Locke Lord Named to Global Restructuring Review’s Top 100 Firms

June 18, 2019

Locke Lord has been recognised in the 2019 edition of the GRR 100, a survey published annually by Global Restructuring Review listing the top firms capable of handling cross-border restructurings and insolvencies as well as related matters such as banking and sovereign debt crises.

Locke Lord lawyers specifically mentioned for their achievements include:

Marc Abrahams, Senior Counsel in the Firm’s London office, focuses on contentious and non-contentious insolvency law, including UK and cross border corporate restructuring and personal insolvency matters. He also has extensive experience acting in commercial disputes and international arbitration under the LCIA and ICC Rules. 

Phil Eisenberg, a Partner in the Firm’s Houston office and fixture in the Houston bankruptcy courts, has represented major clients for over 35 years focused on high-profile bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency, including insurance and offshore and onshore oil and gas and energy-related matters both domestically and internationally involving all aspects of offshore matters, commercial dealings and regulatory agency work. Eisenberg’s work includes both debtor and creditor work in such jurisdictions as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Canada and Europe.

David Grant, a member of Locke Lord’s Executive Committee, Managing Partner of the Firm’s London office and head of the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group in London, has an insolvency and restructuring practice with an emphasis on contentious insolvency and recovery actions. One client praised Grant because “he is always straight to the point and provides different approaches to solve the issue.”

Rick Kuebel, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group based in the New Orleans office, has extensive experience in oil, gas and energy-related bankruptcies and corporate restructuring solutions. Kuebel has also represented numerous energy companies in business litigation, arbitration matters and regulatory disputes involving oil and gas exploration, development, transportation, refining and marketing.

David Patton, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Energy Practice Group based in the Houston office, has over 40 years of experience in virtually all legal aspects of the oil and gas industry, including acquisitions and sales of assets or equity interests, and drafting and advising clients in connection with leases, contracts and agreements related to field operations. He frequently advises parties in transactions or disputes involving financially stressed energy related assets.

Jonathan Young, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group based in the Boston office, regularly advises investors, lenders, directors, equity sponsors and portfolio companies in connection with their rights and obligations relative to financial distress, insolvency and bankruptcy situations. He also advises trustees, receivers and other fiduciaries charged with reorganising, restructuring or liquidating financially distressed entities.

To see the full GRR 100 2019, click here.