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Locke Lord’s London Office Earns Recognition on The Times ‎Best Law Firms 2020 List With Commendation for Insolvency ‎and Restructuring

November 15, 2019

(LONDON) 15 November 2019 – Locke Lord’s London office has been recognised by The Times on its Best Law Firms 2020 list in England and Wales, with a commendation for the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group, led in the UK by London Office Managing Partner David Grant.

Locke Lord’s first-rate team of restructuring and insolvency lawyers provides experience and depth in virtually every aspect of corporate insolvency matters, leveraging its strong global relationships. In its profile on Locke Lord’s London office, The Times noted, “The City outpost is seen as a gateway between the US and Europe, the Middle East and Asia and its lawyers are in constant communication with their colleagues across the Atlantic.”

The Times also highlighted the recent arrival of London Partner David Herbert, who brings to the Firm “many years of experience in international disputes and insolvencies.” The Times notes his typical clients are insolvency practitioners, banks, major private and corporate investors and extremely wealthy individuals.

The Firm’s inclusion on The Times Best Law Firms list is the latest recognition for the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency group in recent months, following Locke Lord’s placement among the Global Restructuring Review’s Top 100 Firms for 2019. Seven individual lawyers in the practice group, including Grant and Senior Counsel Marc Abrahams, were recognised for their achievements. In addition, in a landmark case decided earlier this year, the High Court of England and Wales for the first time recognised Singapore’s moratorium law for companies unable to pay their creditors. Grant and Abrahams worked together with Rajah & Tann Singapore and Enterprise Chambers on the case.

Locke Lord’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency team has extensive experience gained over many years, acting for trustees in bankruptcy, liquidators and administrators, in advising on all aspects of the insolvency process and the preservation and/or recovery of assets for the benefit of creditors. In addition, London insolvency lawyers represent a broad spectrum of clients, including banks, investors, financial institutions, restructuring and turnaround specialists, insolvency practitioners, shareholders, major accounting firms, public and private companies, foreign and domestic purchasers of assets in and out of insolvency, and private individuals (officers and directors of distressed companies, assets and business units).

Locke Lord is one of 240 firms in England, Wales and Scotland to earn a place on The Times Best Law Firms 2020 list, based on feedback from more than 3,000 peer lawyers asked to recommend the best law firms in 26 practice areas. Those with the most votes in one or more practice areas were recognised.


About Locke Lord / London
Locke Lord’s London office advises major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and overseas-based investors in the areas of capital markets, corporate M&A, asset finance, banking and finance, dispute resolution, employment, energy, financial services, general commercial, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency. As an integral part of Locke Lord's global presence, Locke Lord's London office serves clients in the UK and United States and throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 21 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.