Sullivan’s Global Debt & Claims Trading Group guides financial market participants through the acquisition and sale of distressed assets of all kinds, helping clients navigate market uncertainties, identify risks and capitalize on opportunities.

We have extensive experience in all aspects of secondary trading and regularly represent clients in connection with the purchase and sale of syndicated loans, private securities and claims against bankrupt or insolvent entities. Our team works closely with several practice groups across Sullivan’s US and UK offices, including Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Finance, Insurance, Trade & Export Finance, Capital Markets and Tax. Through this multidisciplinary approach, we are able to provide holistic legal advice and transactional support for distressed debt and claims trading transactions across all sectors, both domestically and internationally.

Our clients include hedge funds and asset managers, who we regularly advise at all stages of a debt transaction, including:

  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Trade confirmations
  • Due diligence
  • Par and distressed debt purchase and sale agreements
  • Par and distressed participation agreements
  • Claim Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Proceeds letters
  • Netting letters
  • Strategies for restructurings, reorganization and litigation
  • Interaction with creditors’ committees
  • Drafting of policies and procedures
  • Documentation of physical settlement
  • True Sale Opinions

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