Mr Gregory Petrick > Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
100 Bishopsgate

Work Department

Financial Restructuring


Gregory M. Petrick, chair of Cadwalader’s Financial Restructuring Group and Managing Partner of the London office, has represented debtors, official unsecured creditors’ committees, secured lenders, state regulators, and trustees in complex business reorganizations. His practice encompasses counseling secured and unsecured lenders, creditor committees, public bondholders, debtors, shareholders, and investors involved in many of the largest and most complex U.S. and international reorganizations and restructurings, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation. Greg has played a major role in the restructuring, reorganization, sale, or acquisition of businesses in the life insurance, financial services, telecommunications, energy, real estate, shipping, and hospitality industries. He has also led cross-border restructurings across Europe, Indonesia and Australia. Greg is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. He is also a registered foreign lawyer in England and Wales.


Fordham University, School of Law J.D.
Boston University B.A., summa cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: shipping - finance

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP‘s New York-based practice is particularly noted for its representation of creditors and bondholders in distressed shipping restructurings. Its experience includes handling issues involving foreign shipping companies and Chapter 11 filings, bankruptcy structures, and maritime liens and vessel arrests. The practice’s transactional experience also includes advising on securities offerings. Key figures within the team are co-chair of the corporate practice, Richard Brand, who regularly acts on shipping industry-related matters; and financial restructuring group chair Gregory Petrick, who divides his time between London and New York. Joshua Apfelroth routinely advises shipping companies on public offerings and restructurings.