Crises are tests in which empathy, attitude, and experience are equally critical for the achievement of quantifiable results. We believe that in restructurings, the thorough consideration of all factors is the main indicator of true success.
Latham’s global as well as European Insolvency and Restructuring Practice Group has the geographic presence and resources to provide top-quality legal service anywhere in the world. Our German team forms an integral part of this practice and can pride itself on its track record for innovation and strong international ties – Chambers Europe 2016 praised the team as "one of the best firms in Germany in the area of restructuring and insolvency law”.
Increasingly complex restructurings and insolvencies require more than the sole restructuring of liabilities. It rather requires a strong and efficient link between the financial and operative restructuring as well as the development of innovative and tailored solutions for every case.
We regularly advise and act for:
Investors acquiring distressed companies – also through the acquisition of debt and debt-equity swaps
Investors, companies and banks in complex financial restructurings
Companies and shareholders in operative restructurings of larger groups
Companies and investors in connection with pre-packs insolvency proceedings applying concepts such as protective shields
At Latham, we are committed to building long-term relationships with our clients. Our partners are “hands-on” lawyers who oversee the project from beginning to end and are practical professionals who work to get the deal done.
Our clients face diverse challenges, strive to put new ideas into practice and seek expert advice. They turn to us for comprehensive support and practical solutions that deliver maximum value. Whether for a global player, a family business or a public institution, we leverage all of our assets: experience, industry knowledge, high standards of quality, commitment to innovation and the resources of our expert network in 158 countries. Building a trusting and cooperative relationship with our clients is particularly important to us – the better we know and understand our clients’ needs, the more effectively we can support them.
PwC. More than 10,600 dedicated people at 21 locations. €2.09 billion in turnover. The leading auditing and consulting firm in Germany.PwC’s restructuring practice in Germany PwC’s restructuring consultants and financial advisors support clients in operational, strategic and financial crisis situations.
The focus of advice is on:
Debt & Capital Advisory in special situations
Distressed M&A and optimized exit services
Strategic and operational restructuring advice, including implementation support
Independent business reviews, liquidity analysis and restructuring reports
AVCO – the Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation – is the national association for Austria's private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies, which are interested in developing the private equity and venture capital industry in Austria – from service providers, banks and investors to portfolio companies and professionals. AVCO's purpose is to communicate private equity and venture capital activities as well as issues to the appropriate target audience and the general public. Furthermore, the exchange of ideas and cooperations between the members and the private equity and venture capital community is encouraged.
To its members AVCO offers a wide range of services. AVCO is the competent point of contact for interested parties from politics and the general public as well as for information about private equity in Austria (market data, economic and regulatory framework etc.).
The Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (BAI) is the lobby association for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. The BAI is catalyzer between German institutional investors and recognized providers of Alternative Investments products worldwide. One goal is to enhance the environment for German professional investors when diversifying their financial assets into Alternative Investments, especially as many of those investors are responsible for safeguarding long-term retirement pensions. Another objective of the association is to increase the awareness level and the understanding of these asset classes and strategies in public. The BAI maintains an intense dialogue with political institutions as well as supervisory bodies. Furthermore, the BAI cooperates with various national and international organizations and industry associations and advocates for legal reforms to design an attractive and competitive regulatory environment for the Alternative Investments industry in Germany. At present, BAI counts more than 160 members from all areas of the professional Alternative Investments industry.
Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften – the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) is the Berlin-based association of private equity and venture capital firms across all market segments (seed capital, venture capital, growth capital, small/mid/large buy-outs) as well as institutional investors (LPs) operating in Germany. BVK has more than 200 full and more than 100 associated members. BVK aims to create the best possible conditions for private equity and venture capital in Germany and promotes public understanding of the role of private equity firms.
The Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) is the representative body of private equity and venture capital professionals in Luxembourg. With over 140 members, LPEA plays a leading role in the discussion and development of the investment framework and actively promotes the industry beyond the country’s borders. Luxembourg disposes of a stable tax regime and is today at the forefront of international PE regulation providing a flexible, secure, predictable and multi-lingual jurisdiction to operate in. LPEA provides a dynamic and interactive platform for its members to discuss and exchange information and organises working meetings and networking opportunities on a regular basis. If Luxembourg is your location of choice for private equity, LPEA is where you actually join the industry!
The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland‘s private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland.