Frank Grell helps clients navigate distressed situations related to restructuring or insolvency. He chairs Latham & Watkins’ German Restructuring & Special Situations Practice and the firm’s German Finance Department. Mr. Grell has earned a strong reputation from clients and leading publications for his empathetic approach and ability to craft pragmatic and commercial solutions in high-pressure or crisis situations.
Mr. Grell represents a wide range of clients across many geographies and industries, including companies, management, and shareholders, creditors, investors, as well as insolvency administrators. He advises in financial or operational crises, all phases of financial restructurings, including debt-equity swaps, share pledge enforcements, and insolvency plan proceedings, on the acquisition of distressed companies and on restructuring, rescue financing, or refinancing transactions, including debt-equity swaps, as well as on M&A, restructurings, or disputes. Complementing his transactional work, he also represents parties in claw-back and liability cases.
Mr. Grell is a board member of TMA Germany e.V. and of Norddeutsches Insolvenzforum e.V. (Insolvency Forum of Northern Germany). He regularly speaks and writes about insolvency and restructuring matters.