Adam Plainer

Adam Plainer

Adam Plainer

Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges | UK

Adam has significant experience representing leading accounting firms and restructuring practices on workouts and restructurings, as well as UK clearing banks, US investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, and boards of directors in major corporate restructurings.

Adam has led a wide range of well-known restructurings (including contingency planning) and formal insolvencies, advising boards of companies, distressed investors, senior and junior lenders, and leading insolvency practitioners. He led the team advising KPMG as joint administrators in the ground-breaking case of MF Global UK’s special administration, which was awarded “Restructuring Team of the Year” twice in 2014 at the Legal Business Awards and The Lawyer Awards. Adam also has extensive experience in distressed M&A.

Adam is a Past President of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (ILA) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) UK.

Adam is consistently recognised across all leading legal and industry directories. He is lauded as a “Market Leader” in IFLR1000 UK and as a leading lawyer in the UK, Europe and Global editions of Chambers where he is highly praised as an “outstandingly practical, pragmatic, client-focused lawyer who actually provides added-value advice… and is able to create imaginative solutions in complex scenarios” with one interviewee noting that his client service is “not bettered in the London market”. He is recommended as a leading individual in Legal 500 UK where he is described as having an “excellent reputation in the market” and “a clear leader in his field