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

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

    Award Mouse thought multimedia interface book medal screen monitor
    • Represented debtors, liquidators and administrators in Chapter 15 cases with foreign proceedings in Canada, the UK, Spain, the British Virgin Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua.
    • Represented foreign liquidators and administrators in numerous US proceedings in federal and state courts and out-of-court.
    • Represented debtors in Chapter 11 cases, including mining companies (with cross-border ancillary proceedings), a manufacturer of confectionery products, a dairy producer, an apparel manufacturer and an airline company.
    • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for an oil and gas company, steel manufacturing companies, a mining company, a telecommunications company, a publishing company, a satellite and cable television company, and a manufacturer of cameras and instant film.
    • Represented a private equity firm in a loan-to-own transaction in the Chapter 11 case of a copper mining company.
    • Represented DIP lenders and plan sponsors in the Chapter 11 cases of a manufacturer of light aircraft, a manufacturer of refractory products and a mining company.
    • Represented successful bidders in section 363 sales.
    • Represented large creditors (and members of creditors’ committees) in Chapter 11 cases.

    Education

    • 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

    Admissions

    • Paris, 2012
    • New York, 2000

    Courts

    • 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

    • International Insolvency Institute, NextGen (III)
    • INSOL International
    • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
    • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
    • French-American Bar Association

    Languages

    • 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 

    {{insights.date}} {{insights.source}} {{insights.type}}

    Publications

    • 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.

    BLOG

    • Editor, eSQUIRE Global Crossings.

    Speaking Engagements

    • Panelist, “Cross Border Claims – The Impact of American Bankruptcy Concepts in Canadian Proceedings,” National Judicial Institute, Insolvency Seminar, Vancouver, Canada, February 2018.
    • Panelist, “Crossing the 49th – Insights From the US on Cross-Border Canada-US Proceedings,” Annual Review of Insolvency Law, Vancouver, Canada, February 2018.
    • Panelist, “Cross Bordeaux Matters,” Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP), Kelowna, Canada, August 2017.
    • 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, “Cross Border Restructurings,” Expert Webcast, 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.
    Award Mouse thought multimedia interface book medal screen monitor