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Kirkland & Ellis
26TH FLOOR, GLOUCESTER TOWER
THE LANDMARK, 15 QUEEN'S ROAD CENTRAL
HONG KONG
Hong Kong

Work Department

Restructuring

Position

Partner

Career

Neil McDonald heads Kirkland’s market-leading contentious and non-contentious restructuring practice in Asia. Bringing years of experience, a broad knowledge base and polished strategic skills, Neil advises on an expansive range of issues that arise in the restructuring and insolvency of troubled companies. Neil also advises financial institutions, insolvency appointment holders, turnaround management firms and hedge funds in distressed situations, including helping clients source and maximize lucrative opportunities that manifest from financial distress. Neil has been recognized as a leading lawyer for restructuring and insolvency by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Chambers Greater China, IFLR1000 and PLC Which Lawyer? guide book.

Education

University of Western Australia (B. Juris, 1990; LL.B, 1991)

Lawyer Rankings

China > Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms

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Hong Kong > Restructuring and insolvency

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Kirkland & Ellis is recommended for its robust restructuring capacity and has been instructed on a number of high-profile matters in the region, notably including China Evergrande Group and Kaisa on their offshore USD Notes. Neil McDonald, practice head, is a highly experienced practitioner and has expertise advising companies, financial institutions and hedge funds, both international and Chinese, on a broad range of distressed finance matters. Jacqueline Tang has gained extensive experience in corporate restructuring work and routinely advises companies and creditors on matters relating to distressed cases in China and across Asia. The restructuring team has been a key point of contact for major China real estate developers facing default and has widened its Asia-facing practice with increasing focus on regions such as India and Indonesia. Daniel Margulies recently departed the firm to join Dechert.