Mayer Brown continues restructuring expansion with hire of Barry Cosgrave


Mayer Brown further expanded its restructuring and special situation capabilities with the hire of Barry Cosgrave as a partner, who will work from the firm’s London and Dubai offices. Cosgrave joins Mayer Brown from K&L Gates, where he was a partner and the EMEA practice coordinator for the restructuring and insolvency group.

“Following the recent arrival of Trevor Borthwick, we are excited to add another experienced lawyer with a great mix of both finance and restructuring skills to the team,” said Michael Fiddy, a partner and co-head of the global Restructuring practice at Mayer Brown. “We are active at every stage of the restructuring life cycle and have created a team that can deliver a first-class service to all our clients, whether they are financial institutions, funds or companies. Barry is an impressive lawyer with a wealth of skills across a variety of financial products, distressed debt and special situations, which will be of great value to our clients.”

Cosgrave has a broad practice that includes distressed debt, restructuring and special situations, where he acts for private equity funds, distressed companies, investors and financial sponsors. The other significant area of his practice is debt capital markets and structured finance, including Islamic finance. He represents clients in Europe, the US, Africa, the Middle East and those in emerging markets. He also represents international banks, hedge funds, asset managers and insurance companies on banking, funds, securities and regulatory matters in the Middle East. Cosgrave will work from the firm’s London and Dubai offices.

“Barry’s arrival aligns our firmwide objective to add further depth to our services in areas where we are global leaders and demonstrates our ongoing investment commitment to our financial services offering,” said Dominic Griffiths, a partner and co-head of the global Banking & Finance practice at Mayer Brown.






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