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Noh, Solomon J.

Solomon J. Noh


Solomon J. Noh, a partner in the Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Group, has an inter-disciplinary practice with involvement in derivatives, financing and mergers & acquisitions, all with a focus on distressed and bankruptcy situations, particularly of a cross-border nature. Mr. Noh was recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the Restructuring and Insolvency-US section of the 2013 IFLR 1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and as a “Rising Star” in the 2014 edition.

Mr. Noh’s position is unique in that he is a US bankruptcy lawyer operating in the London market. Mr. Noh’s recent focus has been on the representation of hedge funds and other asset managers in the assessment of investment opportunities and trading execution in relation to European distressed situations. Mr. Noh also regularly represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings and cross-border insolvencies, and also advises lenders in various types of financing transactions. Mr. Noh, who began practicing in 2000, joined Shearman & Sterling in 2002.

Selected Experience

  • Various holders of subordinated notes issued by The Co-operative Bank plc in connection with the first-ever creditor “bail-in” of a UK financial institution
  • Distressed investors in The Bank of Cyprus
  • Secured lenders in connection with a cross-border out-of-court restructuring of a port terminals operator
  • A major UK financial institution to perform counterparty risk assessment in connection with bespoke securities lending transactions
  • IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) in connection with safe harbor/counterparty risk analysis

Selected Publications

  • “Potential Pitfalls for Hedge Fund Managers in the Ever-Expanding Use of English Schemes of Arrangement,” The Hedge Fund Law Report, Volume 7, Number 26, July 11, 2014
  • "Lesson from Lehman Brothers for Hedge Fund Managers: The Effect of a Bankruptcy Filing on the Value of the Debtor's Derivatives Book," The Hedge Fund Law Report, Volume 5, Number 27, July 12, 2012
  • "Treatment of a Hedge Fund’s Claims Against and Other Exposures to a Covered Financial Company Under the Orderly Liquidation Authority Created by the Dodd-Frank Act," The Hedge Fund Law Report, Volume 4, Number 15, May 6, 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Euromoney 2013 Distressed Debt Conference: “Examining Distressed Debt Investment Opportunities in the Wake of Recent and Future Bank Deleveraging,” February 2013
  • ACIC 2012 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference: “The Eurozone Crisis: What Do You Really Need to Know?” October 2012


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1997




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