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Ronald Silverman

New York

Ronald Silverman

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.

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 & gas E&P company.

Representing major creditor on 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 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 Suntech, a multinational solar company.

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

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

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Connecticut, 1991
  • B.A., with honors, Trinity College, 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
  • Connecticut

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


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