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Douglas Deutsch

Douglas Deutsch


Douglas Deutsch

Douglas E Deutsch has earned a reputation as a skilled practitioner in the bankruptcy and corporate arenas.

Douglas advises lending groups, lenders, agents and indenture trustees and other financial creditors and debtors, in U.S and cross border restructuring matters.

  • The administrative agent to a group of commercial banks and institutional investors in connection with the restructuring of US$700 million in loans provided to finance a solar project in Chile
  • Lenders in connection with the restructuring of over US$200 million in loans provided to a Mexican solar plant
  • A commercial bank in connection with the out-of-court winddown and settlements related to the failure of Archegos Capital Management
  • Cryptocurrency companies in respect of bankruptcy and insolvency considerations impacting their own operations as well as those of counterparties
  • A US development agency as lender in connection with the restructuring of US$100 million of unsecured loans provided to a North African investment company investing in energy projects
  • A global development bank on the restructuring of a US$200 million loan facility provided to Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A. in Brazil
  • a group of European lenders in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of The Hertz Company (et al.) and the restructuring of over US$700 million of obligations owed by Hertz and its European affiliates
  • Goldman Sachs as co-arranger with respect to the syndicated component of Avianca's US$2 billion Debt-In-Possession facility, following Avianca’s bankruptcy filing
  • Hong Kong and BVI liquidators in connection with their claims in the China Fisheries chapter 11 cases
  • The agent to a US$100 million revolving credit facility in The Lycra Company’s out-of-court restructuring
  • Matalan Finance Plc in connection with recognition in the US under chapter 15 of its UK scheme
  • Wilmington Savings Fund Society as successor agent to a US$900 million term loan facility in connection with the chapter 11 case of Tailored Brands, the owner of Men’s Warehouse, Jos A. Bank and other retailers
  • A global transportation and logistics company in connection with the post-COVID wind down of numerous companies that constituted the parent's US logistics business
  • Total Terminals International, the owner of the largest container terminal in Long Beach, CA, in connection with the global out-of-court restructuring of its obligations
  • The agent in an out-of-court restructuring of a US$160 million credit facility provided to the manufacturer of various technology components for the automobile industry

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Career and qualifications

  • Drew University (B.S., Political Science) 1991
  • Editor-in-Chief, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review 1996
  • St. John's University School of Law (J.D.) 1996
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas 1997
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 1997
  • St. John's University School of Law (LL.M.) 2001
  • Joined Clifford Chance as Partner 2016

Professional bodies

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • INSOL International
  • Immediate Past Vice President, Education: American Bankruptcy Institute

Awards and citations

  • Doug Deutsch is an outstanding restructuring expert. Great client service and always conscious of delivering practical commercial advise as efficiently as possible.
    Legal 500 (2014-2016 and 2021-2023) – United States: Finance Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate