Matthew Czyzyk

Partner

Matt Czyzyk
  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, 2006
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School, 2005
  • MA (Hons) (Geography), Worcester College, University of Oxford, 2003

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2009
  • Spanish

Matthew Czyzyk

Partner

Matthew is a partner in the business restructuring group of Ropes & Gray’s London office. He has broad experience acting for debtors, investment and commercial banks, private credit funds and other alternative capital providers. He has advised on transactions across the credit spectrum, including cross-border and domestic financial restructurings, lending transactions, and distressed and recovery situations.

Experience

Representative matters prior to joining Ropes & Gray include advising:

  • an ad hoc group of bondholders to Lebara, in relation to a share pledge enforcement and subsequent restructuring of the group’s capital structure
  • a group of lenders to Bulsatcom, a Bulgarian telecommunications business, in relation to an enforcement and refinancing process
  • the Wentworth Group, with respect to Lehman Brothers International Europe’s English scheme of arrangement
  • Noble Group Limited, with respect to its restructuring by means of English and Bermudian schemes of arrangement
  • an ad hoc group of creditors as lenders to Steinhoff, in relation to the restructuring of the group’s capital structure
  • certain lenders to Turkish Telecom, with respect to the restructuring of the company’s capital structure
  • an ad hoc group of credit funds in relation to the restructuring of Ocean Rig
  • an ad hoc group of credit funds on the Chapter 11 restructuring of Vertellus
  • the senior lenders on the financial restructuring of Ambatovy, Africa’s largest nickel extraction facility
  • a pan-European steel manufacturer on the restructuring of its debt
  • an ad hoc group of lenders in relation to the restructuring of Oi Telecom
  • a Welsh steel manufacturer in relation to the restructuring of its debt
  • The Hellenic Republic on the 'PSI 2' restructuring of its public debt
  • KKR Credit in relation to various direct lending investments
  • the financial advisor to Hellenic Bank in relation to its recapitalisation plan and associated exchange offer
  • various European corporate clients on their debt financings, including revolving credit facilities, pre-export financing facilities, MTN programmes and ECP issuances
  • a number of European corporate clients on various consent solicitations
  • both issuers and underwriters on a number of European high yield bond transactions

Publications

Disclaimer

Ropes & Gray International LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Delaware, United States of America and is a recognised body regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (with registered number 521000).
  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, 2006
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School, 2005
  • MA (Hons) (Geography), Worcester College, University of Oxford, 2003
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