London – Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that Michael Fiddy and Amy Jacks will join the firm’s Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice in London as partners. Michael will co-lead Mayer Brown’s global Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice alongside New York-based Brian Trust and Hong Kong-based John Marsden. Amy will co-lead the UK and European Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice alongside Devi Shah.  

Michael and Amy have considerable experience in cross-border and high-profile restructuring and insolvency transactions, both contentious and non-contentious. Michael, who is widely recognized for his market-leading work in portfolio and distressed real estate restructuring, regularly acts for financial institutions, funds, debtors, creditors and office holders, both domestically and internationally. 

In addition to being involved in a number of large portfolio sales, Amy acts for a variety of funds, investment and clearing banks, corporates, insolvency practitioners and other advisers on restructuring transactions across sectors including retail, construction and waste.  

Both partners will join the firm from DLA Piper, where Michael is the global co-chair of the restructuring group. Between 2000 and 2002, Michael also served as the managing director of Fulham Football Club and its associated companies. Amy is the UK head of restructuring at DLA Piper. 

“The expansion of our restructuring capabilities in London is a strategic area of focus for us”, said Sally Davies, London senior partner at Mayer Brown. “It allows us an increased depth of talent for our local and cross-border mandates. We want to grow our ability to provide a distinctive and commercial full service offering to debtors, funds and other financial institutions operating in not only the local market but globally, and the arrival of Michael and Amy is a significant step in that direction. We are delighted to welcome them to Mayer Brown.”

“We have a track record for advising on complex restructuring and insolvency mandates across a variety sectors and building on this is a key priority”, said Devi Shah, UK and European head of Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency at Mayer Brown. “Michael and Amy will be tremendous assets to our clients, where we have already identified synergies, and we are delighted to welcome them both to the team.”

Brian Trust, head of the global Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Insolvency practice at Mayer Brown, said: “Michael and Amy have great reputations in the market. They bring significant experience in the mainstream restructuring market and have built strong practices. I look forward to working with them both to realise our long term ambitions for the practice in London, across Europe and globally.”