Legal & Tax

Restructuring & Insolvency

Creative solutions to preserve value for creditors and business owners

Your Restructuring & Insolvency experts

At Arendt, we have a team of dedicated experts in restructuring and insolvency (R&I) matters, including out-of-court and judicial restructurings and insolvency proceedings in Luxembourg, as well as cases involving foreign jurisdictions.

We represent shareholders, creditors, liquidators, companies experiencing financial difficulties and other interested parties.

In December 2023, for the third year in a row, Global Restructuring Review named Arendt & Medernach as belonging to a select group of law firms worldwide doing remarkable, best-in-class cross-border restructuring and insolvency work.

In-depth expertise

Shareholders

  • Investing in and disposing of distressed companies and assets
  • Restructuring portfolio companies
  • Liability and voidance claims
  • Valuation of assets
  • Restructuring and turnaround plans

Creditors 

(financial institutions, debt funds, bondholders, suppliers)
  • Secured and unsecured financings to distressed companies
  • Representation at creditors’ committees and bondholders’ meetings
  • Debt-for-equity swaps
  • Applying for a debtor’s bankruptcy
  • Liability and voidance claims
  • Enforcement of security arrangements

Distressed businesses, companies and groups

  • Contingency planning, debt maturities, liquidity shortfall
  • Restructurings with major stakeholders
  • Refinancing of external debt
  • Insolvency filings
  • Redundancy programme and related employment law matters
  • Valuation of assets
  • Restructuring and turnaround plans
  • External liquidator, including for illiquid assets

Board members

  • Duties in the context of financial difficulties
  • Personal liability claims
  • Criminal law matters
  • Board mandates/interim management for distressed companies

Receivers, liquidators, administrators and other insolvency practitioners

  • General assistance to foreign insolvency practitioners
  • Assistance for local receivers and liquidators in relation to matters requiring specialised expertise and/or resources
  • Valuation of assets
  • Restructuring and turnaround plans

Our global service offering also encompasses expert corporate and investor services

  • Corporate services in relation to taking over distressed companies, including domiciliation and directorship services, such as setting up the new entity
  • Investor services including compliance services
  • Accounting and reporting services

Strategic advice and legal solutions

Our R&I team works in close collaboration with  Arendt Investor Services (AIS): Arendt’s corporate and investor services company specialising in domiciliation, corporate secretary services, business creation and liquidation.

Our integrated approach, which is unique in Luxembourg’s legal landscape, enables Arendt to offer legal advice combined with operational consulting solutions.