Ronald Silverman

Ronald Silverman

Partner, New York

Ron Silverman represents banks and financial institutions, hedge and private equity funds, and other sophisticated investors involved in restructurings, rescue financings, distressed M&A, and insolvencies.

Ron has a broad background in international restructurings, having completed restructurings in dozens of countries across the globe. He has led some of the most significant Chapter 15 cases in connection with cross-border restructurings, and wrote the Chapter 15 primer for a leading treatise.

Ron's range of experience is diverse but includes comprehensive knowledge of energy restructurings involving the power, oil and gas, solar, wind, and mining areas. Ron is also involved in restructurings related to China. He recently led the landmark ABI Beijing Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium in Beijing.

Ron was also the Vice President for International Affairs of the American Bankruptcy Institute and serves on the board of directors of INSOL International. Previously, Ron served as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He taught a seminar on international insolvency while maintaining his private practice.

Awards and recognitions


Restructuring and Insolvency, Highly Regarded - New York


Restructuring and Insolvency
Who's Who Legal


Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Best Lawyers


Leading Expert, United States
Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers


Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, International M&A (New York)
Super Lawyers


Chambers Global


Chambers USA


National Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer
Turnarounds & Workouts


Litigation: Bankruptcy
Best Lawyers


Elite Dealmaker - New York

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Connecticut, 1991

B.A., Trinity College, with honors, 1988


Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Connecticut Bar Association

Member, Executive Board of Directors and Vice President International Affairs, American Bankruptcy Institute

Member, INSOL International

Member, International Bar Association

Member, New York Bar Association

Member, The World Bank Global Task Force on Effective Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes

Past Chair, INSOL International Technical Research Committee

Past Chair, International Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Representative experience

Representing the largest lender to C.S. Mining, LLC., a major western U.S. mining company, in connection with its Chapter 11 restructuring case.

Representing the Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in the Del. and Mo. cases of Abengoa, a multinational renewable energy company with over US$9bn in debt.

Advising a major global financial institution in the US$6bn Canadian, U.S., and Colombian restructuring of PEPCO, Colombia's largest oil and gas E&P company.

Representing a major creditor on the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 proceedings of multinational oil and gas drilling provider Seadrill.

Advising the Indenture Trustee for US$450m of bonds issued by Indonesian coal company Berau Capital in respect of its Singapore/U.S. Chapter 15 proceedings.

Advising US$850m DIP facility lenders and credit bid acquirer in the Chapter 11 case of ATP, a Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, and Offshore Israel E&P Company.

Representing People's Republic of China Zhejiang Topoint Photovoltaic Co. in its U.S. Chapter 15 proceedings.

Representing significant stakeholder in the Baha Mar dual U.S. Chapter 11 - Bahamas Provisional Liquidation cross-border cases of the US$3.5bn resort.

Representing Evergreen Solar, as debtor, in connection with its Del. Chapter 11 case and sale to a Chinese purchaser.

Advising the bondholders in the multinational restructuring proceedings, including the Chapter 15 case, of multinational solar company Suntech.

Advising the bondholders in the €1.2bn Chapter 15 restructuring of European telecoms company Wind Hellas.

Advising the bondholders in the €350m Chapter 15 restructuring of European telecoms company Invitel.

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