Top 100 Restructuring Professionals

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Exclusive published by Global M&A Network, the 10th annual list features a respected, successful, and innovative group of 25 consultants, 25 investment bankers and 50 lawyers from the global restructuring and turnaround communities this year.

Highly competitive process begins with evaluating firms and any “Turnaround Atlas Awards” winning transactions closed during the 2022/23 year. Selection is then narrowed to a professional from the firm based on their experience, differentiated expertise, among additional attributes. Typically, only one professional is selected from the firm per year.

Join us in congratulating top performing professionals and the firm’s they represent!

Richard Tett

Richard has more than 25 years of restructuring experience, having worked extensively on ‘in court’ and ‘out of court’ restructurings/refinancings, intercreditor agreement disputes, formal insolvency appointments, high-yield bond and CMBS bond restructurings, distressed M&A, English schemes of arrangement and the new restructuring plans, US Chapter 11s, 15s and s363 sales, pension deficits, insurance workouts, telecoms, and insolvency aspects of structured finance. Richard has particular cross border restructuring experience involving the UK, Europe, the US and across the globe.

Vincent Vroom

Vincent specializes in restructuring and insolvency matters. He handles a range of issues in restructuring cases whether they arise within the courtroom or outside. Vincent often works on complex matters in international settings and has worked on groundbreaking cases where Dutch entities were involved in US chapter 11 proceedings, schemes of arrangement and other foreign restructuring and insolvency proceedings (including Brazilian RJ proceedings). His clients include investors, debtors and financial institutions.

Hank Waida

Hank provides distressed and sell side merger and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services. With more than 20 years of experience, he has worked on over 100 engagements in a variety of industries including: manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, biofuel, mining, quick serve restaurant franchises, and pharmaceuticals. Hank has a unique view on transactions because he has personal and professional experience in sales and marketing, business ownership, and management. This combination of experience has contributed to his abilities to assess a company’s situation quickly and create a plan of action that effectively produces results to meet his client’s objectives.

Timothy W. Walsh

Tim has represented debtors in possession, creditors’ committees, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, insurance companies, US and non-US lenders, and corporate clients in a broad range of bankruptcy and commercial real estate matters. He regularly represents and advises the board of directors on restructuring issues. He is an experienced bankruptcy litigator and performs detailed investigations into insider transactions, fraudulent conveyances, and preference transactions. Tim also represents parties in out-of-court workouts and purchases of distressed debt and distressed assets.

What factor has most led to your success in the restructuring industry... Commitment to understanding our client’s objectives and then keeping that objective as a goal post – in a word, perseverance. Having the legal depth to design a legal approach with creative yet pragmatic solutions. I also have the honor of leading a team of brilliant attorneys who make up the global restructuring practice at Winston.

What do you most enjoy about your career... Serving as a trusted advisor to executives, who often have spent their careers building a company and have much to gain (or lose) at this juncture of the corporate cycle and being able to help them achieve amazingly successful resolutions of complex legal issues.

Jeffrey R. Waxman

Jeff represents debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, official committees of equity holders, secured creditors, plan administrators, liquidating trustees, purchasers of assets, and a wide variety of creditor constituencies and interested parties in Chapter 11 cases. Jeff also represents Chapter 7 trustees, plaintiffs, and defendants in bankruptcy-related preference and fraudulent transfer litigation. Jeff also co-chairs Morris James’ Small Businesses and Start-Ups Group which provides a full range of legal services to assist small business owners to organize and transition their ideas to full-fledged businesses.

What do you most enjoy about your career... Bankruptcy attorneys are among the last pure generalists. On any given day, a bankruptcy attorney may be working on a loan document, litigation, employee issues, lease issues, a sale agreement, a plan, or a state law issue. So as a bankruptcy practitioner, every day brings its own unique challenges and puzzles about how best to get your client what it wants in a zero-sum game environment.

Scott Webb

Scott focuses on advising clients going through transition or dislocation on financial restructurings including Section 363 Sales, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raises with passion, creativity, deep expertise, and smart, innovative solutions. He has more than 15 years of experience successfully completing over 50 transactions and has spearheaded many of the firm’s most complex transactional engagements. Scott has won many awards including most recently for “USA Distressed M&A Deal” for the restructuring and sale of EYP Group Holdings.

Iain White

Iain is a versatile lawyer with broad experience of domestic and cross-border restructurings and formal insolvencies. He represents both on the creditor-side (for banks, funds and other lending institutions) and on the debtor-side (for borrowers, issuers and private equity sponsors) as well as advising insolvency officeholders. In recent years Iain has advised clients across a few different jurisdictions and sectors, including commodities, energy, media, manufacturing, data services and real estate.

Allen D. Wilen

Allen leads a team of over 100 professionals dedicated to assisting the firm’s clients through the litigation and restructuring process. Allen provides forensic accounting, valuation and litigation support services specializing in the areas of distress, debt restructuring, and business disputes. In addition, he provides analysis of insolvent and troubled companies, provides advice in turnaround and crisis situations, counsels purchasers in the acquisition of assets within the bankruptcy arena, and provides expert advice to parties in civil matters. He has represented numerous distressed businesses in navigating their path through the complexity and confusion of the turnaround, sale and liquidation processes.

What factor has most led to your success in the restructuring industry... Luck... I never would have joined the industry if I hadn't received a call after I accepted an accounting offer from Arthur Andersen to join the Restructuring Practice From my first matter working on the reorganization of Greyhound Dial Corporation to 30 more years of case experience, I have met so many great clients and professionals. The other factor has been flexibility. Nothing goes the way you draw it up on paper, you need to bend and find new solutions.

What do you most enjoy about your career... The professionals I have met along the way. My closest friends are people I have worked with over the years. I also enjoy the people I have nurtured grow up to be successful in the industry. I had some incredible mentors over the years, like John Dubel, Bill Henrich, Bernie Katz amongst many others. We each owe it back to the industry to develop tomorrow’s leaders.

Eric R. Wilson

Eric focuses on protecting and enforcing creditors’ rights in the country’s largest bankruptcy cases. In his twenty-year tenure, he has successfully resolved high-stakes matters involving billions of dollars in out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 reorganizations. His pragmatic approach has earned him a national reputation as a trusted advisor to virtually every player in the distressed arena. Eric is committed to offering his clients practical solutions to their most difficult challenges as efficiently as possible. Over the years, Eric has advised on wide-range of Turnaround Atlas Awards winning deals.

Ian Wormleighton

Ian has worked in the sector for 20 years and acts for corporates, lenders and other stakeholders in both advisory and insolvency capacity. He is particularly well regarded in the market for complex contingency planning and cross-border insolvency situations.

He joined Teneo as part of its purchase of Deloitte’s UK Restructuring business. Prior to the acquisition, Ian led Deloitte’s “Big Ticket” practice which provides restructuring and insolvency advice in relation to large, complex and typically cross border situations.