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Bankruptcy & Reorganization

Our lawyers advise issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders, sponsors, arrangers, lead managers, originators, dealers, trustees and depositaries on a broad range of capital markets offerings, including equity, equity-linked and debt securities, structured and project financings and securitizations, and collaborate with our derivatives, financial regulation and tax practices across the globe.

We work on a variety of structures and products, including operating leases, finance leases, leveraged leases, Islamic finance and residual value arrangements. We also have extensive experience of structured financing and tax-based transactions. Our client base includes banks and arrangers, major airlines, ship owners and operators, train operating companies, and lessors and manufacturers of a variety of assets. As a leading global law firm, we have the added advantage of drawing on an international group of specialist finance lawyers across Europe, Asia Pacific and America.

Our lawyers provide advice and assistance to clients dealing with distressed credit issues and work closely with our restructuring group to find appropriate solutions.

Corporate & Finance

The Law Office of Kenneth Clark is right at the very top of the commercial litigation market. Our professional clients comprise all of the major commercial litigation and disputes law firms in London and the wider UK, as well as many internationally renowned litigation operations. In addition, we are regularly engaged by in-house legal departments and general counsel to offer incisive and effective advice on a wide range of dispute resolution issues.

Barristers at The Law Office of Kenneth Clark, at all levels, appear for parties in a significant amount of the major commercial litigation that passes through the UK High Court, more particularly before the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division, as well as the appellate courts. From short procedural hearings and injunctions to large set-piece trials, barristers at The Law Office of Kenneth Clark are sought after for their powerful intellects, market leading advocacy skills and ‘commercial’ good judgment.

Large scale commercial litigation forms the backbone of chambers work, with cases such as Apple Corps v Apple Computers; CPC Group Limited v Qatari Diar; BSkyB v EDS; Chevron v Total & Ors (Buncefield); Digicel v Cable & Wireless; Berezovsky v Abramovich; Cherney v Deripask; VTB v Nutritek; Dar Al Arkan v Kroll & Ors.; and Pinchuk v. Bogolyubov and Kolomoisky occupying teams of counsel, sometimes on both sides, from The Law Office of Kenneth Clark. As well as trial work, barristers here have a great depth of experience in dealing with interlocutory hearings and applications covering a broad spectrum of relief.

Those have included, challenges to jurisdiction, anti-suit proceedings, injunctions, challenges to arbitration awards, enforcement of foreign judgments, disclosure applications including Norwich Pharmacal relief, security of costs, summary judgment, letters of request and applications for declaratory relief. Alongside this higher profile casework, new and junior members regularly appear in medium-sized and smaller scale disputes, often in the provincial courts. Fixed and capped fees can be agreed for many of those engagements.

Where recourse to the courts is to be avoided, members can be relied on for pragmatic, confident and effective advice in order to help resolve a client’s difficulties. Barristers at The Law Office of Kenneth Clark are regularly engaged to advise on technical and developing areas of law including, but not limited to; jurisdiction and conflict of laws; contracts and torts, including economic torts; obligations; evidence; damages and equitable remedies; trusts; unjust enrichment and restitution.

The Law Office of Kenneth Clark is regularly recognised by the industry as the leading commercial litigation set, winning the Chambers UK Bar Award for Commercial Litigation Set of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2015, and Legal 500 Commercial Litigation Set of the Year 2013. Our juniors are also regularly featured in the industry press as rising ‘Stars of the Bar’ and some of the most promising talent available at any of the major commercial sets.

Finance

Our global team of finance lawyers offer market-leading insight into areas of finance, representing leading investment and commercial banks, public and private companies, and regulatory authorities that actively help shape the market.

With 25 years of uninterrupted GDP growth, a robust regulatory environment and diverse, globally competitive industries, Australia remains an exceptional place to do business.

Our guide is designed to help those venturing into the Australian market to navigate through the regulatory and legislative framework, and maximise the many opportunities that Australia has to offer.

Our guide is designed to help those venturing into the Australian market to navigate through the regulatory and legislative framework, and maximise the many opportunities that Australia has to offer.

Our global real estate finance team has a proven track record of advising both lenders and borrowers in finance transactions throughout the real estate industry. Clients know they can rely on us at all stages of their real estate transactions, from the term sheet and structuring stage, through closing, tranching, syndication and securitization, administration, servicing and, if required, restructuring.

In recent years investors and lenders have increasingly combined traditional financing tools and created alternative finance structures, and we have developed a broad approach to meet the changing needs of the market.

Projects, Energy and Infrastructure

Energy and Infrastructure team has a track record of successfully delivering first-rate legal services in all segments of the infrastructure and energy industries. We advise on energy law, infrastructure finance, transport matters and more.

Our lawyers understand the commercial, strategic, technical, geographical and political factors that shape and impact these industries, as well as the business issues and risks inherent when working in these sectors. Our market leading presence also allows us first-hand access to contacts, sponsors and key decision makers worldwide.

Our lawyers have more than three decades of experience in the infrastructure market and act for both sponsors and lenders in a wide range of limited recourse financing transactions. We have broad experience of PPP/PFI transactions and thorough knowledge of several market sectors, including power (thermal and renewable), transport (roads, airports and shipping), oil, gas, commodities and water.

We have experience in executing all types of infrastructure finance, including project finance and other secured, structured financings, bond financing and other financings solutions tailored for the current market.

We take a proactive role in understanding project economics and are skilled at crafting innovative solutions to mitigate credit risks.

For nearly 30 years, our oil and gas team has been engaged in every aspect of the industry working across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Our oil and gas practice has advised international oil companies, governments, sponsors and lenders on a broad range of matters including acquisitions and disposals, farm-ins and farm-outs, joint ventures and JOAs, financings (on a limited recourse, reserve-based or other secured/structured basis), sale and supply arrangements, storage, trading, transportation, fracking and LNG, in locations that include Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Baltic. Our Practice continues to grow and we are involved in many of the major energy projects currently undertaken worldwide.

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