NEW YORK, 5 April 2012 – Hogan Lovells announced today that it is expanding its U.S. Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice with the addition of Peter Ivanick as a partner in New York. Ivanick will also be working closely with the Corporate and Regulatory Insurance practices.
Ivanick’s 30-year legal career includes experience in all aspects of high-level Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings, acting both for debtors and creditors. He has played significant roles in most of the major American insurance insolvencies over the last 25 years, including leading the current representation of Ambac Assurance Company (AAC) in the rehabilitation of its Segregated Account in Wisconsin, and the recently-confirmed Chapter 11 case of AAC’s parent Ambac Financial Group.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Peter to our group,” said Robin Keller, leader of Hogan Lovells’ U.S. Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice. “Peter’s broad experience in complex business restructurings, cross-border representations, and his position as a nationally recognized leader in the field of insurance and reinsurance insolvency will further enhance the capabilities that Hogan Lovells offers to our clients. Peter’s diverse skills offer an ideal complement to our leading global practices in these arenas.”
Stephen Foster, Global head of the Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice, said, “Peter’s recruitment reflects the commitment to growth and the bench-strength of Hogan Lovells’ award-winning insolvency practice world-wide, and we look forward to having him on our team.”
“Having had the opportunity to work across the table with many Hogan Lovells partners, I know I am joining a very talented and dynamic group,” said Peter Ivanick. “I am looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues throughout the firm’s platform to represent a wide array of clients, including insolvency administrators, corporate trustees, companies as debtors, and hedge fund creditors. I am particularly pleased to have the opportunity to build on Hogan Lovells’ market-leading insurance and reinsurance practice in the United States, including all aspects of insurance insolvency.”
In addition to Ambac, Ivanick has advised life insurers, financial guarantors, and mortgage insurers on the challenges presented by their heavy involvement with residential mortgage backed securities and similar distressed assets. He also has represented petitioners and other interested parties in connection with solvent schemes and foreign insurance insolvencies as those matters have made their way through the bankruptcy court under old Section 304 and new Chapter 15.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ivanick was a partner in the Business Solutions & Governance practice with Dewey & LeBoeuf in New York.
About Hogan Lovells’ Business Restructuring and Insolvency (BRI) Practice
Hogan Lovells’ Business Restructuring and Insolvency (BRI) practice is well placed to advise corporates and their stakeholders on their options. Our team comprises highly experienced lawyers based in the financial hubs of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America, and South America. We are supported on every transaction by leading individuals from across the firm in key areas such as capital markets, litigation, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and pensions.
About Hogan Lovells’ Corporate and Regulatory Insurance Practice
The Hogan Lovells Corporate and Regulatory Insurance practice has over 120 lawyers internationally and is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading teams advising the insurance industry on corporate, financial, and regulatory matters. It has been ranked consistently by the legal directories as one of the leading UK practices and is now similarly ranked by directories in several European jurisdictions; including France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain. It is also active in several other jurisdictions in Europe and Asia and is expanding in the United States.
About Hogan Lovells
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