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Clifford Chance grows Restructuring & Insolvency practice with addition of partners Brian Lohan and Maja Zerjal Fink in New York

March 7, 2024

Clifford Chance grows Restructuring & Insolvency practice with addition of partners Brian Lohan and Maja Zerjal Fink in New York

New York: Global law firm Clifford Chance has hired US partners Brian J. Lohan and Maja Zerjal Fink, further strengthening its global Restructuring and Insolvency team in New York. Their practice covers all aspects of corporate reorganizations, distressed situations and bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings for US domestic and international clients.

Sharis Pozen, Regional Managing Partner for the Americas, said, "We are delighted to welcome this dynamic team with such impressive experience covering the full range of restructuring and bankruptcy matters. The addition of Brian and Maja is further proof that we remain fully focused on the needs of our clients and on building the best team in the market."

Philip Hertz, Global Head of Restructuring and Insolvency, said, "Brian and Maja will enhance our ability to provide clients with seamless service across our global network, particularly when faced with complex, multi-jurisdictional restructuring and insolvency proceedings. We're very excited to have them as part of the team."

Lohan and Zerjal Fink have represented Chapter 11 debtors, noteholders, bondholders, senior lenders, Official Creditor Committees and other creditor constituencies or interested parties in domestic and cross-border matters.  Examples of their recent work include acting for the senior secured lenders and DIP Lenders in Cineworld and Hertz. 

Lohan has advised chapter 11 debtors, including IronNet, Inc., Dynegy Holdings, Inc. and Smurfit Stone Container Corporation, as well as senior creditors and/or DIP Lenders in Zohar, Dura Automotive and MD Helicopters, Inc. Zerjal Fink's work on high-profile restructurings includes Puerto Rico, Caesars Entertainment Operating Corporation and MF Global. She also advises private equity sponsors, debtors, foreign debtors and representatives, lenders, creditors, and equity holders in bankruptcy proceedings and in-court and out-of-court restructurings.

Lohan added, "Maja and I are excited to join Clifford Chance's elite global platform. We look forward to contributing our experience to this leading Restructuring and Insolvency practice, and working alongside other practices to support clients around the world."

This news follows last month's announcement on the hiring of US Energy & Infrastructure partners Ty'Meka M. Reeves-Sobers in Houston and Marcia Hook in Washington, DC.