Hazan, Nava

Nava Hazan

Nava Hazan is a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group located in the New York office. She is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Cross-Border Restructuring team.

Her practice involves the representation of debtors, foreign liquidators and administrators in Chapter 15 cases and cross-border proceedings. She also represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases in various industries.


  • Represented debtors, liquidators and administrators in Chapter 15 cases with foreign proceedings in Canada, the UK, Spain, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Antigua. 
  • Represented foreign liquidators and administrators in various US proceedings in federal and state courts and out-of-court.
  • Represented debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings, including mining companies, a manufacturer of confectionery products, a dairy producer, an apparel manufacturer and an airline company. 
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for a mining company, a telecommunications company, a publishing company, a provider of satellite and cable television programming, and a manufacturer of cameras and instant film. 
  • Represented plan sponsors in the Chapter 11 cases of a manufacturer of refractory products and a mining company. 
  • Represented DIP lenders in the Chapter 11 cases of a manufacturer of light aircraft and a mining company. 
  • Represented successful bidders in section 363 sales. 
  • Represented large creditors (including members of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors) in Chapter 11 cases.


  • Columbia University, LL.M., 1999
  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Master’s Degree in Law, 1997
  • Panthéon-Assas University, Master’s Degree in Law, 1996
  • Panthéon-Assas University, J.D., 1995


  • Paris, 2012
  • New York, 2000


  • U.S. Ct. of App., Second Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Third Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of New York
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of New York
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of New York

Memberships and Affiliations

  • INSOL International 
  • Turnaround Management Association 
  • International Insolvency Institute, NextGen Leadership Program


  • English
  • French
  • Recognized among the "Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professionals" by Global M&A Network, 2017
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 US for Corporate Restructuring, 2014 

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  • Guest editor and author, “U.S., English Courts Welcome Most – But Not All – Foreign Debtors,” TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal, July-August 2016.
  • Guest editor, “Old School Merchants’ Survival Threatened by New Consumer Realities,” TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal, May 2015.
  • Book reviewer, “Managing the Chapter 15 Cross-Border Insolvency Case – A Pocket Guide for Judges by the Honourable Louise De Carl Adler, 2nd Edition,” Eurofenix, The Journal of INSOL Europe, January 2015.
  • Author, “Using Foreign Legal Systems to Successfully Restructure: The U.K. and U.S. Perspectives: Part II,” ABI Business Reorganization Committee Newsletter, December 2014. 
  • Author, “Using Foreign Legal Systems to Successfully Restructure: The U.K. and U.S. Perspectives: Part I,” ABI Business Reorganization Committee Newsletter, October 2014.
  • Author, “New York vs London; Who Will Restructure Europe’s High Yield Loans?” Global Turnaround, August 2014.
  • Author, “Have Recent Cases Provided Clarity on Court Expectations from Non-U.S. Organisations Under Chapter 15 Proceedings?” LexisNexis United Kingdom, July 2014.
  • Guest editor and author, “Using Chapter 15 to Protect Foreign Debtors’ Estates in Cross Border Cases,” TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal, May 2014.
  • Author, “An Englishman in New York: COMI in the U.K. or the U.S.?” Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, February 2014. 
  • Author, “Le Chapitre 15 du Code des Faillites Américain: une Arme à la Disposition des Organes de la Procédure Pour Protéger des Actifs Situés aux Etats-Unis,” La Revue, October 2013. 
  • Author, “How Foreign Liquidators Can Gain Access to U.S. Courts,” New York Law Journal, Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy, September 2013. 
  • Author, “A Useful Toolkit: Opportunities for Foreign Companies to Purchase or Protect Assets in the U.S.,” International Finance Law Review, November 2011. 

Speaking Engagments

  • Panelist, “Restructuring Distressed Businesses: Strategies for Saving Healthy Assets, Carve-outs and Divestments of Losing Assets and Recognizing the Difference,” IBA Annual Conference, Washington DC, September 2016. 
  • Panelist, “International Insolvency: Dealing with Security, Restructuring and Realizations Outside of Canada and the U.S.,”  Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) Insolvency and Restructuring Exchange, Toronto, Canada, May 2016. 
  • Panelist, “Cross-Border Restructurings: Perspectives from U.S. Practitioners,” TMA 2016 Symposium, Toronto, Canada, April 2016.
  • Panelist, Expert Webcast, Cross Border Restructurings, November 2015. 
  • Panelist, “We Are Not in Kansas Anymore: Looking at International Insolvency/Restructurings Through the Bankruptcy Code and Beyond,” American Bankruptcy Institute, September 2014.
  • Host and panelist, “Tactics and Strategies of Chapter 15 and Cross-Border Insolvencies,” Beard Group Webinar, December 2013.


  • Editor, eSQUIRE Global Crossings.