December 4, 2023

New York, NY December 4, 2023 --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Simon Baskerville has joined the Firm as a partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department, based in the Firm’s London office.  He will serve as a Co-Chair of the European Restructuring Group.

Simon has more than 20 years of experience representing stakeholders in stressed, distressed, and insolvency situations in the UK and internationally. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in the restructuring industry with particular expertise acting for lenders, bondholders, companies and financial sponsors on complex cross-border restructurings.  Simon was previously a partner at Latham & Watkins. 

“Simon is widely recognized as being among the leading restructuring lawyers in the UK and we are thrilled to welcome him to our Firm and our restructuring practice,” said Willkie Chairman Matthew Feldman. “His experience representing debtors, creditors and other parties on some of the most high-profile matters in the market will make him an invaluable resource to our clients, particularly as we expect to see increasing activity in the restructuring landscape given growing macroeconomic challenges.” 

Graham Lane and Lionel Spizzichino, Co-Chairs of the European Restructuring Group, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Simon to the team. Simon has had a leading role in some of the most prominent European restructurings of recent years. His addition further enhances our team’s cross-border restructuring capabilities.”

Simon commented: “Willkie’s significant credentials in global and cross-border restructuring matters, combined with its growing global platform, presents an attractive opportunity for the next phase of my practice. I am delighted to join Graham, Lionel and the talented team at Willkie and am looking forward to building on the Firm’s leading reputation in this space.”  

Willkie’s Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department is a global practice with market-leading capabilities in all aspects of business and financial restructurings and insolvency matters. Our integrated U.S. and European restructuring professionals offer the hands-on, results-driven experience that today’s distressed situations demand.  We represent a broad spectrum of clients (both in and out of court) in complex multi-lateral cross-border restructurings in the U.S., UK, France, Germany and other key European jurisdictions.


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Simon Baskerville Partner Business Reorganization & Restructuring
Matthew A. Feldman Chairman Business Reorganization & Restructuring
Graham Lane
Graham Lane Partner Business Reorganization & Restructuring
Lionel Spizzichino
Lionel Spizzichino Partner Business Reorganization & Restructuring