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Latham & Watkins LLP

Peter P. Knight

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Peter Knight is a partner in the firm's Insolvency Practice, Co-chair of the firm’s Global Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice, and the Chair of the Chicago office's Finance Department. Mr. Knight focuses his practice on representing secured lenders in all aspects of out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, but also represents unsecured creditors, equity holders, indenture trustees, bondholder groups, distressed debt and asset buyers, and other economic stakeholders.

Position

Finance Partner

Career

https://www.lw.com/people/peter-knight


United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Based on a ‘good bench and broad experience’, Latham & Watkins LLP’s practice has ‘sharp and astute subject matter expertise’ in high-profile restructuring matters. The ‘very responsive’ and ‘extremely approachable’ team, known primarily for its creditor-side work, represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Energy XXI in its Chapter 11 filing. The group has also been active on the debtor-side in the energy sector, where it advised Chaparral Energy on its $1.6bn Chapter 11 restructuring and Stone Energy Corporation on its prepackaged plan. Mitchell Seider has particular expertise in cross-border restructuring and alongside colleagues in Paris and London acted for Credit Suisse as agent in the restructuring of the French corporation CGG. In another multijurisdictional matter, the team is acting for General Electrics in Chapter 15 proceedings as well as in the Spanish restructuring of Abengoa, including Abengoa’s divestment of the Norte III power plant in Mexico. Following the retirement of former co-chair Jan Baker, the practice is headed by Peter Gilhuly in Los Angeles, Chicago-based Peter Knight and Seider in New York. George Davis joined the New York office from O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Jeffrey Bjork in Los Angeles joined from Sidley Austin LLP and Chicago-based Matthew Warren made partner.

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