Crowell & Moring LLP has announced that it will strengthen its ability to advise clients on insolvency and restructuring with the addition of Paul Muscutt and Cathryn Williams as partners in the London office.

The Partners join on March 5 from Squire Patton Boggs where Williams led the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice in London. Their arrival comes on the heels of Robert Weekes, the former Managing Partner of Squire’s London office, being named managing partner of Crowell & Moring’s London office to oversee its growth.

Philip T. Inglima, hair of Crowell & Moring said “We are thrilled to welcome this elite group to our firm, Cathryn and Paul are a dynamic duo with an established reputation in the restructuring and insolvency arena. Their combined experience will be a great benefit to our clients navigating financial services issues in the U.K.”

Both Muscutt and Williams join the firm’s Financial Transactions Practice. They have extensive experience in the restructuring arena, particularly in the asset-based lending sector. Muscutt and Williams will advise banks, financiers, insolvency practitioners, officeholders, corporates, and private equity and distressed lenders in all aspects of non-contentious and contentious insolvency, restructuring, fraud, and asset recovery. Their clients span a wide variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing, technology, logistics, construction, engineering, and media.

Williams is a council member of R3, the leading trade association for the U.K.’s insolvency professionals, and co-chair of R3’s Education, Conferences and Courses Committee. In addition, she is a CEDR-qualified mediator. Muscutt is a member of the Legal and Technical Committee for the Asset Based Finance Association and a member of R3’s Policy Group.