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Flora Innes Named to Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers List

May 3, 2024
Turnarounds & Workouts
Hong Kong counsel recognized among 12 restructuring lawyers under age 40 who are distinguished leaders in their practice.

Flora Innes, a counsel in the firm’s Hong Kong office and Restructuring & Special Situations Practice, has been named to Turnarounds & Workouts’ 2024 list of Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers. The annual list recognizes 12 restructuring lawyers under age 40 who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their practice.

A special report published by Turnarounds & Workouts highlights a few of Ms. Innes’ “outstanding achievements” that contributed to her selection and inclusion in the 2024 list:

  • Representing Hong Kong Airlines on the holistic restructuring of its US$6.2 billion debts and liabilities, involving the first ever parallel Hong Kong scheme of arrangement and UK restructuring plan.
  • Advising Huachen Energy on its US$500 million bond restructuring, including the first-ever US chapter 15 recognition of a PRC bankruptcy reorganization plan.
  • Representing an ad hoc committee of bondholders with respect to China Fortune Land Development, a high-profile Shanghai-listed Chinese real estate developer, on the restructuring of 11 series of USD guaranteed bonds with face value of circa US$4.6 billion.

Ms. Innes has significant experience representing banks, investment funds, insolvency practitioners, and corporate borrowers in complex corporate restructures, insolvency proceedings, and cross-border disputes. She was also among the lawyers recognized in Turnarounds & Workouts2023 Asia-Pacific Restructuring Practices of US Law Firms special report.