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Restructuring & Corporate Recovery

Your business is subject to many external and internal forces that can lead to major financial problems. Whether you need advice on how to restructure your existing operations, on the best way to handle insolvency, or on how to insure against potential future issues, Taylor Wessing has the expert legal knowledge and commercial vision to help you.

Our team of specialists acts for national and international corporations, their directors and shareholders, lenders and bondholders, as well as other institutional creditors, insolvency practitioners and unsecured creditors in businesses which are in, or anticipating, financial difficulties.

We are one of the leading firms for insolvency litigation and fraud in Europe, advising on some of the most complex and high-profile international matters. Renowned for our proactive and imaginative approach, we will devise the best solution that ensures your interests remain properly protected.

Areas of expertise

  • Advising insolvency administrators

    We have extensive experience advising and representing insolvency administrators in rescission actions. We regularly advise on directors’ and officers’ liability (including D&O insurance aspects) and other liability issues related to insolvency situations. Our services include – fact-finding measures, preparation of legal opinions, judicial enforcement of or defence against insolvency related claims in- and out-of-court as well as enforcement of judgments.

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  • Advising management

    Taylor Wessing advises on the full range of relevant issues, from one-off transactions to advising directors through a restructuring process or a turnaround situation. We have extensive experience advising corporates of all sizes during periods of financial difficulties – from owner-managed businesses to international trading groups involving hundreds of separate corporate entities. Where regulators or insolvency practitioners seek to pursue claims against directors, then we are able to assist stakeholders and where appropriate act in the defence of such claims.

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  • Corporate and financial restructuring

    Our wide ranging expertise in restructuring and finance ensures that we are well placed to offer practical, innovative and effective solutions in relation to restructuring complex financing for all types of businesses. We also advise on the design and efficient implementation of effective corporate and capital structures and on the restructuring of groups both inside and outside of formal insolvency proceedings, often involving groups with interests in multiple jurisdictions. We assist corporates, equity investors, secured lenders, bondholders, unsecured creditors and other stakeholders (such as pensions schemes) in relation to domestic and cross-border restructurings. Where a restructuring plan is required, we are adept at conducting difficult negotiations with banks, suppliers, customers, trade unions, works councils and pension scheme representatives. We are experienced in acting on substantial cross-border corporate simplification projects, working alongside accountants, tax advisers and investors.

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  • Corporate insolvency

    Corporates of all sizes experience periods of financial difficulties, from owner-managed businesses to international trading groups involving hundreds of separate corporate entities. We advise corporates, their directors, investors and lenders in relation to formal insolvency proceedings. We also act for a wide range of insolvency practitioners on numerous cross-border insolvencies. We have significant expertise in a wide range of industries and sectors, notably in retail and leisure, construction, financial services, as well as on technology- and telecoms-related insolvencies. Our group advises purchasers from companies in insolvency procedures, making use of our experience in acting on the other side of such transactions to achieve optimum results for our clients. We also advise credit insurers and suppliers and other creditors of insolvent businesses, formulating strategies to mitigate risks and establishing and enforcing rights whenever possible and economic.

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  • Creditors' rights

    We advise trade creditors, employees, shareholders, pension schemes, bondholders, lenders and other kinds of creditors and devise and implement strategies to maximise their recoveries in stressed, distressed and insolvent situations. Focused on getting results, we bring our knowledge of a wide range of industries to your assignments so that we can quickly identify the pressure points and adopt effective strategies to meet your objectives.

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  • DIP financing

    In cases of self-administration and protective shield proceedings, DIP-Financing can be used to keep a business operating until it can be sold as a going concern if this is likely to provide a greater return to creditors than winding up the business and a liquidation of its assets. Taylor Wessing has significant experience in advising creditors as well as (preliminary) insolvency administrators in DIP-Financing measures. This experience enables us to provide our clients with tailored and suitable solutions with regard to distressed and insolvency situations.

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  • Distressed M&A

    Taylor Wessing can draw on longstanding experience with distressed M&A in varied situations – including acquisitions out of insolvency and acting for insolvency practitioners. Our work in the area of distressed M&A is characterised by the close dovetailing of in-depth knowledge of insolvency law and how administrators work on the one hand with the recognised expertise of our M&A team in handling and coordinating complex and cross-border transactions on the other. We provide an expert and efficient M&A process in the demanding circumstances of restructuring and insolvency cases.

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  • Insolvency litigation

    Insolvency situations can often lead to disputes, both in relation to immediate and past transactions. We have vast experience in acting in contentious insolvency matters and are widely acknowledged for our tough but result-oriented approach. We make use of all available tools to achieve our clients’ objectives, while remaining aware of the risks involved in litigation and adapting our approach to suit our clients’ priorities. We are adept at using alternative dispute resolution methods where these are appropriate, but also do not shirk from vigorously pursuing a claim as required.

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  • International restructuring and insolvencies

    The group regularly advises international lenders, bondholders and other institutional creditors, corporations, their directors and shareholders, insolvency practitioners and unsecured creditors in those businesses which are in or anticipating financial difficulties.

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  • Non-performing loans

    We act for distressed debt holders in devising and implementing strategies to maximise value. We have experience across a wide range of sectors and in domestic and cross-border transactions. We have a track-record of setting the agenda and leading the deal so as to achieve the best results.

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  • Avoidance, capital maintenance & equity replacement
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Cross-border restructuring & insolvencies
  • Distressed M&A
  • Insolvency administration
  • Non-performing loans
  • Pre-insolvency restructuring


  • Asset acquisition
  • Disputes & Investigations
  • Fraud, asset tracing & recovery
  • Media company insolvency
  • Realization of securities


  • Corporate & finance restructuring
  • Insolvency
  • Disputes & Investigations
  • Fraud & asset tracing
  • Distressed debt
  • Pensions insolvency
  • Personal insolvency
  • Real estate restructuring

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