Marriott Harrison LLP’s restructuring team advises insolvency and turnaround practitioners, banks, directors and debtors on restructuring, recovery and formal insolvency work.
Brett Israel leads the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team. With the arrival of Brett in July 2015 and Ross Davis, our recently joined associate, the team’s focus is to consolidate the established reputation and broad experience of its members in the market and to develop our restructuring expertise, both in support of the firm’s core corporate services and as a strong standalone offering.
The team’s restructuring and insolvency experience is broad and across a variety of sectors and industries. In recent years, the team has worked on some of the more noted corporate collapses like Lehman, Blockbuster, Jessops and City Link as well as a wide array of mid-market cases like Ashbury Chocolates and The Troubadour Club. The recent financial crisis has also seen our involvement in a significant number of restructurings of highly leveraged private equity-backed buy-out and special purpose property vehicles, entailing debt for equity swaps, intercreditor subordinations, hedging product claims, cross-border tax migration issues and the like.
Our core clients include various firms of insolvency practitioners as well as lenders and turnaround specialists like Volvere. Recently, we have worked with the likes of Grant Thornton, Mercer & Hole, Opus Restructuring and RSM on transactional restructuring and formal insolvency matters including business and asset sales out of administration and liquidation.
Based around a very firm understanding of technical insolvency rules, we have a strong reputation for more complex advisory work including security reviews and strategic options analysis. This is always geared around a clear grasp of the commercial imperatives and often pressured circumstances of a distressed scenario and the use of our marshalling skills to reach the desired business outcome in the most efficient manner available.
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