London and Phoenix – Like most business matters, bankruptcy knows no geographic boundaries. That’s why global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has enhanced its international legal team that provides on-the-ground expertise to clients’ businesses in Asia, Europe, Latin America or the United States. The team is coordinated by Phoenix-based Thomas J. Salerno and Andrew O. Visintin, who is managing partner of the firm’s London office. The firm’s overall restructuring and insolvency practice is led by Stephen D. Lerner.
“Our global clientele rely on Squire Sanders to help their business thrive and to protect their investment in the business,” said Chairman R. Thomas Stanton. “Sophisticated, thorough understanding of and expertise in international insolvency is an essential part of providing that protection.”
“Tom and Andrew have decades of experience representing clients around the world,” Stanton said. “Tom is widely recognized for his pioneering work in international insolvency counseling countries such as the Czech Republic, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to revise insolvency legislation. Andrew has extensive experience with complex cross-border restructuring in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.”
Squire Sanders’ international insolvency group includes more than 40 lawyers working in 11 countries including China, six countries in Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and the United States.
“Members of this talented team have been involved in landmark transactions in Germany, complex privatizations in Hungary and global representations in some of the most significant restructurings in US history for clients with extensive European and Latin American subsidiaries,” Salerno said.
Salerno has worked on restructurings in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland and the Czech and Slovak Republics. He is a member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) working group’s Insolvency Reform Project, completed earlier this year. Salerno, who teaches comparative international insolvency at the University of Salzburg, is listed in the 2007 edition of The International Who’s Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers.
Visintin represents a number of UK insolvency practitioners from the “Big Four” and medium-ranked accountancy practices. He also has extensive experience in the asset-based lending and receivables financing sector advising clients on restructuring and financing structures.
Founded in 1890, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. has more than 850 lawyers in 30 offices and 14 countries around the world. With one of the strongest integrated global platforms and a longstanding one-firm philosophy, Squire Sanders provides sophisticated seamless legal counsel worldwide. Offices in the Americas are located in Cincinnati,
Cleveland, Columbus, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tysons Corner, Washington DC, West Palm Beach, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro and Santo Domingo. In Europe, offices are in Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw. In Asia, offices are in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Associated offices include Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Kyiv and Santiago.
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