Weil’s London Restructuring team was awarded “Restructuring Team of the Year” for its ongoing role working alongside KPMG as Special Administrators in the ground-breaking and “historic” case of MF Global (MFG) UK’s special administration, in the prestigious annual Legal Business Awards at last night’s ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Since the highly publicised collapse of the MFG group in October 2011, a multi-disciplinary and cross-border team led by London Head of Restructuring, Adam Plainer, has worked across all areas of the ongoing instruction, including: Restructuring and Insolvency, Banking, Litigation, Capital Markets, Pensions and Corporate. The London Restructuring team includes partners Paul Bromfield and Mark Lawford, counsel Linton Bloomberg, and associates Paul Bagon, Tom Laidler, Kirsten Erichsen, William Needham and Kirsty Ewer. The wider London cross-practice team also includes Jamie Maples (Litigation), Joanne Etherton (Pensions), Peter King (Corporate), Rupert Jones (Real Estate), Steven Ong (Structured Finance) and Ivor Gwilliams (Employment).
Adam Plainer commented, “Winning ‘Restructuring Team of the Year’ is an excellent achievement and is testament to our team’s continued market-leading work advising on MFG. It also reconfirms our strong position in the market. Congratulations to the team on this well-deserved win.”