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"Cadwalader excels on both the debtor and creditor sides, and has one of the most prominent and successful groups" - Chambers USA

Cadwalader's restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency and workout group is distinguished by broad experience, the diverse nature of our clients, our significant global expertise and our leading attorneys. Our practitioners, many of whom are internationally recognized in their field, bring clients the business acumen and in-depth legal knowledge necessary to successfully navigate complex restructurings and reorganizations.

Our team includes professionals in both the United States and the United Kingdom who advise clients with interests in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, quickly responding to cross-border restructurings and advising on some of the most complex international insolvencies.

We represent leading public and private corporations, business entities, commercial and investment banks, investment management firms, funds, and insurance companies in their varied capacities as debtors, bondholders, creditor committee members, borrowers, asset purchasers, and other roles involved in financial restructuring transactions and reorganization cases.

By using a multidisciplinary approach, our clients benefit from Cadwalader's strong experience in financial restructuring and bankruptcy, municipal finance, corporate, finance, real estate, capital markets, litigation, and tax structuring.

On behalf of our diverse client base, we are involved in all facets of bankruptcy, complex reorganizations, insolvencies, restructurings, and workouts in a wide range of industries:

  • aerospace and air transportation
  • cable
  • commodities
  • electronics
  • energy
  • financial products and services
  • gaming and resorts
  • healthcare
  • insurance
  • manufacturing
  • media
  • military and defense
  • municipal finance
  • oil and gas
  • rail
  • real estate
  • retail
  • shipping
  • steel
  • telecommunications
  • utilities

Our Financial Restructuring team is actively involved in teaching, lecturing and writing on a wide variety of topics relating to bankruptcy and restructuring. Many have authored internationally recognized treatises, articles, and other materials relating to creditors' and debtors' rights, both within and outside of the United States. The team is supported by more than 30 attorneys with experience in bankruptcy matters.

In 2012, we publicly launched our Restructuring Review in a new and improved online format at Our new blog portal provides up-to-date commentary on rulings, ongoing cases, breaking news and other issues in the world of restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency. We offer case studies, commentary, legal analysis and insightful opinions on the sector's most important decisions and developing events as well as insight on the significance of global transactions and litigation matters from the experienced professionals in our Financial Restructuring practice.


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CRA3 - Final Draft Regulatory Technical Standards in relation to Disclosure Requirements for Structured Finance Instruments
, September 11, 2014
On 24 June 2014, ESMA published its Final Report on the draft regulatory technical standards under CRA3 (as defined below) (the “Final Report”). With respect to structured finance instruments, the Final Report sets out draft standards for the information to be disclosed, the frequency...

Finally Certainty About Licensing SPVs Under the FCA Consumer Credit Regime
Bruce C. Bloomingdale,Stephen Day,Angus Duncan,Daniel Marcus,Jeremiah M. Wagner, August 28, 2014
From 1 April 2014, responsibility for the regulation of consumer credit in the UK was transferred from the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") to the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"), drawing certain activities relating to consumer credit within the authorisation and regulated...

Cross-Border RTS Starts Countdown for EMIR Obligations for Non-EU Counterparties
Assia Damianova,Doron F. Ezickson,Nick Shiren,Adam Topping, April 21, 2014
OTC derivative contracts which have a counterparty located outside of the European Union (“EU”) may now be subject to the requirements of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”).