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GRR Live Hong Kong: Harris J on mutual recognition and pushback on Singapore moratoria

GRR Live Hong Kong: Harris J on mutual recognition and pushback on Singapore moratoria

08 November 2018

Mr Justice Jonathan Harris, the judge in charge of Hong Kong’s company law and insolvency law cases, used his keynote at GRR Live to call for a mutual recognition protocol for insolvency orders between mainland Chinese courts and their Hong Kong counterparts, and to raise scepticism over the cross-border moratorium provisions in Singapore’s recent restructuring reforms – the subject of his recent decision in CW Technologies.

GRR Live Hong Kong - in pictures

GRR Live Hong Kong - in pictures

08 November 2018

The Townhouse restaurant in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong district played host to GRR Live's second outing in the special administrative region on 6 November, where restructuring in China was on the menu. Click on the headline for photos from the event.

GRR Live Offshore: Is Singapore “coming for Cayman’s docket”?

GRR Live Offshore: Is Singapore “coming for Cayman’s docket”?

22 October 2018

Singapore is bidding to be the "Asian New York" of debt restructuring, but can it compete with the US’s experience and the Cayman Islands’ flexibility? A team of panellists at GRR Live Offshore considered the pros and cons of the respective regimes to see whether the city-state was “coming for Cayman’s docket”.

CI&CL Research Conference 2018, London: CVAs v administration as covenant-lite lending triggers concerns

CI&CL Research Conference 2018, London: CVAs v administration as covenant-lite lending triggers concerns

02 October 2018

Law academics warned about the calamities of global covenant-lite lending and pitched company voluntary arrangements against administration proceedings in the UK at the most recent CI&CL Research Group Conference, where the short-comings of Singapore’s beefed-up insolvency law regime were also discussed.

GRR Live, New York: Thought-provoking solutions for global group insolvencies

GRR Live, New York: Thought-provoking solutions for global group insolvencies

01 October 2018

A Singaporean judge has questioned whether the doctrine of separate legal personality as an unshakeable principle should be re-examined when restructuring multinational corporate groups – and raised a “fascinating twist” to the concept of synthetic secondary proceedings as a way of managing cross-border insolvencies.

GRR Live New York - in pictures

GRR Live New York - in pictures

28 September 2018

On 26 September, Global Restructuring Review held its second GRR Live New York conference, with a thought-provoking keynote speech by Singapore's Judge Kannan Ramesh.

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: Debt-to-equity swaps in the Gulf

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: Debt-to-equity swaps in the Gulf

18 September 2018

In an era of excessive corporate debt, how important are debt-to-equity swaps as a resolution mechanism in the Gulf? Panellists in Dubai identified some of the challenges and opportunities offered by swaps - a relatively rare restructuring tool in the region.

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: An “era of transformation” for the Gulf - reforms and warnings

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: An “era of transformation” for the Gulf - reforms and warnings

12 September 2018

While governments across the Middle East are modernising their bankruptcy laws, the region’s non-performing loans should “ring the bells” of banks and regulatory authorities, delegates heard on the opening day of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s first-ever debt restructuring and NPL summit in Dubai.

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: AHAB dispute will be “huge litmus test” for Saudi Arabia

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: AHAB dispute will be “huge litmus test” for Saudi Arabia

10 September 2018

The chief restructuring officer of Saudi conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Al-Gosaibi & Brothers (AHAB) says the group may use Saudi Arabia's new bankruptcy law to try and see an end to its decade-long restructuring saga, in what will be a “huge litmus test” for the Kingdom.

European Insolvency and Restructuring Congress, Brussels: British academic chooses EU over UK post-Brexit

European Insolvency and Restructuring Congress, Brussels: British academic chooses EU over UK post-Brexit

03 September 2018

European lawyers and advisers will have opportunities to muscle in on UK restructuring work in the wake of Brexit and possible changes to the Gibbs rule, a British academic told attendees at the German Bar Association’s 7th European Insolvency and Restructuring Congress.

GRR Live London: Could Chapter 11 have saved Carillion? CVAs, pre-packs and accountability in restructuring

GRR Live London: Could Chapter 11 have saved Carillion? CVAs, pre-packs and accountability in restructuring

25 July 2018

Looming questions about struggling retail companies, the use of company voluntary arrangements to help restructure them, and the accountability of the insolvency professionals at the helm dominated discussion at this year’s GRR Live London.

GRR Live London: 2018 – the year of the CVA

GRR Live London: 2018 – the year of the CVA

20 July 2018

Dubbed “the year of the CVA”, so far 2018 has seen troubles on the UK high street, as well as the demise of public contractor Carillion and the fall of Monarch Airlines. Panellists at the third annual GRR Live London conference discussed the lessons learned so far and looked to what the next 12 months will bring.