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"Unparalleled expertise in cross-border restructurings"– Law360

“Vast international experience” – Legal 500

"Particularly known for cross-border and international restructuring expertise"– Chambers Global

"Another particular area of strength for the practice is its ability to handle cross-border mandates"– Legal 500

"A particularly deep knowledge of the interaction between the US and Australian legal systems"– Legal 500

Restructuring Knows No Borders
We represent many of the world’s largest institutional investors, hedge and private equity funds, alternative investment managers, banks and other financial services companies in restructuring matters in the US and around the world, including: Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caspian Region, Europe, the Middle East, and North, Central and South America.

Our attorneys have written extensively on international insolvency topics and have been cited by trial and appellate courts across the country, and in more than 100 scholarly journals and treatises around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa, and Spain.

Bracewell attorneys have worked in various sectors around the globe, including: shipping, telecommunications, manufacturing, publishing, homebuilding, real estate, automotive, forest products, food manufacturing, agribusiness, construction, mining and chemicals, retail, energy and transportation.

Recent Highlights:

  • The restructuring of Centro Properties Group combined a novel debt-for-equity swap with an aggregation of assets into a new $4.4 billion public trust, integrating U.S.-style pre-packaged plan concepts into the existing Australian restructuring regime. The 90+ senior lenders represented by Bracewell converted over $3 billion of their debt into the substantial majority of the equity of the new trust via interconditional Australian schemes of arrangement and shareholder resolutions. The Centro restructuring has been recognized as a template for future restructurings in Australia.
  • Private placement noteholders of Mexico-based Cemex, the world's second largest manufacturer of cement and other construction products with a presence in more than 50 countries
  • Omega Navigation Enterprises, a Greece-based global maritime shipping company, as a chapter 11 debtor in Houston
  • Marco Polo Seatrade, a Netherlands-based global maritime shipping company, as a chapter 11 debtor in New York
  • Private placement noteholders of numerous Australian companies, including Elders Limited, (Australia's largest agribusiness company), Pasminco (Australia's largest zinc producer), Sons of Gwalia (the world's largest tantalum producer) and Australian Educational Trust (a REIT encompassing hundreds of child-care centers)
  • Public bondholders of a number of Canadian companies, including Abitibi, Bowater, AT&T Canada and Tembec Industries

Be sure to visit Basis Points Bracewell’s blog providing context and offering fresh (if irreverent) commentary on developments in today’s restructuring distressed debt, and new investment markets.