Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS can work for you in 40 countries from 72 offices worldwide. Globally 5,000 lawyers offer business-focused advice tailored to client needs, whether in your local market or across multiple jurisdictions. The coming together of CMS, Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, has created a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help its clients face the future with confidence. This means putting its clients’ interests and priorities at the very heart of everything it does. And, in a world of ever-accelerating change, that demands unwavering sector focus combined with quality practice specialism.
Rita Lowe is the Head of the Banking & Finance Team. Rita has a wide and varied practice which includes advising stakeholders (such as banks, private equity, funds and pension trustees) on general issues with respect to stressed/distressed entities, advising directors, administrators/liquidators and also purchasers of distressed businesses as well as investors in distressed businesses. Rita has acted on a number of market leading assignments, including the administration of King & Wood Mallesons LLP, Dewey & Le Boeuf LLP and Halliwells LLP: the largest European, U.S, and UK firms (respectively) to go into an administration process.
Martin Brown advises banks, borrowers and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of financial restructurings and non-litigious aspects of formal insolvency proceedings. He also advises distressed debt investors on acquisitions of non-performing loan portfolios, single credits and distressed businesses. Based in London, Martin qualified in 2000 and has been a partner since 2008. He is described in Legal 500 as ‘very smart and creative’ and in Chambers 2015 as having ‘great commercial acumen and good focus when handling complex multi-jurisdictional matters’.
Peter Wiltshire has been with CMS for nearly 30 years and has worked in the firm’s Corporate Restructuring & Recovery team since qualifying in 1990. He advises on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency, with an emphasis on restructuring advice to banks and corporates. Peter's clients include insolvency practitioners, banks and other financial institutions as well as directors and shareholders. His recent focus has included advising on distressed situations in the Oil & Gas sector, NPL portfolio disposals and various cross border transactions.