Law Firm News – CHADBOURNE & PARKE EXPANDS LONDON INSOLVENCY AND RESTRUCTURING PRACTICE WITH NEW PARTNER HIRE

John Verrill Brings Substantial UK Restructuring and Insolvency Experience to Chadbourne’s International Practice

New York, NY – May 1, 2012 – LawFuel.com – Law Firm Newswire – The international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP today announced that John Verrill has joined the Firm’s London office as a partner in the insolvency and financial restructuring group.

Mr. Verrill comes to Chadbourne from Dundas & Wilson, a leading UK corporate and commercial firm, where he was co-head of the insolvency and restructuring team, and before that was a partner at Lawrence Graham LLP.

With over 25 years of experience in the corporate recovery sector, Mr. Verrill is a highly qualified restructuring partner. During his career, he has advised on restructuring and insolvency issues in a wide range of sectors, both debtor and creditor side, with a particular focus on complex cross-border insolvency matters and company voluntary arrangements. He has extensive experience in both contentious and non-contentious roles.

“Having John join us in London is strategically important for Chadbourne’s insolvency and financial restructuring group,” said Claude Serfilippi, Managing Partner of Chadbourne’s London office. “He will be well placed to drive and support matters handled by our integrated insolvency practice in our New York, Mexico City, Warsaw and Moscow offices.”

“John’s high visibility in the London market and cross-border insolvency experience complements our existing international and cross-border capabilities,” added Howard Seife, global chair of the Firm’s insolvency and financial restructuring practice. “John will be a tremendous asset for our clients.”

Chadbourne is a leader in the use of cross-border ancillary proceedings, including its representation in Chapter 15s of the liquidators of Hellas Telecommunications and the receiver in the Russian bankruptcy of Yukos Oil.

“This is an exciting time for Chadbourne’s London office as we continue to add first-rate legal talent and expand upon our existing practice areas,” remarked Chadbourne Managing Partner Andrew A. Giaccia. “We are proud to have John on our team and look forward to benefitting from the strong experience and insights he will bring on insolvency matters.”

Chadbourne’s bankruptcy and restructuring lawyers have represented clients in Chapter 11 cases and corporate restructurings in the United States and abroad, working for financial institutions, insurance companies, bondholders, funds and formal and ad hoc committees. They have had leading roles in the Tribune, TOUSA, Xerium, Capmark, Chrysler, Lehman Brothers, Enron, Refco and Mirant Chapter 11 cases.

Mr. Verrill is a member of the Insolvency Lawyer’s Association; the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3), INSOL Europe; INSOL International.

He received his LL.B. with honors from University College, London.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Mexico City, São Paulo, London, Moscow, Warsaw, Kyiv, Istanbul, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.

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