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Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency


Devi Shah is co-head of Mayer Brown’s Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency group in London. She focuses on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency and has a particular interest in international and cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters, as well as pensions aspects of restructurings.

Devi has extensive experience in insurance insolvency and restructuring matters, including advising on provisional liquidation, schemes of arrangement (including international recognition and enforcement issues), proof issues and set-off. She also handles financial disputes and fraud related claims.

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London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

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Devi ShahMayer Brown International LLP

Mayer Brown International LLP attracted a strong flow of transatlantic M&A deals in 2020, notwithstanding market challenges. Elsewhere, the practice particularly distinguishes itself in insurance-linked securities work and cat bonds, having acted on five out of the only six PCC vehicles to date under the new UK regime, as well as every cat bond issuance. In addition, other areas of strength include transactional liability, restructurings and insurtech matters. Colin Scagell co-heads the practice with Devi Shah, who focuses on restructuring and insolvency matters.

London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Mayer Brown International LLP‘s restructuring team has continued to grow market share and gain recognition among a varied array of creditor/investor and debtor stakeholders for its ability to provide ‘very good technical legal advice on complex insolvency matters‘. Barry Cosgrave ‘s arrival in September 2020 from K&L Gates LLP was the latest partner level hire at the time of going to press and strengthened the firm’s ability to advise on complex cross-border distressed investment work, as a result of his ‘detailed understanding of acutely distressed situations and  of complex, structured credit’. ‘Hugely experienced and impressive in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring matters‘ (including as it relates to pensions and insurance mandates), Devi Shah is also recommended and co-heads the team alongside the ‘exceptionalAmy Jacks and ‘experienced, approachable and commercialMichael Fiddy, who both have  a more traditional restructuring/insolvency offering for IPs, banks and funds.