04 Oct 2013 | 11:47 am |
International law firm Pinsent Masons has won the 'Insolvency Law Firm of the Year – eight or more office locations' category at the Insolvency and Rescue Awards 2013.
The prestigious accolade is awarded to the law firm that can demonstrate outstanding expertise in the corporate recovery and insolvency fields.
Pinsent Masons fought off fierce competition from Brown Rudnick, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Nabarro and Weil, Gotshal & Manges to claim the prize.
Commenting on the win Jamie White, Head Restructuring at Pinsent Masons, said:
"Industry recognition for the assignments we work on with our clients is a great honour for the Pinsent Masons Restructuring team and reflects the tremendous teamwork that goes into saving businesses and jobs."
The Pinsent Masons restructuring team has expanded significantly over the past 12 months. In 2012 Pinsent Masons hired the 3-partner team of Nicholas Pike, Steve Cottee and Tom Withyman from LG, while more recently the firm appointed restructuring and insolvency expert Richard Tripp from Eversheds in Leeds and restructuring specialist Claire Massie from Dundas & Wilson to head up its Scotland and Northern Ireland Restructuring practice. Outside of the UK, the firm recently hired restructuring specialists Pierre Forget in Paris and Dr. Bernd-Uwe Stucken in Shanghai.
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Condeco Group on its acquisition of ProxyClick SA, the leading global provider of enterprise visitor management software.
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Suffolk Council on its proposed public-private alliance with Lovell Partnership to deliver nearly 3,000 much-needed homes across the region.
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons Irish corporate insurance team has advised Athora Ireland plc (Athora) on its transfer of a book of variable annuity policies to Monument Life Insurance DAC, with assets under management valued at nearly €1 billion for circa 13,000 customers.
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has acted as legal advisor to Sweaty Betty, the founders, Tamara and Simon Hill-Norton, and the senior management team, on the $410m sale of global activewear and lifestyle brand, Sweaty Betty, to Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (WWW).
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised joint administrators, Christopher Petts and Richard Lewis of Grant Thornton UK LLP, on a pre-pack administration sale of the business and assets of CB Imports, trading as "Country Baskets."
Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed restructuring expert Charles Maunder as a Banking & Restructuring partner within their Finance and Projects group. Charles will commence his role in November.
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