LONDON – Global law firm Reed Smith today announces the hire of Linton Bloomberg as partner in its restructuring and insolvency team and London office.

With over 20 years of experience, Bloomberg’s practice is focused on advising insolvency practitioners, US and European investment banks, UK clearing banks, hedge funds and private equity houses across the full range of international and domestic restructuring and insolvency matters.

In particular, he specialises in cross-border restructurings, creditor and debtor representations, out-of-court restructurings, pensions restructuring and insolvency litigation.
Last year, Bloomberg completed an eight-month secondment at the Financial Stability Division of the Bank of England and has also previously completed a secondment with the global restructuring group at RBS.

Panos Katsambas, global co-chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group, said: “Linton is a standout name in the market due to his wealth of deal experience and technical knowledge spanning a range of transactions and industry sectors. He has developed a reputation for his business acumen and impressive track record for guiding clients through complex restructuring arrangements and re-financing deals. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Andrew Jenkinson, Reed Smith’s London office managing partner, added: “Linton’s expertise will be valuable to a wide range of the firm’s clients and we are very pleased to have him on board.”

Bloomberg commented: “Over the years, I have regularly come into contact with Reed Smith lawyers and have always been impressed by their dedication to finding a commercially viable solution to their client’s challenges. The firm has one of the leading finance team’s in the City and is well known for its collaborative approach. I am thrilled to be joining.”