Consulting editor(s): Kon Asimacopoulos, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Justin Bickle, Oaktree Capital Management
Publication date: Mar 2013
If you want to read an account of some of Europe’s most important, and sometimes contentious, restructurings in the recent downturn written by the advisers that actually worked on the deals, then this is the book for you.
Whilst the book is primarily aimed at insolvency and restructuring practitioners, its clear and approachable style makes it both accessible and useful for wider corporate and financing practitioners as well as principals
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Over the past decade in Europe, the number of companies with complex corporate and financing structures has increased to levels unseen at any time in history.
While efforts have been made by the European Union and various jurisdictions to improve their restructuring and insolvency regimes, restructuring practitioners and their clients have had to extend the boundaries of what was supposed to be possible in order to restructure corporate groups' balance sheets in a manner that is reflective of value and that preserves the going concern.
This publication brings together Europe's leading restructuring lawyers who were and remain instrumental in shaping the way that European restructurings are conducted and implemented today. Each chapter is a detailed case study, by key lawyers centrally involved, on leading restructurings including McCarthy & Stone, IMO Carwash, Monier, Countrywide, Truvo, Autodistribution, SGD, La Seda de Barcelona, Schoeller Arca Systems, Risanamento SpA, Almatis, WIND Hellas, European Directories and Rodenstock.
This practical handbook represents an unprecedented record of the leading restructurings of the era by those involved and leads the reader through each in detail, unlike any other publication to date. It is an invaluable tool for restructuring and insolvency practitioners throughout Europe.