Brown Rudnick Bolsters European Restructuring Team with the Appointment of Two New Partners in London
PUBLISHED ON: 11/04/2019
London, 4 November, 2019 - International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP announced today the appointment of Charlotte Møller and Monika Lorenzo-Perez as partners in London, adding further depth to the firm’s international restructuring practice. Both Charlotte and Monika come from Reed Smith, where they were partner and counsel respectively.
These appointments follow the expansion of the firm’s European restructuring practice in November 2018 with the addition of partners Pierre-Alain Bouhénic and David Chijner and counsel Arnaud Moussatoff, Marta de Franciscis, and Emmanuelle Naulais in Paris.
Neil Micklethwaite, managing partner of Brown Rudnick’s London office, said: “We are delighted that Charlotte and Monika are joining Brown Rudnick. They are both first class restructuring lawyers with immense experience in highly complex, cross-border restructuring situations across multiple industries. Following the expansion of our Paris restructuring team last year, the addition of Charlotte and Monika in London consolidates our position as a go-to restructuring practice in Europe, advising organisations in distress, creditor groups, shareholders, and financial investors.”
Charlotte’s focus areas include the restructuring of defaulting facilities, enforcement of security, and counsel to chief restructuring officers, directors of distressed companies and insolvency practitioners. She has worked in sectors including airline, energy and natural resources, real estate and shipping. Charlotte is a Fellow of INSOL International and was recognised by Chambers, London Super Lawyers, The Legal 500 and The Lawyer’s Hot 100.
Monika advises directors, financial institutions, creditors and distressed companies in connection with restructurings, work outs, administrations, liquidations and receiverships. She also counsels administrators, liquidators and receivers on their appointment.
Charlotte Møller, partner at Brown Rudnick, said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the firm’s thriving restructuring practice. Brown Rudnick is a recognised leader in this field and has a tremendous track record of working with clients on some of the most complex cross-border cases. I am looking forward to working as part of a highly respected international team for clients, at a time of rising levels of corporate insolvencies and heightened political and economic uncertainty.”
Monika Lorenzo-Perez, partner at Brown Rudnick, said: “I am delighted to be joining Brown Rudnick’s impressive international restructuring group. The firm’s commitment to deliver the best outcome for clients globally is supported by the calibre of people who work across the firm, partner-driven service and extensive experience across sectors and geographies.”
Brown Rudnick now has a team of 28 lawyers in its European corporate restructuring and finance practice. The team works closely with the firm’s restructuring and finance group in the US, which comprises 30 lawyers.
The firm acts as counsel and in litigation proceedings concerning:
- Complex restructurings of companies subject to insolvency proceedings;
- Complex business transactions, including (distressed M&As and complex transactions in the context of disagreements between shareholders and others); and
- The preparation and structuring of new financing or refinancing solutions, such as mezzanine financing through trusts and bond issues.
Brown Rudnick has further lateral hires in the pipeline.
About Brown Rudnick LLP
At Brown Rudnick, we combine ingenuity with experience to achieve great outcomes for our clients. We deliver partner-driven service; we incentivise our lawyers to collaborate in the client’s best interest; and we put excellence before scale, focusing on practices such as distressed debt, corporate restructuring, M&A, white collar defence, international disputes and intellectual property, where we are recognized leaders. We have more than 250 lawyers and government relations professionals across the United States and Europe, with offices in key financial centers. Beyond the United States and Europe, we serve clients in the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America
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