Dentons’ Global Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Practice

Dentons’ global Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group represents one of the largest, most highly regarded teams of dedicated professionals in the world. With more than 300 lawyers around the world practicing in their respective jurisdictions, our Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy lawyers provide a truly global service to our clients by offering insolvency and restructuring capabilities on all matters whether they involve local, domestic, cross-border or international aspects. Consistently recognized as a market leader, we offer extensive skill and experience in all industry sectors leveraged by our broad geographical coverage. With our enhanced presence across the world, the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy group has been developing synergies following our clients’ businesses both at a global level and local level.

A client extols the firm’s abilities in this field, explaining: “Dentons are hired for the most tricky restructuring and insolvency matters with the highest exposure, and for the cross-border insolvency issues and proceedings.” Chambers and Partners Global, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

A client highlights the team’s ability to approach matters in a nuanced and sophisticated way, noting: “They really engage with the cases in a complex manner; of course they protect their clients’ interests, but when they propose their solutions they’re also thinking about how other parties are going to take it and if the proposed solution would be acceptable, and at the same time they’re very good with communication.” Chambers and Partners Europe, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

The team is widely praised for providing a cost-effective service, one client commenting: “They provide good, consistent work which is cost-effective for what they do; they’re a solid practice.” Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Another client highlights the practice’s user-friendly approach: “I like that I can call them up and have a discussion rather than have to wait for written advice all the time.” Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Sources say: “It was a complex matter but they handled it well, they have done a fine job.” Chambers and Partners USA, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Sources note that the team is “very responsible and carefully gives advice. They have a deep bench of partners with knowledge on who can assist the many issues we face.” Chambers and Partners USA, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Clients say: “They have good depth and breadth of resources and experience, as well as sensitivity to the needs and levels of expertise of a client.” Chambers UK, Restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

“The team members are very experienced and knowledgeable in restructuring and insolvency and are able to advise on complex matters with ease.” Legal 500 UK, Corporate restructuring and Insolvency, 2020

Capabilities and Experience

  • Credit Risk Management
  • Creditor and Committee Representation
  • Creditor Composition and Assignment Agreements, Schemes of Arrangement and Voluntary Arrangements
  • Cross-Border Restructuring
  • Debtor Representation
  • DIP Financing
  • Distressed Energy and Mining
  • Distressed M&A, Investing and Debt Trading

Key Contacts 

Asia Pacific
Maw Shen Foo 
(Partner, Singapore) 
D +65 6885 3607 
[email protected] 

Herman Jeremiah 
(Partner, Singapore) 
D +65 6885 3614 
[email protected] 

Palmer (Guangming) Wang 
(Partner, Shanghai)  
D +86 21 5878 8533 
[email protected] 

Justin Bates  
(Partner, Sydney)  
D +61 2 9931 4763 
[email protected] 

David McIntosh  
(Partner, Sydney)  
D +61 2 9035 7439 
[email protected] 

  • Financial Institution Insolvency
  • Independent Advice to Directors of Distressed Companies
  • Insolvency Administrators, Monitors, Receivers, Trustees and Other Officeholders
  • Insolvency Litigation Enforcement
  • Insolvency Proceeding Financing
  • Insurance Related Insolvencies
  • Mediation
  • Municipal Reform and Restructuring

David W. Mann  
(Partner, Calgary)  
D +1 403 268 7097 
[email protected] 

Andreas Ziegenhagen 
(Partner, Berlin) 
D +49 30 2 64 73 207 
[email protected] 

Anna Maria Pukszto 
(Partner, Warsaw) 
D +48 22 242 56 99 
[email protected] 

Middle East
Paul Jarvis  
(Partner, Abu Dhabi)  
D +971 2 612 9421 
[email protected] 

  • Out-of-Court Restructurings and Workouts
  • Pensions and Benefits in Transactions and Reorganizations
  • Protective Shield Proceedings
  • Representation of Government and Quasi-Government Organizations
  • Safeguard Proceedings
  • Supplier and Customer Representation in Restructurings
  • Tax Related Insolvency Transactions and Reorganizations

Latin America and the Caribbean
Eduardo Cárdenas 
(Partner, Bogotá) 
D +57 (1) 313 7800 ext. 217 
[email protected] 

Roy Herrera  
(Partner, San Jose)  
D +506 882 3 1525 
[email protected]  

United Kingdom
Neil Griffiths  
(Partner, London)  
D +44 20 7320 6822 
[email protected] 

Ian Fox  
(Partner, London)  
D +44 20 7320 5487
[email protected] 

United States 
Robert E. Richards  
(Partner,  Chicago) 
D+1 312 876 7396 
[email protected]