Charles R. Gibbs

USA: Texas

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
1700 Pacific Avenue
Suite 4100
Dallas, TX 75201-4624

Tel: +1 214.969.4710
Fax: +1 214.969.4343


Charles R. Gibbs has extensive experience representing debtors, as well as both secured and unsecured creditors, in complex financial restructurings both in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings.

Mr. Gibbs regularly serves as counsel to both banks and nonbank lenders, servicers of commercial mortgage securitized trusts, bondholders and trade creditors, and acquirers of distressed assets. Mr. Gibbs has particular experience in the real estate and oil and gas industries, and his restructuring engagements often involve multijurisdictional and cross-border matters.

Mr. Gibbs received his B.A. from Duke University in 1974 and both his M.B.A. and J.D. in 1978 from Southern Methodist University, where he was lead articles editor of the SMU Law Review, f/k/a Southwestern Law Journal. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. Gibbs is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Mr. Gibbs lectures frequently on various bankruptcy and creditors rights topics.

With 19 offices throughout the world linking over 85 practices, including offices in London, Moscow and Abu Dhabi, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is ideally positioned to advise both creditors and debtors on cross-border issues that arise during the course of any restructuring. Whether informal workouts or in-court proceedings (under chapter 11 and chapter 15), we have led the charge for our clients in multiple jurisdictions, often facing novel cross-border business issues. Clients connected to Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom have come to rely on us for their international workout transactions and multijurisdictional bankruptcy proceedings. Our cross-border restructuring experience involving other jurisdictions includes major bankruptcy cases such as Nortel, Quebecor, Calpine, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lernout & Hauspie, Laidlaw, Collins & Aikman, Mosaic, Spansion, Call-Net and Trident, as well as the liquidation of two Bear Stearns hedge funds and various proceedings involving the liquidation of Madoff feeder funds.


“Charles Gibbs is an experienced adviser to debtors and creditors in out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 situations. He acts extensively for banks and other financial services institutions, and is well known for his work on real estate and oil and gas bankruptcies.”
Chambers USA, 2015