Restructuring and special situations

Olswang’s restructuring and special situations group (SSG) combines the specialist expertise of our restructuring and insolvency group with Olswang’s sector insight. It includes dedicated lawyers in the UK, France, Germany and Spain, together with finance, corporate, real estate, tax, pensions, employment and litigation lawyers specialising in restructuring and insolvency law.

Members of our SSG have particular expertise in working on projects in the real estate, retail and leisure, telecoms, technology, life sciences and media practice groups. Together and through a number of sub-groups, we come together to provide in-depth commercial insight to clients seeking financial and operational restructuring advice.

The restructuring and insolvency team comprises specialists who have broad cross-sector experience but who all share technical excellence in insolvency with a commercial focus and absolute commitment to our clients’ aims.

Our real-estate special situations group (RESS) is a market-leading team in large, high-profile commercial real-estate restructuring.

We are a leader in pensions restructuring, having set up the first dedicated pensions restructuring group.

Our distressed investing group, specialises in all aspects of investing in distressed corporate assets, from debt trading, distressed lending, and distressed corporate activity. 

Our insolvency litigation group is well versed in all aspects of contentious insolvency work, as well as having significant experience in financial litigation, trust and security issues.

We are also one of the very rare experts in the specialist area of restructuring NHS and Foundation Trusts Hospitals.  

The SSG identifies campaigns and solutions relevant to clients, borrowers, lenders and their advisers, focusing on:

  • Financial restructuring
  • Operational restructuring, for example by improving cash flow and business value
  • Helping banks assess their portfolio exposure and restructure risk 

Our lawyers are at the forefront of the latest developments in their fields, often being involved in high-profile cases of media interest.

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