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US court says NY law bonds count as property in Chapter 15 case

US court says NY law bonds count as property in Chapter 15 case

11 November 2015

Widening the door for more non-US companies to seek recognition of cross-border bankruptcies in New York, a US bankruptcy court has found that New York choice of law and forum selection clauses in a Singaporean company’s indentures satisfied the Second Circuit’s much-criticised US property requirement for a Chapter 15 filing.

Linklaters hires new practice head

Linklaters hires new practice head

10 November 2015

Linklaters has hired a new head of restructuring and insolvency in New York from Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Kirkland & Ellis adds new partner in Hong Kong

Kirkland & Ellis adds new partner in Hong Kong

29 October 2015

Kelly Naphtali has left Lipman Karas to join Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in Hong Kong.

Insolvency litigator joins Corrs Chambers Westgarth as special counsel

Insolvency litigator joins Corrs Chambers Westgarth as special counsel

26 October 2015

Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth has appointed Michelle Dean as special counsel in its Perth office.

Alabama bankruptcy judge joins Bailey & Glasser in DC

Alabama bankruptcy judge joins Bailey & Glasser in DC

15 October 2015

A US judge who presided over the 2011 municipal bankruptcy of Jefferson County, Alabama, has retired from the bench and joined law firm Bailey & Glasser as a partner in Washington, DC.