Administration

Shoosmiths advises on TM Lewin pre-pack, EY appointed in Australia

Shoosmiths has advised the administrators of London-based shirt retailer TM Lewin on a pre-pack sale that has shuttered all of its UK stores, as its Australian arm entered voluntary administration under EY.

06 July 2020

Casual Dining Group appoints administrators ahead of sale of business

Casual Dining Group, the KKR-controlled owner of UK restaurant chains Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas, has appointed AlixPartners as administrators ahead of an expected sale of the business.

03 July 2020

Begbies Traynor brought in as Hong Kong-owned Wigan Athletic kicks off administration

English football club Wigan Athletic has fallen into administration in the UK, just weeks after it was taken over by Cayman-registered, Hong Kong-based Next Leader Fund.

03 July 2020

Fried Frank and Shoosmiths advise on Bensons for Beds pre-pack

Turnaround specialist Alteri Investors has acquired UK retailer Bensons for Beds through a pre-packaged administration sale, with Fried Frank Shriver & Jacobson and Shoosmiths advising.

02 July 2020

Virgin Australia administrators select Bain Capital as new owner

Virgin Australia’s administrators have entered a sale agreement with US private equity group Bain Capital and warned shareholders not to expect any recoveries.

01 July 2020

KPMG taps Linklaters as shopping centre owner falls Intu administration

Linklaters is advising administrators from KPMG appointed over shopping centre owner Intu, the London and Johannesburg-listed owner of 17 malls across the UK and at least one in Spain.

30 June 2020

African Minerals secures scheme hearing in England

African Minerals, a Bermuda-registered mining company in administration in the UK, has won court approval to hold a scheme meeting to help it resolve a creditor conflict about whether it should pursue claims against a Chinese steel group.

29 June 2020

Deloitte administrators sell Go Outdoors in Pre Pack Pool-approved restructuring

Another UK retailer has been sold in a speedy administration to a new entity set up by its former owners, with Deloitte administrators completing a pre-pack sale of the UK camping and hiking retailer Go Outdoors, just 24 hours after it filed a notice of intent to appoint them.

24 June 2020

MoFo advising as Air Mauritius wins UK recognition

The joint administrators of Mauritian flag carrier Air Mauritius have won UK recognition of its local insolvency proceedings, along with additional relief against creditor actions under the UK’s Insolvency Act.

22 June 2020

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