The Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group advises companies in financial distress, their creditors and investors, and parties interested in acquiring assets from companies in distress. We also guide hedge funds, private equity firms and financial institutions investing in distressed debt and/or equity through the restructuring and bankruptcy process.
Our practice spans a broad spectrum of industries including:
- Private equity
- Real estate and construction
- Media and technology
- Health care
- Investment banking
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher also has one of the premier U.S. bankruptcy litigation practices. Dubbed the "rescue squad" by The American Lawyer, our litigators are deeply skilled in prosecuting and defending the broad range of disputes that arise during the course of a bankruptcy case. The Business Restructuring and Reorganization group was named one of Law360's top five Bankruptcy Practice Groups of 2013, and members of the group have been widely recognized by top industry publications, including Chambers and The Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency Lawyers. We have both prosecuted and defended every type of avoidance action, including fraudulent transfer cases and preference matters, equitable subordination and recharacterization litigation, valuation disputes and contested plan confirmation hearings.
Our group excels in the innovative use of Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code to implement restructuring of highly complicated, multijurisdictional, non-U.S. companies. We regularly represent individual creditors, ad hoc committees and official creditors' committees in the largest and most complex out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Gibson Dunn's international group is a leader in U.S., European and cross-border insolvencies and workouts. Innovative and practical, the Business Restructuring and Reorganization group is committed to understanding in detail the business of our clients and crafting solutions, including complex out-of-court workouts and in-court restructurings. We structure out-of-court transactions to provide protection in the event of a future bankruptcy case. We are also a leading provider of advice on innovative DIP and exit financing agreements to both debtors and DIP providers.
The group's global restructuring experience, while focused on building consensus, can be supplemented by Gibson Dunn's extraordinary bankruptcy litigators when a negotiated resolution cannot be reached. Working with our firm's Mergers and Acquisitions group, we represent both acquirers and companies seeking to be acquired or to spin off assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court. This makes Gibson Dunn one of the rare global law firms capable of providing the full array of legal services needed by any company debtor, creditor group or investor, in any distressed business situation. No matter is too large or complex.