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News Jul 16, 2020

Firm Strengthens London Financial Restructuring Practice with Appointment of Alex Wood

Global law firm Shearman & Sterling today announces the appointment of Alex Wood as a Financial Restructuring and Insolvency partner in London. His addition further enhances the firm's strong global financial restructuring and insolvency capabilities.

Alex's practice encompasses all aspects of financial restructuring and insolvency.  He has extensive experience advising corporates, sponsors and creditors (including financial institutions, hedge funds and credit funds) on complex and cross-border restructurings and insolvencies.  As a prominent Financial Restructuring and Insolvency partner, Alex has advised clients on a number of market leading and innovative deals.

"Alex adds valuable financial restructuring and insolvency expertise in London, complementing our existing global offering.  His appointment demonstrates the firm's continued commitment to strategic investments in new partners and attorneys globally" said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling.  "In light of the current and anticipated market conditions, Alex brings knowledge, experience and relationships to reinforce our existing capabilities."

Commenting on Alex's appointment, Fred Sosnick, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Team Leader, commented: "We are very pleased to welcome Alex as a Financial Restructuring and Insolvency partner in London.  His entrepreneurial approach, knowledge of the market and technical expertise are a perfect fit with our global platform.  His practice has synergies with our broader bank finance practice group as well as with other practices such as M&A, Disputes, Project Development & Finance, and Capital Markets. He will have a key role in developing further our London and European restructuring practice."

Ward McKimm, European Managing Partner, added: “Alex is a great hire for Shearman & Sterling as we continue to build-out our capability in London, Europe and globally. Being able to provide our clients with the full range of financing solutions is clearly essential and we’re confident that his appointment will enable us to drive our business both in London and globally.”

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