London Linklaters’ restructuring accomplice joins Latham


Bruce Bell left Linklaters after over two decades to join Latham & Watkins’ London finance …

Bruce Bell has left Linklaters after about two decadess to join the London finance department of Latham & Watkins as a partner, as well as in the areas of restructuring and special situations.

For 21 years with Linklaters, Bruce Bell has developed a strong practice advising corporations, sponsors and financial institutions on complex restructuring, financing and bankruptcy mandates.

In particular, he brings to Latham & Watkins Expertise in debt restructuring issues in the context of large international corporate and financing structures with an emphasis on the application of agreements in both the UK and other common law jurisdictions including Hong Kong and Bermuda.

More recently, debtors and their boards of directors facing financial difficulties in the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa have sought advice from Bell as well as from major UK companies in need of general banking and financial advice.

Bell ‘s expertise and product knowledge make him an excellent strategic addition to Latham’ s practice in London and around the world, “said the managing partner of the London office Stephen Kensell In a statement, Kensell also cited his “impressive track record” which will help advance the company’s top priority in expanding London’s corporate finance practice “including in the public sector”.

The global chairman of Latham’s finance department, Scott servant, borrowed from Bell’s “breadth of cross-border experience and proven ability to advise all types of stakeholders in restructuring situations, whether they be borrowers, creditors, investors or otherwise,” skills that will be “a real boost”. on the company’s service offering to customers in the UK, Europe and internationally.

Latham built on its New York restructuring offer last July by hiring George Klidonas from Kirkland & Ellisas well as the addition of Suzzanne Uhlandwho joined New York’s Restructuring and Special Situations Practice O’Melveny & Myers in May.

In June, the company also grabbed a restructuring specialist Alexandra Bigot from Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Paris.

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