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An avoidance order handing shares in a Canadian businessman’s companies to his Cayman bankruptcy trustee has been overturned by a Cayman appeal court, but litigation against his wife is set to continue.
25 February 2021
Once foreign bankruptcy proceedings have been recognised, the English courts lack “small j jurisdiction” to continue a pre-recognition freezing injunction against the debtor, counsel to a bankrupt Russian businessman argued this week – ahead of a new recognition hearing in the Isle of Man.
19 February 2021
Brown Rudnick has reached a settlement in principle with the litigation trust of bankrupt Dutch petrochemicals group LyondellBasell, which accused the firm of malpractice in failing to claw back US$300 million from Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard Blavatnik.
27 January 2021
Bankruptcy safe harbour rules can apply to transfers made by debtors according to a Delaware court that has departed from a New York ruling that debtor transfers are not protected from avoidance actions.
20 January 2021
A Luxembourg fund and a German insolvency administrator that are challenging the Galapagos group’s 2019 UK restructuring in the US and Europe, have laid out before an English court why they shouldn’t be joined in a claim for declaratory relief that the restructuring was valid.
18 December 2020
Katten Munchin Rosenman has hired a new partner from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, who has credits on the China Fishery and LyondellBasell bankruptcies.
07 December 2020
A Delaware-registered arm of bankrupt Thai-owned upmarket grocer Dean & DeLuca has filed an adversary claim in New York against its former Japanese joint venture partner and an affiliate, arguing they took advantage of the grocer’s insolvency to buy shares at a steep discount.
04 December 2020
Offshore law firm Campbells has hired Shaun Folpp from Mourant to take over the management of its Hong Kong office.
21 August 2020
US firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has bolstered its insolvency and restructuring practice, hiring two veteran partners in New York.
06 August 2020
The litigation trustee for bankrupt Dutch petrochemicals group LyondellBasell may pursue negligence claims against Brown Rudnick for the loss of a preference claim, a New York court has ruled.
30 July 2020
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