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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Matthew Feldman

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Business Reorganization & Restructuring


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United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice handles matters for both creditors and debtors and recently acted for the steering committee of high-yield bond holders of CGG in the simultaneous Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 in the US and Sauvegarde proceedings in France: a team led by John Longmire successfully achieved the conversion of $1.6bn high-yield bonds into a majority of equity in CGG as well as a $375m of investment to be backstopped by the steering committee. The group also continues to advise the COFINA Agent on the ongoing effort to reorganize the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and in a company-side representation, Matthew Feldman advised SquareTwo Financial Services Corporation on its pre-packaged Chapter 11, including the confirmation of the plan as well as the successful sale of the debtors’ companies. The practice further advised Secure Point Technologies and affiliates on Chapter 11 proceedings and Total Safety US on its out-of-court restructuring. The firm also continued to defend Lehman Brothers against claims brought by residential mortgage-backed securities trusts relating to mortgage loans issued prior to the company’s bankruptcy. Rachel Strickland and Feldman head the New York-based team, which was further strengthened by the arrival of Brian Lennon from Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Former practice co-head Marc Abrams is another key name.

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