Overview

Clients benefit from our deep experience in high-stakes insolvencies, contentious restructurings and reorganizations, and related litigations. Our reputation as lawyers willing and able to take matters to trial and our ability to find creative and effective solutions allow us to secure the greatest possible value in restructuring situations, while the fluency of our lawyers in both detailed finance documents and litigation strategy offers clients a unique, effective blend in their counsel.

Whether in or out of court, we regularly represent creditors, ad-hoc groups, and trustees in distress or special situations where litigation drives the ultimate recovery. Our office locations in London and throughout the U.S. allow us to deliver seamless representation on cross-border matters.

BSF lawyers have acted on almost all of the major bank collapses and sovereign debt crises of recent years, as well as numerous significant corporate insolvencies and restructurings around the world. Our lawyers have acted on matters relating to the Lehman insolvencies, the collapse of the three largest Icelandic banks (Landsbanki, Glitnir and Kaupthing), McLaren’s contentious restructuring, sovereign or quasi-sovereign debt relating to Mozambique, Greece, Ireland, Cyprus and Austria (amongst others), the insolvency of Marme (in Spanish and English proceedings) and the homolagacion of Spanish conglomerate FCC.

In addition to active litigations, we also advise clients on distressed positions.

Our firm and our lawyers are consistently ranked in Chambers and Legal 500 for our expertise in banking and finance litigation. We have also been named in the Global Restructuring Review (GRR) 100 consecutively since 2017.