efficiently. By working closely with Sidley’s extensive breadth of legal capabilities, including our Capital Markets, Litigation, M&A, Real Estate, Employment, Regulatory, Securities, and Tax teams, our Restructuring team is able to draw upon the highest quality legal services across the globe to ensure that no problem is too large and that the most challenging of issues can be overcome effectively.
Our experience in managing some of the largest and most complex restructuring matters means we are well versed in coordinating a number of internationally recognized lawyers across a range of practice areas, delivering a harmonized service to our clients. With such a diverse and well-esteemed global offering, our Restructuring team and, in turn, our client base benefit from a wide-ranging pool of legal resources to plan and implement the most innovative and challenging financial restructurings.