The Guide to Retructuring - 1st Edition

The Guide to Retructuring - 1st Edition

Pages: 152

ISBN: 978-1-83862-753-9



  • £175.00

Published by Latin Lawyer and edited by Joy K Gallup and Michael L Fitzgerald, partners at Paul Hastings LLP, The Guide to Restructuring is designed to assist restructuring advisers of all disciplines, and affected companies, as they negotiate complicated restructurings.

This guide delivers specialist insight to our readers across the region – advisers, practitioners, corporate decision makers and court officials – throughout the process.

Part 1: Introduction

  • Introduction
    Joy K Gallup and Michael L Fitzgerald
  • Recent Restructuring Reforms in the Region: Brazil
    Thomas Benes Felsberg, Fabiana Solano, Clara Moreira Azzoni
    and Thiago Dias Costa
  • Restructuring in Mexico
    Thomas S Heather

Part 2: Developments arising from the covid-19 pandemic

  • Covid-19-Mandated Court Closures and the Impact on Distressed Situations
    Francisco José Rodríguez Nepote
  • Chapter 11 as a Restructuring Option for Latin American Countries
    Pedro A Jimenez and Joy K Gallup
  • Impact of the Pandemic on Latin American M&A Transactions: Trends, Opportunities and Market Drivers
    Jorge Luis Moreno Félix, Jose Ignacio El-Mir Arnedo, Yazmín Cáceres Lucero and Mario Alberto Rocha García

Part 3: Restructuring outcomes in Latin America

  • The Interplay between Different Stakeholders in Mexican Restructurings: Equity versus Debt 
    Alejandro Sainz and Ana Gabriela Avendaño
  • ESG as a Component in Restructurings
    Andrew M Levine and Erich O Grosz

Part 4: Sovereign restructurings 

  • Lessons from the Argentine Perspective
    Fernando Daniel Hernández
  • Refinancing Venezuela's Debt: Local Legal and Policy Issues
    Fulvio Italiani, Carlos Omaña and Roland Pettersson

Part 5: Industry case studies

  • Latin America's Ailing Aviation Industry
    Michael B Cox
  • O&G: Constellation and Broader Examples
    Marcelo Ricupero, Stefano Motta and Mariana Leoni Beserra

Joy K Gallup 

Joy K Gallup is a partner in the Latin America and corporate practices of Paul
Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office

Ms Gallup has extensive experience in complex, cross-border debt restructurings
in Latin America as well as a variety of corporate finance transactions. She
regularly represents underwriters and international issuers in private and public
offerings of debt and equity securities. Her areas of concentration include structured
debt offerings, Rule 144A/Regulation S high-yield debt and project bond
offerings, syndicated loans and other structured products (including securitisations
and monetisations). Her focus also includes liability management transactions,
corporate reorganisations, secured lending transactions, equity tender offers and
general corporate matters, including SEC reporting requirements

Michael L Fitzgerald

Michael L Fitzgerald heads the Latin America practice group at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr Fitzgerald was one of the first US lawyers to focus on corporate finance work in Latin America and his first-mover advantage has led to his numerous representations of a wide range of international and domestic underwriter and issuer clients in debt and equity financing transactions, merger and acquisition activities and lending transactions. He has been recognised as a Top Innovative Lawyer by Financial Times, one of The American Lawyer’s Dealmakers of the Year and most recently received the annual Outstanding Achievement award from the International Financial Law Review. Mr Fitzgerald is also recognised as a band one leading lawyer by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America, and is recognised by The Legal 500 US as one of the leading lawyers in the United States for global offerings and other corporate financings. Mr Fitzgerald is a thought leader on a variety of issues involving international financial markets and has authored numerous articles and presented seminars on related legal and business challenges and opportunities.


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