Dominic McCahill

Dominic McCahill

Partner, Corporate Restructuring
Dominic McCahill advises companies and creditors in corporate restructuring matters with an emphasis on cross-border situations. His clients include banks, hedge funds and private equity sponsors.


Before joining Skadden in 2012, Mr. McCahill was a partner at another major international law firm. Among his representations were the resolution and winding-up committees of Kaupthing Bank hf (formerly Iceland’s largest bank) following its collapse in 2008; the Lehman Brothers estate in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy; the Enron estate in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy; creditors and receivers of structured investment vehicles; Global Crossing in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy; a creditors’ committee in the Federal Mogul Chapter 11 bankruptcy; and liquidators and administrators of English and offshore companies.

Since joining Skadden, his corporate restructuring experience has included advising, among others:

  • Roust Trading Limited in a US$550 million restructuring involving the exchange of two series of loan participation notes issued by Russian Standard Finance S.A. which were used to fund related loans to Russian Standard Bank, an indirect subsidiary of Roust Trading Limited, in favour of new notes issued by a new subsidiary. This is the first time that an English Scheme of Arrangement has been used to implement the restructuring of a Russian bank’s debt in order to address its capital adequacy issues;
  • Nautilus Holdings Limited, a container ship leasing company, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York;
  • SunEdison, Inc., a leading renewable energy business, in connection with its Chapter 11 filing and international reorganisation;
  • Oscatello Investments Limited in liquidation matters in Guernsey, the U.K. and the Isle of Man concerning the Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust;
  • Better Place, Inc., an electric vehicle company, in connection with its Chapter 15 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Skadden also is representing Better Place with the wind-down of its worldwide operations;
  • Exide Technologies, a manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, in its voluntary Chapter 11 case filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In connection with the filing, Exide entered into a US$500 million cross-border debtor-in-possession financing supported by guarantees and collateral security from non-U.S. subsidiaries in more than 10 countries; and
  • Hidili Industry International Development Limited, a coal mining company in China, in connection with a possible restructuring.

In addition, Mr. McCahill is the pro bono partner for Skadden’s London office. He has been recommended as a leading individual in the Restructuring/Insolvency section in Chambers UK and IFLR1000, as well as in the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Restructuring & Insolvency Lawyers list and as one of the top individuals in England in Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency. Mr. McCahill also was named as a Transatlantic Finance Dealmaker, Restructuring (UK and Europe) at the 2016 American Lawyer Transatlantic Legal Awards.



  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 1991
  • M.A., University of Cambridge, 1992
  • B.A., University of Cambridge, 1990


  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Barrister, England & Wales (non-practising)

Dominic McCahill