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Recast EU rules on cross-border insolvency enter into force

An updated form of the European Insolvency Regulation (EIR), the EU’s flagship legislation on cross-border insolvency, has become effective across the bloc, broadening the regulation to include pre-insolvency proceedings and addressing restructuring of corporate groups.

GRR lifetime achievement award – Bruce Leonard 1944-2017

Airbag maker Takata seeks protection in Delaware and Japan after massive recall

Delaware court upholds Lyondell on fraudulent transfers, will hear unjust enrichment claim against BMW

Odebrecht deals with US$4.5 billion debt in Brazil’s “largest ever” extrajudicial restructuring

GRR Charity Awards 2017 – the winners

More than 100 attendees enjoyed a glittering evening at GRR’s inaugural Charity Awards on 21 June, where the winners in nine individual categories – from most important recognition decision, to large law firm that impressed – were announced.

GRR 30 in the limelight

GRR’s first annual Charity Awards ceremony in London this week gave special honours to the 30 law firms that topped our GRR 100 research.

GRR Charity Awards 2017 – in pictures

GRR’s inaugural Charity Awards took place in the elegant Palm Court of the Waldorf Hilton in London on the evening of 21 June. We bring you a selection of the best photos from the ceremony and dinner.

  • The inaugural GRR 100 is here!

    Following months of extensive research, Global Restructuring Review is pleased to unveil our inaugural GRR 100, an annual guide to approved law firms for cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters around the world - as well as the top ranked firms in our GRR 30.

  • III, London: Is common law incompatible with a universalist approach?

    Is judicial law-making fit for purpose in an age where courts are required to tackle the collapses of global businesses, the president of the UK Supreme Court, Lord David Neuberger, asked in his keynote speech at the International Insolvency Institute’s (III) annual conference in London this week.

  • Bermudan court approves scheme of arrangement for Norwegian oil group

    A court in Bermuda has sanctioned a scheme of arrangement for global oil explorer Archer, the first Bermudan scheme used to amend the terms of Norwegian law-governed debt.

Europe column: rights and duties of the group coordinator in the EU Insolvency regulation

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, discussess the role of the group coordinator under the new group provisions in the recast European Insolvency Regulation.

Alvarez & Marsal continues Big Four recruitment drive with EY hire

Alvarez & Marsal has recruited EY restructuring partner Ben Cairns in London, the latest hire in a sustained recruitment drive from the Big Four accounting firms.

European Academy of Law, Trier: The good, the bad and the COMI

“But where is the debtor’s centre of main interests (COMI) really located?” At a recent event in Germany, a British barrister ran through the recast European Insolvency Regulation’s new provisions that codify established case law on good and bad forum shopping, and fill an erstwhile statutory silence.

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Regional Reviews


The European, Middle Eastern and African Restructuring Review 2017


Japan: Overview

Takayuki Maruyama and Naoki Kondo

Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners

Singapore: Overview

Low Poh Ling and Wilson Zhu

Rajah Tann Singapore LLP
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GRR Live New York

Wednesday, 13 September 2017. 1 Liberty Pl, New York, NY 10006, USA


GRR Live Hong Kong

Tuesday, 17 October 2017. 11th Floor, Two Exchange Square, Hong Kong.