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Latham & Watkins LLP

Mitchell Seider

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Mitchell A. Seider is a partner in the New York and Houston offices of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Seider is global Co-chair of the firm’s Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice and a member of the Latin America Practice. Mr. Seider focuses his practice on business reorganizations and financial restructurings.


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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