Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft announced that Yushan Ng, a veteran restructuring and insolvency attorney who has been recognized and honored as one of the leading practitioners in his field in Europe, has joined the firm’s Financial Restructuring Department as partner. Ng will practice from Cadwalader’s London office.

“Yushan is one of the most talented restructuring lawyers in Europe today. We are very pleased to be able to make his talents available to our clients in this very challenging business environment,” said W. Christopher White, chairman of Cadwalader. “Yushan has that valuable combination of broad experience and creative approach to problem solving that help make him so effective. He will make Cadwalader’s talented group of restructuring lawyers even stronger.”

Ng joins Cadwalader from Linklaters where he was one of the partners who led the distressed investment practice. In this role, he was responsible for leading a wide range of domestic and cross-border restructurings, insolvency proceedings and financings. In addition, Ng also served as the primary relationship partner for numerous private equity and hedge funds that invest in distressed and special situations. He has held central roles in a number of recent milestone European corporate restructurings including SEAT Pagine SpA, Fitness First, Klockner Pentaplast, Truvo and Regency Casinos.

“I am delighted to welcome Yushan to our Restructuring team,” remarked Gregory Petrick, managing partner of the firm’s London office and head of its European and Asian Restructuring Practice. “Yushan’s experience, his reputation for innovation and extraordinary technical expertise will contribute to the team’s continued success and expansion.”

Ng began his tenure at Linklaters as a trainee solicitor in 1999 before being promoted to associate solicitor in 2001. He was named partner in 2008. Ng holds a B.A., with honors, in Jurisprudence from Merton College, Oxford University. Following graduation, he participated in the Bar Vocational Course at The Inns of Court School of Law.

Cadwalader’s Financial Restructuring Practice is a restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency and workout group headquartered in New York under the direction of John Rapisardi and George Davis.