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Paul Hastings expands European Financial restructuring group with London partner

Paul Hastings expands European Financial restructuring group with London partner


The firm reinforces its premier financial restructuring platform with the addition of esteemed restructuring and special situations lawyer Tom McKay as a partner in London

Tom McKay, formerly with Shearman & Sterling, brings extensive experience representing creditors and other stakeholders in complex workouts and restructurings. His diverse practice includes advising on liability management exercises and providing counsel to teams at BlackRock and Goldman Sachs on matters related to restructurings and special situations.

Mei Lian, co-chair of Paul Hastings' European financial restructuring group, praised Tom McKay’s track record and broad sector-agnostic practice, emphasising his seamless fit into the firm's global restructuring platform.

Tom McKay's notable mandates encompass high-profile cases such as General Healthcare Group PLC, MF Global, and Lehman Brothers Inc. He also played a pivotal role in the formation of Pillarstone, a pan-European non-performing loan platform initiated by KKR & Co., Inc.

William Needham, co-chair of the Paul Hastings European financial restructuring group, highlighted Tom McKay's commercial experience and legal expertise, foreseeing his invaluable contribution to the firm's expanding client base.

Tom McKay's arrival follows other recent additions to Paul Hastings' European financial restructuring group, including partners William Needham and Jessica Ling. The firm's global financial restructuring practice boasts a robust track record, representing leading financial institutions in complex restructurings and insolvency matters worldwide.

Tom McKay expressed delight about joining Paul Hastings and contributing to its esteemed reputation in the legal industry's restructuring and special situations arena.