Shearman & Sterling’s Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice represents a wide range of companies on the full spectrum of restructuring matters around the world. Our clients include financial institutions, hedge funds, corporate debtors in various industries, ad hoc committees and buyers and sellers of distressed assets.

Clients recognize that our unparalleled breadth of experience, combined with the strength of our global platform, enable us to provide a unique 360° perspective on the issues and parties involved in all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency work. We advise on both cross-border and local financial restructuring matters, including developing effective bankruptcy and reorganization strategies to successfully address the many legal challenges facing organizations today. Our practice is distinguished by the broad scope of issues on which we advise clients, the deep experience of our restructuring lawyers around the world and our integrated service offerings, including Mergers & Acquisitions; Finance; Capital Markets; Litigation; Compensation, Governance & ERISA; and Tax. We work closely with our colleagues in these related areas to find creative and effective solutions for our clients.

Bolstering the firm’s reputation as a leader in the field, our lawyers have extensive experience with a wide array of international insolvency regimes. These include the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (including the commodity broker liquidation and stockbroker liquidation subchapters), the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA), the Orderly Liquidation Authority (OLA) and state insurance insolvency law. We also have been deeply involved in some of the largest cross-border transactions in Europe and have particularly robust experience in high yield bonds, derivatives, structured products and leveraged finance structures.

These resources are available on a real-time basis, allowing issues to be addressed and resolved quickly across time-zones.