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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Matalan Finance Plc in connection with recognition in the US under chapter 15 of its UK scheme
  • A global transportation and logistics company in connection with the wind down of numerous companies that constituted the parent's US logistics business
  • JP Morgan as agent to a revolving credit facility in the post-COVID out-of-court restructuring of an apparel company
  • A global development bank on the restructuring of a US$200 million loan facility provided to Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A. in Brazil
  • Multiple banks with bi-lateral loans made to Mairec Edelmetallgesellschaft mbH and its US subsidiary, Mairec Precious Metals U.S., Inc.
  • A private equity company in connection with the restructuring of their substantial investment in an auto-related business
  • A syndicate of major lenders in connection with the chapter 11 cases of Seadrill Limited and its affiliates
  • 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
  • A number of parties in connection with bankruptcy cases involving oil and gas supply vessels and drilling rigs, including Prospector Offshore, Paragon Offshore and Toisa
  • 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
  • A syndicate of lenders in connection with restructuring more than US$1 billion in secured loans extended to marine terminal operators.

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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 1996
  • 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, 2022 – United States: Finance Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate – Tier 6
  • Douglas is recommended for corporate restructuring in The Legal 500 (2014-2016, 2021) and is listed in New York Super Lawyers (2012-2019) for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights