Administration

Australia’s highest court will now hear Cape Town Convention question

Australia’s highest court will now consider what it means to “give possession” under the Cape Town Convention, having granted an application for special leave to appeal a dispute over who should pay for the return of jet engines leased by Virgin Airlines.

13 April 2021

Interim recognition in Australia for Greensill Bank administrator

Greensill Bank’s German insolvency administrator has obtained interim recognition in Australia and has used Eversheds Sutherland to make a similar application in the UK.

07 April 2021

Weil Gotshal advising as Brooks Brothers enters UK administration

UPDATED: US clothing group Brooks Brothers has placed its UK arm into administration after securing approval of a Chapter 11 plan to wind down its remaining assets following a sale last year.

06 April 2021

Light-touch – not soft-touch – PLs for African oil and gas group

Offering a rare glimpse into a cross-border insolvency in Africa, a Cayman court has appointed light-touch provisional liquidators over an oil and gas company finding its intention to restructure was there, despite its “precarious” negotiations being at an early stage and creditors in Kenya trying to stall a related Mauritian administration.

01 April 2021

Greensill enters provisional liquidation in Singapore

Greensill’s Asia arm has entered provisional liquidation in Singapore, following the finance group’s UK and Australian administration proceedings, German insolvency filing and US Chapter 11.

30 March 2021

Begbies Traynor appointed as scandal-hit Football Index enters UK administration

Jersey-based BetIndex, which operates online gambling company Football Index, has been placed into administration by the English High Court – one week after a Jersey court issued a letter of request seeking its assistance.

26 March 2021

Begbies Traynor acquires David Rubin & Partners

UK corporate restructuring boutique Begbies Traynor has announced the purchase of London and Guernsey-based insolvency firm David Rubin & Partners – its “largest acquisition” to date.

15 March 2021

Steel trader enters UK administration following contract claims in US

Katten Muchin Rosenman’s new London office is advising administrators appointed by Wells Fargo over the UK arm of an international steel trader, after a receiver took control of the company in the US last year.

12 March 2021

Lawyers line up to save Greensill’s business

Lawyers are working fast to complete the “urgent” sale of collapsed finance group Greensill’s IP and IT assets to Apollo Global Management, after partners from Grant Thornton were appointed administrators of three Greensill companies in the UK and Australia on Monday.

09 March 2021

Regis CVA trial continues as fairness amendment rejected

Landlords challenging the defunct Regis CVA will not get a chance to argue that it’s unfair for uncompromised creditors to bind compromised creditors, after the High Court in London found a late request to amend their particulars of claim was an attempt at a second bite of the cherry.

05 March 2021

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