Banking & finance

Cayman liquidators of Kuwaiti family group turn to New York for answers

A pair of Cayman liquidators overseeing the winding up of a Kuwaiti family’s investment vehicle are seeking recognition in the US to take discovery from multiple parties including US law firms and international banks, who they believe might shed light on tens of millions of dollars transferred out of the group several years ago.

13 October 2021

Community round-up: advisory firms make hires across Europe and US

US-headquartered advisory firm Ankura Consulting has launched a new European restructuring practice with several hires, including the former co-heads of EY’s European restructuring group and AlixPartners’ UK turnaround practice – while B Riley and Alvarez & Marsal have added new faces in the US and London.

27 September 2021

Alvarez & Marsal appointed as UK energy market feels the heat

Alvarez & Marsal partners have been appointed administrators to two UK energy groups in 24 hours and the firm is understood to be in talks with other suppliers too, as the UK faces a string of bankruptcies in the retail energy sector.

24 September 2021

Alvarez & Marsal moves into Indonesia

Alvarez & Marsal has launched a new restructuring and turnaround practice in Jakarta, making its expansion into Indonesia with an appointment from financial services and leasing group ORIX Corporation.

21 September 2021

Baker & Partners hires HSM restructuring head in the Cayman Islands

The recently appointed leader of HSM Chambers’ restructuring and insolvency practice has left the firm for Baker & Partners in the Cayman Islands.

17 September 2021

Maples taps insolvency partner for British Virgin Islands role

Maples and Calder has hired a new British Virgin Islands partner with experience advising on the cross-border restructurings of China’s Luckin Coffee and Brazilian oil group Constellation.

15 September 2021

Czech bankruptcy trustee seeks recognition in Florida

The Czech trustee of a bankrupt real estate manager who fled to the US last year has sought Chapter 15 recognition to block litigation launched against him in Florida.

13 September 2021

PwC hires senior adviser with private equity focus

PwC has hired a new senior adviser for its business restructuring services team in the UK, from private equity firm Better Capital.

09 September 2021

Reed Smith hires partner from Arthur Cox in London

After more than two decades with Irish firm Arthur Cox, Kathleen Garrett has joined Reed Smith’s financial industry group in London.

08 September 2021

Haynes Boone hires veteran US Supreme Court lawyer

Appellate lawyer Daniel Geyser, who argued in the precedent-setting bankruptcy discharge violation case of Taggart v Lorenzen, has joined Haynes Boone as the chair of its US Supreme Court practice in Denver.

03 September 2021

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