Bankruptcy

Gleiss Lutz advising German retailer on self-administration

UPDATED: A German clothes retailer with international stores has filed preliminary insolvency proceedings, marking the first test of Germany’s newly strengthened self-administration rules.

15 January 2021

Hemp-related products company’s Chapter 11 dismissed in Colorado

A US producer of hemp-related CBD products has had its Chapter 11 case thrown out in Colorado, following government concerns about the status of its intellectual property licensing business under federal law.

14 January 2021

US community round-up: Armstrong Teasdale, Jones Walker and Sheppard Mullin make hires

Missouri-headquartered Armstrong Teasdale has announced plans to open an office in Delaware with a four-partner hire from Elliott Greenleaf, while Jones Walker has added a bankruptcy litigator in Atlanta and Sheppard Mullin has snapped up a debt finance partner from Hogan Lovells in Los Angeles.

08 January 2021

Chapter 15: Hertz seeks US recognition, as drain tech co secures stay

Car rental group Hertz has sought US recognition of an English scheme of arrangement with help from Richards Layton & Finger and White & Case; while the UK administrators of a drainage technology company have secured an emergency stay on US litigation.

07 January 2021

Singapore Mareva injunction upheld against Cayman holding company

A Singapore court has upheld a Mareva injunction issued against a Cayman holding company and its Canadian director, rejecting challenges to its jurisdiction over a foreign law dispute.

04 January 2021

Brazilian extension applications are “collective proceedings” under UK’s Model Law

A Brazilian judicial administrator who has been trying to extend a dairy company’s bankruptcy to two related entities for some years, has had those extension proceedings recognised as “collective proceedings” under the UK’s version of the UNCITRAL Model Law.

22 December 2020

Air Berlin fails to block English Etihad litigation on appeal

Air Berlin’s administrator must face an English challenge to his €2 billion German contract breach claim against Etihad Airways, after a London appeal court ruled that EU law allowed the dispute to be heard in England under an “asymmetric” jurisdiction clause.

18 December 2020

Alvarez & Marsal hires senior director in China

Continuing its recent hiring spree in Asia, Alvarez & Marsal has hired Standard Chartered’s head of group special assets management in China and Taiwan.

15 December 2020

PwC appointed as Cayman court winds up Altair

A British Virgin Islands investor has secured the winding-up of Hong Kong-based investment manager Altair Asia in the Cayman Islands, five months after its first attempt to obtain an order was dismissed.

14 December 2020

Canadian stay lifted in Cayman recognition case

A Canadian court has set aside an automatic stay granted to a married couple appealing the recognition of two Cayman orders made against them, finding it hindered investigations into their assets.

14 December 2020

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