Awards & Recognitions

Locke Lord Named to Global Restructuring Review's 2021 Top 100 Firms for Third Consecutive Year

November 19, 2021

Locke Lord has been listed in the Global Restructuring Review's 2021 edition of the GRR 100, the publication's guide to the world's leading law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. This is Locke Lord's third consecutive year on the list, which is compiled based on the results of an annual survey and includes the top firms capable of handling insolvencies and restructurings as well as related matters such as banking and sovereign debt crises.

Locke Lord lawyers specifically mentioned for their achievements include:

Marc Abrahams, Partner 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.

Patrick Beaton, Partner in the Firm’s Houston office, practices in the areas of oil, gas and energy, with an emphasis on upstream and midstream transactions. He has extensive experience in business and commercial transactions on behalf of privately held and publicly traded energy companies.

Steven Bryant, Partner in the Firm’s Austin office, is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has represented both corporate debtors as well as secured and unsecured creditors in complex business bankruptcy cases across the United States. He also represents plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy-related litigation.

Phil Eisenberg, Partner in the Firm’s Houston office and a 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, 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 a globally regarded international insolvency and restructuring practice with an emphasis on cross-border corporate insolvency and recovery actions.

Kevin Heath, Partner in the Firm’s London office, leads Locke Lord’s banking litigation team in London and has over 30 years of experience advising banks, asset-based lenders and consumer financiers on a wide range of disputes, including high-profile insolvencies, public bodies, enforceability of consumer credit agreements, misrepresentation and international recovery of goods.

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, Chair Emeritus 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 reorganizing, restructuring or liquidating financially distressed entities.

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