Shearman & Sterling’s Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice represents a wide range of clients, both on the debtor and the creditor side, on the full spectrum of complex cross-border restructuring matters. Our lawyers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Italy work closely with other lawyers across the firm, leveraging expertise across various practices, sectors and industries, to deliver creative and effective solutions for our clients. Clients choose us for our commerciality, our breadth of experience and our multidisciplinary approach. We have been at the cutting edge of not only the U.S. but also the European restructuring market in recent years and bring to the table our experience in representing clients on a variety of complex restructurings, including complex cross-border distressed loan workouts, swaps, asset sales and litigation. We have particularly extensive experience in high yield bonds, derivatives, structured products and leveraged finance structures, and we use that expertise to create and deliver practical solutions to the issues that our clients face in distressed scenarios, utilizing the latest in restructuring tools and techniques.
We work in partnership with our clients, combining a commercial approach, our technical expertise and our understanding of the legal, political and business landscapes in which our clients operate. Our aim is to assist our clients in finding solutions and in preserving value.
International M&A Awards 2019
Energy Deal of the Year 2019: Restructuring of Pacific Drilling
Turnaround Atlas Awards 2019
Cross Border Turnaround of the Year 2019 (Mid-Markets): Fallbrook Technologies
Special Situation M&A Deal of the Year 2019 (Large): Energy Future Holdings Restructuring and Sale of Oncor Electric Delivery Company to Sempra Energy
Private Equity Acquisition of the Year 2019 (Large): Brookfield Business Partners Acquires Westinghouse Electric Company
Energy Restructuring of the Year 2019 (Large): Pacific Drilling Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization
10th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards and Restructuring Forum 2018
Honoured for “Corporate Turnaround”: Frigoglass restructuring
The Deal’s Q1 2018 Rankings
In The Deal’s first quarter rankings for 2018, Shearman & Sterling’s Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice is ranked highly in the Out-Of-Court Restructuring - Counsel to Creditor category.
FT European Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018
“Commended” in the category “Managing Complexity & Scale: Frigoglass restructuring
Legal Business Awards 2018
“Highly Commended” for Restructuring Team of the Year
The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards 2018
Restructuring Deal of the Year 2018: Chapter 11 Reorganization of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc.
Recognized Top Tier Firm in 2018 by IFLR 1000
IFLR1000 recognizes Shearman & Sterling as a top tier firm and Joel Moss is named a rising star; “Joel is a rising star within the firm, advising us on bankruptcy, restructuring and resolution matters. His work is top notch, he is incredibly responsive and his mastery of bankruptcy law is second to none.
Recommended Restructuring and Insolvency Firm in 2017 by IFLR 1000
IFLR1000 recommends Shearman & Sterling for its Financial & Corporate practice area
The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards 2017
Restructuring Deal of the Year 2017: Chapter 11 Reorganization of Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Inc.