Corporate Trust

Ropes & Gray has a leading international reputation as a trusted advisor to fiduciaries and agents in default and insolvency situations. Our team has represented indenture trustees and loan agents for billions of dollars’ worth of bonds and loans in some of the largest and most complex restructurings in the United States and internationally.


We regularly represent agents and fiduciaries in out-of-court and in-court restructurings, both in the United States and internationally. Our team has litigated on behalf of indenture trustees in dozens of bankruptcy cases on matters of critical importance to fiduciaries. We also advise our corporate trust clients with respect to their service on official creditors’ committees in chapter 11 cases across the United States. 

Among the Ropes & Gray team’s recent and most notable corporate trust representations are:

  • Wilmington Trust, N.A. in In re MPM Silicones, Inc. (Momentive), In re Cenveo, Inc., In re RadioShack Corp., In re Walter Energy, Inc. and In re Dynegy Holdings, LLC, with respect to the issuances of billions in bonds
  • Delaware Trust Company in In re Energy Futures Holding Inc., In re True Religion Apparel, Inc., In re Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC, In re Molycorp. Inc., In re Quicksilver Resources Inc. with respect to issuances of billions in bonds, and in the out-of-court restructuring of the Four Seasons assisted living health care enterprise centered in the U.K.
  • Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas in international insolvency proceedings and workouts, including Winsway Enterprises Holdings Limited (Hong Kong/British Virgin Islands), Abengoa Finance (United States, Spain/Mexico/Brazil) and Takefuji (Japan), and in In re Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc. and In re AES Eastern Energy.
  •  Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB in In re GenOn Energy, Inc., In re A.M. Castle & Company and In re Erickson, Inc.

They have good depth; one of their strengths is that they have lawyers in a lot of practice areas so they’re very good at coordinating them across disciplines and work very well as a team.
Client, Chambers USA