Energy, Retail Dominate Restructuring

Predictions in the fall that the energy and healthcare industries would be most active for out-of-court restructurings in the fourth quarter were only about half correct. Restructuring attorneys and advisers correctly predicted that oil, gas and coal related companies would be among the most active in the fourth quarter, but they missed on the healthcare industry.

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Out-of-Court Law Firms for Creditors Power Rankings

Ranked advisors to distressed companies experiencing financial restructuring ongoing or completed between January 2017 and December 2017. In the event of a tie, the total liabilities would determine the final ranking.

Latham & Watkins LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Ferraiuoli LLC

Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Stikeman Elliott LLP