DLA Piper boosts UK Restructuring practice with key partner hire

6th April 2020, 9:54 am

DLA Piper announces it is strengthening its UK Restructuring team with the addition of partner David Manson.

David joins DLA Piper from Paul Hastings, where he has been a partner in their London office since 2017. Prior to that, he was a partner at White & Case. David will be based at DLA Piper’s North West office, in addition to spending time in London. David will work with the UK team, focusing on special situations investing, national and cross-border restructurings, financings, refinancings and strategic restructurings in the energy, maritime and offshore sectors. David advises banks, funds, noteholders, insolvency practitioners and companies on all aspects of insolvency, reconstructions, and cross-border restructurings. David will be joined by senior associate Philip Povey, who also has extensive experience in counselling on distressed debt, restructuring, and special situations mandates.

DLA Piper’s UK Head of Restructuring, Robert Russell, commented: “Our Restructuring team competes at the top end of the market and David’s expertise and synergy with our existing client offering make him a strong addition, deepening our global team of experts and our ability to support clients to respond to market challenges in these uncertain times. As we move into a new decade we are welcoming a number of new senior hires to our team as the practice goes from strength to strength, advising on a number of major deals for both longstanding and new clients.”

DLA Piper’s Restructuring practice has had exceptional growth over the last few years attracting a number of high-profile international restructuring mandates including Bristow Helicopters, Four Seasons Health Care and global insolvencies and distressed situations such as Abraaj and Thomas Cook. The UK team has over 50 dedicated lawyers across six offices including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester and Sheffield. Clients range from debt and equity investors, financial advisers, boards, governments and development banks. The team also advises financial institutions on leveraged, syndicated, club and bilateral matters.

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