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Mayer Brown International LLP

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Devi Shah

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Mayer Brown

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Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency


Devi Shah is joint head of Mayer Brown's Restructuring, Bankruptcy and 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, including set-off across jurisdictions. She also has experience in handling financial disputes, with particular experience in acting on guarantee claims and on restitution issues, as well as advising on fraud and other breach of duty allegations against professional trustees.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Mayer Brown International LLP handles litigation, dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency, and is able to pursue fraud claims throughout the world thanks to the firm's global network of offices across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. Areas of expertise include multi-jurisdictional fraud, asset recovery, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of trust, Ponzi scheme busting, injunctions and freezing orders. Clients include banks, insolvency practitioners, lenders, pension trustees and corporates in the financial services, retail, energy and life sciences sectors. Devi Shah and Alistair Graham head the team, which was joined by Sam Eastwood and Jason Hungerford from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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London: Finance

Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring & insolvency

Provided with additional bandwidth and critical mass by the arrival in June 2019 of Michael Fiddy and Amy Jacks  from DLA Piper, Mayer Brown International LLP 's six-partner team represents a broad mix of stakeholders, including funds, corporate trustees, insolvency practitioners, and banks across a range of contentious and non-contentious mandates. Team head Devi Shah is 'extremely pleasant to work with and provides reliable advice' across both domestic and cross-border mandates, with particular niches on insurance insolvencies and pensions-related restructurings.

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London: Insurance

Insurance: insolvency and restructuring

Within: Leading individuals

Devi Shah - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Insurance: insolvency and restructuring

The team at Mayer Brown International LLP benefits from 'diverse connections to other practice groups' around the US firm's global network, enabling it to handle complex cross-border mandates. Areas of particular expertise include long tail liability issues, insurtech and insurance-linked securities. Practice head Devi Shah and Colin Scagell are praised for their 'pragmatic' approach, while counsel Alexandra Wood is also recommended. In 2018 Shah and Wood were both part of the firm's team advising on insolvency of Lloyd's corporate member ACAL Underwriting Limited, securing an important High Court decision which brought the matter to a conclusion.

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