Shearman And Sterling

Alex Wood is a partner in our Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice based in London.  

Alex is experienced in all aspects of business restructuring and insolvency and focuses on complex insolvency work and financial services (including insurance) insolvency and restructuring. He has expertise in the design and implementation of complex schemes of arrangement, cross-border restructurings and formal insolvency procedures.

Alex is recognised across a number of leading legal directories. He is ranked as a 'Leading Individual' in Legal 500 UK 2023 with clients describing him as "a go-to sounding board for complicated restructuring and implementation issues, who readily translates academic issues into practical solutions." Clients go on to say that Alex " excels at taking complex scenarios and finding workable solutions on complex multi-party, multi-jurisdictional transactions". Alex is also recognised as a ‘Thought Leader’ for Restructuring & Insolvency in Who’s Who Legal and is highly recommended in IFLR1000 UK where clients describe him as “very technical”, and his “know-how of English law, particularly in schemes of arrangement, is outstanding.”