Global Restructuring Review - Cross-border restructuring and insolvency legal news, features and events

GRR Awards 2017 – first shortlist revealed

With just under a month to go before the inaugural Global Restructuring Review awards ceremony in London, the shortlists of nominees for each category have been decided.

Court approves Maxus Chapter 11 plan despite trustee objection

Hong Kong court criticises “failed” liquidators in property proceeds dispute

Norwegian oil explorer seeks Chapter 15 protection for Bermudan scheme

Linklaters poaches special situations partner from Ropes & Gray

White & Case, Bowmans advising Kenya Airways on capital restructuring

White & Case in London and Bowmans in Nairobi have been advising Kenya’s struggling flagship airline as it nears the completion of a capital restructuring.

AlixPartners’ Caribbean team forms new outfit - Kalo

AlixPartners’ Caribbean restructuring team has relaunched as a new advisory firm in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.

Speakers announced for Latin Lawyer-GRR Live restructuring summit

The Latin Lawyer-GRR Live 2nd Annual Restructuring Summit taking place in New York next month will offer an analysis of cross-border restructuring developments in Latin America, from why practitioners in some countries are avoiding Chapter 15, to the impact of President Trump’s election.

Asset recovery column: Chapter 15 relief for parties not initially named as debtors

Ed Davis and Annette Escobar, founding member and partner at Sequor Law in Miami, present the methods available under US law, common law and in Brazil’s bankruptcy legislation to seek relief against parties not initially named as debtors in Chapter 15 proceedings.

Mid-sized firm scoops SDNY mediator from Blank Rome

Long Island-based law firm Moritt Hock & Hamroff has recruited Blank Rome’s Andrew Eckstein as a partner in its Manhattan office.

ILA London: UK insolvency community ponders future as a forum of choice

Weil Gotshal & Manges partner Adam Plainer was revealed as the new president of the UK’s Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA) at its annual conference on Saturday, where an international panel discussed whether the UK will be able to keep its place as a forum of choice for restructuring in future.