Combining the resources of a full-service, global law firm and a multidisciplinary approach, we guide investors, direct lenders, creditors and troubled companies through all types of private credit and distressed transactions, both in and out of formal bankruptcy proceedings. Our innovation, experience and ability to manage complexity is illustrated in our award-winning work. At the forefront of legal practice, we structure solutions for special situations, delivering advice not only to address distress but also to maximize returns and deliver sustainable change.

Our Special Situations team includes lawyers from our restructuring, debt finance, private credit, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, public companies & corporate governance, investment funds and compliance, real estate and tax practices.

This integrated team has a sophisticated understanding of a range of debt and equity products. Clients frequently call on us to assist them across the entire special situations spectrum—from acquiring distressed assets to developing novel debt and equity structuring to facilitate flexible financing solutions. This experience gives us cutting-edge insight into finance structures and tax strategies.

We frequently act as company counsel, helping navigate the restructuring process to create the framework for the company to continue to pursue its business strategy. Leveraging our experience in specific sectors such as energy, aviation, retail, hospitality, leisure, restaurants and real estate, we provide advice informed by a deep understanding of the challenges companies face in specific industries. Our global Special Situations team advises buy-side investors in a broad range of transactions, including:

  • Private capital debt and equity investments
  • Private M&A and growth equity
  • Loan and asset portfolio acquisitions and related financings
  • Joint ventures and investment platforms
  • Financings into complex capital structures
  • Liability management
  • Restructurings and bondholder committee advice

Our ability to deliver an integrated service across practice areas and geographies, in all major developed markets and in the key emerging/frontier market jurisdictions such as Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, is critical to meeting the needs of investors with the broad investment mandates that characterize special situations deals.

Clients value that our practice is connected to the key global financial markets, has diverse sector experience and can leverage the wider platform of Mayer Brown —a recognized international legal powerhouse.