Freshfields US lateral hires bring in key role on Alitalia bankruptcy

Kaye Scholer lateral hires lead magic circle team on Italian airline bankruptcy

A pair of recent lateral hires by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have helped the firm swoop in for a lead role on the bankruptcy of Alitalia, after the ailing Italian airline sought Chapter 15 protection in the Southern District of New York.

Freshfields bankruptcy partners Madlyn Primoff and Scott Talmadge are advising Alitalia in its US restructuring, which comes a little more than a month after the company filed for bankruptcy in Italy. The US bankruptcy proceeding seeks to safeguard Alitalia’s assets in this country as it prepares to sell itself abroad.

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