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Amit Trehan

Amit Trehan


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Associate Editor
  • Brown University, A.B., Brown Journal of World Affairs, Assistant Editor


  • New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York

Amit Trehan has over 20 years of experience in restructuring and finance, focused on maximizing recoveries in workouts, bankruptcies, and liability management transactions across a full spectrum of industries and financial products,including leveraged and structured finance, asset-based and bilateral lending, commercial real estate and derivatives. Amit is sought after for his sharp legal and commercial judgment, given his extensive experience as both an attorney and a business principal.

Previously, Amit was a senior workout officer in Special Asset Management at Barclays, where he managed a portfolio of distressed credits across industries and financial products, negotiated debt restructurings and liability management transactions, and evaluated legal and business risks in connection with valuation, impairment, credit extension, and trading determinations. His representative publicly managed exposures included Cineworld Group (first lien agent, arranged rescue and DIP financings), GTT Communications (bankruptcy debt-to-equity), Enviva (first lien agent), Venator (ABL lender and bilateral letter of credit provider), Travelport (participant in uptiering transaction), Unifin Financiera (unsecured term loan agent), Convene (revolver agent), Reverse Mortgage Investment Trust (repo lender to a sponsor-backed mortgage originator), Western Community Energy (lender in first-ever community choice aggregator bankruptcy).

Prior to that, Amit was the lead restructuring lawyer for Barclays in the United States, with legal responsibility for all distressed exposures in the bank’s North American portfolio, as well as the Global Head of Recovery and Resolution Planning for Barclays’ Legal Group. Amit began his career as a restructuring attorney at a prominent global law firm.