(London) – Akin Gump today announced that global financial restructuring leader Sam Brodie has rejoined the firm as a partner in its financial restructuring practice in London. Brodie was a partner at Akin Gump from 2018 to 2021, and his return strengthens the firm’s leading financial restructuring practice in London as global macroeconomic trends increasingly impact clients across all industries.
Brodie adds a highly respected practice advising creditors, debtors and other stakeholders on complex financial restructurings and workouts of distressed bonds, securitisations, private placement notes and loans. He also advises hedge funds and credit funds on investments and strategic opportunities in distressed debt transactions. His depth of knowledge and experience of finance and restructuring law complements that of Akin Gump’s special situations practice in London.
“The depth of knowledge in the firm’s London financial restructuring team and the bench strength in the practice has made them the go-to law firm for buy-side and credit investors for a number of years,” said Brodie about his return to the firm. . “I look forward to working alongside my colleagues to continue to serve our clients at the very highest level.”
“The financial market is rapidly evolving in response to macroeconomic trends, and our clients increasingly need guidance that is based on a sophisticated understanding of those trends,” commented Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “Sam is a known leader—both among our partnership and our clients—and we are pleased to welcome him back to the Akin Gump family.”
Financial restructuring partner Barry Russell added, “We are delighted Sam is rejoining the London office. His broad and flexible skill set brings value to the full gamut of the firm’s financial restructuring practice. Sam will be particularly instrumental in adding additional depth and breadth to Akin Gump’s special situations practice.”
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Akin Gump’s London office is the firm’s third-largest and the hub for the firm’s international practice. Fully integrated with the firm’s global capabilities, the London team works closely and on a regular basis with their counterparts across the globe, advising clients on financial restructuring, private equity and other M&A transactions, finance (including leveraged finance, sustainable finance, special situations, private placements and direct lending), energy and natural resources, debt and equity capital markets, financial services regulatory, disputes and international arbitration, investment funds (hedge, private equity, real estate and infrastructure), antitrust and EU competition, international trade and tax. (including structuring and taxation of share schemes and management incentive arrangements).
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