Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Anup Sathy is an internationally recognized practitioner in matters relating to corporate restructurings, workouts and Chapter 11 reorganizations. He represents and advises companies, buyers, boards, investors and lenders in all aspects of distressed and insolvency situations and has restructured well over $100 billion of debt obligations.
Described as a “phenomenal lawyer” who is “intellectually gifted” and “a great problem solver,” Anup has been selected by Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Bankruptcy/Restructuring every year for nearly two decades. Most recently, in the 2020 edition, sources noted that he is “a really superb lawyer who is extremely knowledgeable but also practical and creative.” Sources also noted his “commercial sense is remarkable and becomes paired with brilliant legal insight” and his “incredibly strategic approach” to complex situations. He is described as someone “with a global reach” and “absolute integrity” who is “not only a great lawyer, but a business strategist,” “great in a courtroom and the boardroom,” and a “strategic thinker, rational, thoughtful, measured in his approach.
In previous editions of Chambers USA, clients have described Anup as “a master of consensus” who is “exactly the right person you need when you need the very best at your side.” Sources praised him as someone who “relentlessly strives to find consensus among vastly divergent positions held by diverse constituents.” Chambers also applauded Anup as “an individual of high personal character.”
Anup is a fellow at the American College of Bankruptcy. Recently, Anup was recognized by The American Lawyer as a Dealmaker of the Year for his work leading a multi-disciplinary team in the global restructuring of Seadrill Ltd.Anup was among a group of four attorneys nationwide recognized as Law 360’s MVPs in the restructuring field. In addition, he has been included in the 2010–2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Anup has been distinguished by Turnarounds & Workouts as one of its “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers.” Turnarounds & Workouts also previously named him an “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer.”
Anup is a frequent author, panelist and lecturer on national and global restructuring matters, developments and trends. He has spoken at Northwestern University, Harvard University, University of Chicago and University of Pennsylvania.