Weil Further Expands London Restructuring Practice With Hire Of Partner Paul Bromfield

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 00:00

Weil, Gotshal & Manges has announced that Paul Bromfield will join Weil Gotshal's London Restructuring practice. The continued development of the London Restructuring practice is one of Weil's strategic goals, building upon the firm's premier global franchise in that area.

Mr. Bromfield, a highly regarded restructuring partner who joins from Jones Day, has advised as debtor's counsel on a variety of insolvency issues and complex cross-border restructurings, including representing the board of XL Leisure and its administrators; the board of Ennstone plc on a pre-packaged administration, one of the first pre-packs of a main market listed company; senior lenders in a number of developing markets cross-border restructurings; senior lenders in a number of football-related matters including West Ham United, Leicester City, and Portsmouth; the mezzanine investor committee in the Cheyne plc SIV; and the board of London Town pub group in their restructuring discussions with lenders and subsequent pre-packaged administration.

Mr. Bromfield has also acted for the administrators of Enron Europe and MG Rover, the senior creditors committee in the Eurotunnel restructuring and has been involved in a number of Australian-related matters.

Following the recruitment of Adam Plainer to head Weil's Restructuring practice in London in March, Weil's strategy of expanding its restructuring capability in London led to the recruitment earlier in the year of Linton Bloomberg as counsel and several recent associate hires.