Bojan G. Guzina

BOJAN GUZINA is a partner in the Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy group of Sidley Austin LLP. He represents a variety of clients in complex business reorganizations, troubled company M&A, and financing matters. He has advised companies experiencing financial difficulties, purchasers of distressed companies, and creditors of such companies. He has substantial experience representing and advising companies, purchasers, and creditors in all aspects of distressed and insolvency situations. Bojan has recently been recognized by Legal 500 US 2013 in Finance: Corporate restructuring, which has described him as a “rising star that is wise beyond his years”.

Representative Engagements:

Represented Wanxiang America Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of China’s largest auto parts maker, in connection with its acquisition of substantially all assets of A123 Systems, Inc., a maker of lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars and grid storage systems, in January 2013. The transaction was approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Represented an informal committee of holders of 8.0% convertible notes issued by Penson Worldwide, Inc. which, along with certain of its subsidiaries, sought bankruptcy protection in January 2013 in order to implement the terms of a pre-arranged plan of liquidation.
Represented Lee Enterprises, Incorporated in connection with its pre-packaged bankruptcy case. The Company’s plan of reorganization, which restructured approximately $1 billion of bank and bond debt, received the support of the holders of more than 95% of the Company’s bank debt and 100% of its bond debt.
Represented Neenah Enterprises, Inc. in its pre-arranged bankruptcy case. The Company commenced its Chapter 11 case in order to pursue the confirmation of a pre-negotiated plan of reorganization that the holders of a majority in principal amount of the Company’s secured notes and 100% in principal amount of its unsecured notes had agreed to support.
Represented R.H. Donnelley Corporation in its pre-arranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
Represented Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation in its successful cross-border restructuring.
Represented General Electric Capital Corporation in multiple restructuring matters.
Represented Bank of America in a number of bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2002
Admitted Year 1999
Education Denison University, B.A., 1999
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
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