Special Situations Advisory

Our Special Situations Advisory Practice develops innovative and comprehensive solutions for clients who are navigating stressed or distressed situations or considering event-driven opportunities by bringing together leading lawyers from its Tier 1-ranked finance, debt capital markets, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and disputes practices as well as its multiple award-winning Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. 


Our Special Situations Advisory Practice has a wide breadth of expertise advising a diverse range of stakeholder groups, including corporate issuers and debtors, lenders, buyers and sellers in distressed mergers and acquisitions, debtor-in-possession financiers, creditors and investors. The types of matters which would benefit from the full spectrum of our top-tier transactional, restructuring and litigation expertise include:


  • Acquisition of distressed companies and assets through in-or out-of-court processes;
  • Creative credit solutions including debts backed by non-traditional security packages, rescue debtor-in-possession financing and other complex financing structures;
  • Private capital debt and equity investments in distressed or event-driven situations;
  • Out-of-court balance sheet restructurings;
  • Strategic exits or divestments of challenging portfolio investments and/or non-performing loans;
  • Fund raising by distressed companies including liaising with regulators in respect of PIPE transactions;
  • Advising on corporate governance in stressed or distressed situations and crisis management; and
  • Activist shareholder litigation.