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Latham & Watkins

99 BISHOPSGATE, LONDON, EC2M 3XF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7710 1000
Fax:
Fax 020 7374 4460
Email:
Web:
www.lw.com

John Houghton

Tel:
Work +44 20 7710 1847
Email:
Web:
www.lw.com/people/john-houghton
Latham & Watkins LLP

Work Department

Partner

Position

John Houghton is the global Co-chair of the Insolvency Practice and head of the European Restructuring, Insolvency and Workouts Practice. Mr. Houghton specialises in advising creditors, sponsors, insolvency companies and practitioners on all areas of international restructurings, insolvency and corporate rescues. He also advises parties seeking to fund into existing insolvencies and restructurings or who are interested in acquiring distressed businesses.


London: Finance

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

John Houghton - Latham & Watkins

Within: Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Latham & Watkins' rapidly growing six-partner team¬†‚Äď strengthened by the arrival of 'extremely proactive problem solvers'¬†Yen Sum ¬†and¬†Jennifer Brennan¬†from¬†Sidley Austin LLP¬†in July 2018¬†‚Äď provides 'insightful and highly bespoke advice' to a range of stakeholders throughout the capital structure. Instructed on a standalone basis and also generating a significant workflow from the firm's strong private equity and bank/capital markets practices, the team provides 'dynamic and user-friendly advice' to creditors and debtors across a growing volume of the¬†¬†most complex cross-border restructurings in the market. 'Highly commercial' team head¬†Simon J Baskerville¬†is a 'force of nature for fund restructurings'. He¬†recently spearheaded the team's work, along with practitioners from New York and Hamburg, on the high-profile representation of a committee of creditors of Steinhoff Europe on its comprehensive restructuring. The 'very experienced'¬†John Houghton¬†handles work for a broad range of stakeholders, particularly in relation to emerging markets mandates, while¬†Helena Potts¬†has a focus on debtor side mandates.

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