Brown Rudnick is the firm of choice for those seeking effective and experienced counsel in the distress arena. The combination of our experience, creativity and tenacity has resulted in an impressive track record of maximizing results for our clients who come back to us again and again because we effectively deliver value. Our innovative strategies earned us the title of Law360’s Bankruptcy Group of the Year in 2014 and 2011 and the leaders of our practice group have been singled out among Turnaround and Workout’s Bankruptcy Lawyers of the Year no fewer than six times. Aggressive and practical, our seasoned teams of fully-integrated professionals employ state-of-the-art solutions that protect and enhance our client’s position. Brown Rudnick is often called upon to represent those whose investments or going concern values are most at risk. Our lawyers typically win with strategies others either don’t imagine, won’t consider, or can’t execute.
Louise is a seasoned restructuring campaigner never one afraid to challenge hierarchy or go that extra mile for her clients. Duly recognised by the profession, being former president of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and the Insolvency Lawyers Association. Having extensive knowledge and experience of all areas of out-of-court and in-court turnaround, insolvency and capital market matters regularly operating across several jurisdictions, she has been involved in numerous high profile assignments including Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank, Anglo Irish Bank, MG Rover, TXU, Euro Tunnel, Enron, Lehman, Northern Rock, Powerhouse, Homburg Invest II, A-TEC, Co-operative Bank Plc, Phones 4U, Banco Espírito Santo and SFX. She successfully challenged an attempt to guarantee strip in the UK property market which if not successful could have wiped billions of value and the principle of the law of guarantee would have been destroyed. She has a wide national and international client base.
Henry Kikoyo practices in the areas of debt restructuring, corporate refinancing and debt trading acting for lenders, bondholders, distressed investors and debtors. He has worked with lenders and/or investors at all levels of the capital structure to assist with finding innovative turnaround solutions in relation to companies in financial difficulties. Henry has significant experience in complex cross-border transactions and has been involved in transactions in Europe, South America, Australia and Africa. Henry also spearheads the Africa practice with a focus on project finance, real estate investments, secondary capital raising and non-bank lending transactions. Henry's debt trading practice includes representing market participants in the secondary market in relation to the acquisition and disposition of debt products including bank loans (corporate and real estate), trade claims and other financial claims, throughout Europe and various emerging markets. As part of this practice Henry assists clients with the legal analysis and review of documentation relating to the debt products.
Didier Bruère-Dawson has acquired experience as an advisor and litigator in M&A and financing projects, as well as in the acquisition of ailing businesses or related matters. He is at the forefront of all strategic matters concerning the structure and organisation of these operations. He is especially involved in complex international operations and legal disputes and is recognised for his leading role in flagship cases both in Europe and in the United States, but also transnational litigation as the principal advisor or not, in some cases, depending on the interests of the client. Didier Bruère-Dawson represents various groups and French and foreign investors as part of their investment, divestments and real estate projects in France and abroad by managing the risks and strategic issues linked to insolvency proceeds, aspects in which he is highly efficient and experienced. He has represented several investment funds and or investors and intervenes in shareholders disputes.