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Alvarez & Marsal hires Macquarie restructuring MD in Atlanta

Alvarez & Marsal has hired David Miller, managing director of restructuring at investment bank Macquarie Capital, for its Atlanta office.

Creditors to vote on Primorsk’s liquidation plan following ship sale

40 under 40 nominee leaves Stevens & Lee for BakerHostetler

Cayman court appoints liquidators over hedge fund accused of fraud

Puerto Rican court stays civil suits under PROMESA

China Fishery's state-owned lenders object to Chapter 11 trustee

Chinese state-owned lenders to the bankrupt industrial fishing conglomerate China Fishery Group have filed a string of objections in a US court, after an international consortium of financiers moved to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee.

Pacific Exploration gets go-ahead on debt deal

Canadian-Colombian oil company Pacific Exploration has won court approval in Canada for its restructuring deal with Canadian financier Catalyst.

Duff & Phelps moves London head to Hong Kong, recruits in New York

Advisory firm Duff & Phelps has relocated one of its London leaders to Hong Kong following predictions of an increase in defaults in the Asia region, while its New York office has hired a new managing director from Deloitte.

  • BRUSSELS: six points to consider when shifting COMI

    A recent debate in Brussels considered the virtues of different insolvency regimes in the US and EU for the purpose of choosing a centre of main interest (COMI) – and found that forum shoppers are probably best off in America.

  • Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan settle claims over Washington Mutual default

    JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank have agreed a settlement with the receiver of the US banking group Washington Mutual’s estate, bringing an end to several long-running litigations arising from the bank’s 2008 collapse.

  • IWIRC announces new directors for 2016-17

    The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) has revealed a list of 39 restructuring specialists from across the globe who will sit on its board for 2016 to 2017, serving under new chair Nancy Valentine of US firm Ice Miller.

The Kindly Ones

“Mediation of restructuring and insolvency-related disputes is a growing trend,” GRR kept hearing repeatedly from practitioners at events and meetings around the world. We set out to investigate and found that, while mediation is widely encouraged and used in North America, the process seems to be quite different from what is understood as mediation in Europe - where it has yet to catch on.

Borden Ladner Gervais adds partner from Davies Ward in Montreal

Borden Ladner Gervais has added Montréal-based Hugo Babos-Marchand as a partner in its banking and insolvency groups.

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National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees 2016 Annual Convention

September 7-11, 2016, The Hard Rock, San Diego, United States