Bankruptcy

Weil and Kremer Levin partners appointed SDNY bankruptcy judges

Partners from Weil Gotshall & Manges and Kramer Levin, who between them have credits on the Chapter 11 restructurings of Washington Mutual bank, airbag maker Takata and drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt, will be appointed as bankruptcy judges in New York in the coming months.

04 July 2022

Heads-Up: Luc Despins and Kris Hansen at Paul Hastings in New York

The co-chairs of Paul Hastings’ restructuring practice, Luc Despins and Kris Hansen, recently brought to work together when Stroock Stroock & Lavan's restructuring team moved to the firm in March, tell GRR their expectations for the global economy in the next 12 months, why Singapore and the Cayman Islands are emerging jurisdictions for restructuring, and their secrets for good brief writing.

01 July 2022

Irish court annuls Estonian businessman’s bankruptcy for disclosure failure

A day before an Estonian businessman was due to be automatically discharged from bankruptcy in Ireland, a court has annulled the June 2021 order declaring him bankrupt because he did not disclose he was already subject to an Estonian proceeding.

01 July 2022

Australia recognises Russian personal bankruptcy

The foreign representative of a bankrupt Russian entrepreneur has successfully obtained recognition in Australia under the Model Law; meanwhile a Singaporean bankruptcy trustee has received assistance from an Australian court under a local bankruptcy statute, despite the bankrupt’s attempts to stall the application with claims of conspiracy, a faulty laptop and a sore throat.

01 July 2022

US receiver hits back at Cayman feeder fund liquidators

The US receiver of a bankrupt Cayman feeder fund has responded to claims by its liquidators that his proposed distribution plan does not “follow the law”, saying they have clearly failed to show why Cayman law should trump US law and public policy.

29 June 2022

Revlon secures Canadian recognition amid employee lawsuits

Two Canadian subsidiaries of multinational cosmetics group Revlon have secured recognition of their Chapter 11 proceedings in Toronto, placing a stop on various employee and labour union claims.

28 June 2022

Bondholder sues Sri Lanka in US as foreign investors form creditor group

Sri Lanka is facing a US$250 million claim from a bondholder in New York who accuses the country of discriminating against US investors in its debt restructuring, after it defaulted for the first time in its history last month.

24 June 2022

Crédito Real vows to oppose Ch11 petition in New York

Mexico's troubled payroll lender Crédito Real says it will oppose an involuntary Chapter 11 petition filed against it in New York this week, which it labelled a ploy by “certain alleged minority creditors” to gain leverage in restructuring negotiations.

24 June 2022

Portuguese rig owner secures emergency financing in Texas Ch11

A drilling rig owner based in Madeira has won interim Chapter 11 relief in Texas after claiming it has likely over US$1 billion in secured debt and an uncertain path to realising value from its sole asset.

22 June 2022

Cayman feeder fund liquidators reiterate calls for court-to-court communication

The foreign representatives of a bankrupt Cayman feeder fund subject to a US receivership have reiterated calls for US and Cayman judges to open communication over the implications of what is set to be a landmark decision on international comity.

21 June 2022

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