Restructuring & Insolvency

Restructuring & Insolvency - China

Experience that matters, when you need it most

King & Wood Mallesons was one of the first law firms in China to offer corporate restructuring and insolvency services. Now we have one of the largest teams in China, with over 40 extensively experienced lawyers overseen by some of the most well known restructuring and insolvency practitioners in China.

We regularly advise on the restructuring and reorganisation, closure and restructuring, cancellation of trusteeship, administrative liquidation and insolvency of domestic enterprises, particularly on behalf of financial institutions and listed companies. We have accumulated extensive experience in insolvency, reconciliation, restructuring, debt restructuring, administration of liquidations and related business areas.

In fact, we have led and participated in hundreds of corporate insolvency, restructuring and debt restructuring cases. In the past 10 years, we have undertaken 60% of the listed companies' bankruptcy restructuring cases.

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Shaping restructuring and insolvency law

We have written or contributed to many of the industry’s reference texts on the application of China bankruptcy laws. And we have participated in drafting and revising China’s new ‘Bankruptcy Law’ and the ‘Risk Disposal Regulation for Securities Companies’.

We have a wealth of experience in carrying out complicated corporate restructuring advice on behalf of multinational companies and international financial institutions. We also assist in the acquisition of distressed companies and assets.

To ensure you always receive the best possible service, our corporate restructuring and insolvency lawyers draw on the skills of their colleagues in our corporate, finance, securities, regulatory, real estate, tax, environment and dispute resolution practices.

We can also draw on the expertise of restructuring and insolvency lawyers in Hong Kong, Australia, the UK and Europe for complex multi-jurisdictional cases. Given China’s central role in the global economy, transactions like these are becoming more and more common. 

Creditors including banks and financial investors, insolvency practitioners, and corporate debtors rely on our expertise. We frequently advise state-owned enterprises on restructuring their complex operations in China as well as advising private equity funds and merger and acquisition (M&A) funds on investment opportunities.

The areas of corporate restructuring and insolvency law we advise on include:

  • Debt restructuring
  • Insolvency and settlement operations
  • Insolvency and restructuring operations
  • Restructuring operations for financial institutions
  • Corporate dissolution and liquidation practice
  • Risk disposal for financial institutions.

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