Jason Zhu is an associate in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he currently sits across the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice and Global Finance Groups. Jason represents creditors, borrowers, sponsors, direct lenders, distressed investors and debt funds in a wide range of restructurings, liability management matters, direct lending transactions, rescue financings, DIP financings, exit financings and other high-yield financing transactions. His practice focuses on liability management and special situations transactions, and he has extensive experience with debt exchanges, distressed investments, acquisitions and financings and other in‐court and out‐of-court transactions and arrangements in the US, UK and Europe.
Jason has played a role on a number of teams advising:
- KKR, as sponsor of its portfolio company Envision Healthcare, in connection with its liability management and unrestricted subsidiary financing transaction
- Revlon, a global cosmetic company, and certain of its subsidiaries in the DIP financing in connection with their Chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of New York and related liability management transactions
- Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting company, and certain of its subsidiaries in their exit financing in connection with their Chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of New York
- A cross-holder group of term loan lenders and noteholders on the comprehensive cross-border recapitalization of Venator Materials PLC through a pre-packaged Chapter 11 process
- A private institutional investor in connection with various debt restructurings through open market exchange debt purchases and priming debt transactions of a US-based cosmetic company
- KPS Capital Partners, as sponsor of its portfolio company Speira, in the acquisition financing of Real Alloy Europe, a leading European aluminium recycling and special alloy producer
- Viking Global Investors, in a $630 million convertible note issuance by Cazoo Group Ltd, a leading online car retailer in the UK and Europe
- Highbridge and other convertible noteholders, in connection with certain 1.5-lien facility and discounted bond repurchase and financings of A.M. Castle
- Red Robin, a national restaurant chain in the casual dining space, in connection with a $225 million first lien term loan borrowed from a leading direct lender
Chapters 11 and 15
- Mallinckrodt, global specialty pharmaceutical company, in connection with its Texas two-step Chapter 11 case in the District of Delaware and various litigation related to putative suits
- Emerge Energy Services, a Texas energy services company, in their related Texas state litigation proceedings in connection with its Chapter 11 reorganization
- DTEK Energy, the Ukrainian energy provider, in its Chapter 15 recognition of the English schemes of arrangement in the Southern District of New York
- A private client, in the Chapter 15 cases and ensuing litigation of the now defunct Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (formerly Anglo Irish Bank) in the District of Delaware*
Jason received his B.A. magna cum laude from Columbia University and B.A. from Sciences Po Paris, and received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellow in International Law. During law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honourable Judge Barbara Moses of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Jason was an associate in the Finance Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in London. Jason started his career at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York. Jason is admitted to practice in the State of New York. He is native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin, and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese.
*Includes representations prior to Jason’s association with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.