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Singapore Worked Out

Singapore Worked Out

05 June 2018

GRR profiles Singapore in the first of a new type of feature, assessing different jurisdictions around the world to see how amenable they are for cross-border insolvency and restructuring.

Names to know in Singapore

Names to know in Singapore

05 June 2018

Singapore's judges, local firms, international firms and non-law practitioners.

One-to-one with Singapore’s senior minister of state Indranee Rajah

One-to-one with Singapore’s senior minister of state Indranee Rajah

05 June 2018

GRR sat down with Singapore's then senior minister of state for law Indranee Rajah to discuss why Singapore has pursued ambitions to be an insolvency hub, and how she sees its further development in the area.

GRR meets Singapore’s Justice Aedit Abdullah

GRR meets Singapore’s Justice Aedit Abdullah

29 May 2018

Since he joined Singapore’s High Court in 2014 as a judicial commissioner, a striking number of its major insolvency cases have had Aedit Abdullah’s name on them. Now the former prosecutor has accepted an invitation to join the court on a permanent basis as a judge. GRR sat down with him at the Supreme Court in March.

Retail restructuring: The crumbling of brick-and-mortar business

Retail restructuring: The crumbling of brick-and-mortar business

17 May 2018

Retail apocalypse, retail graveyard, the “zombie high street”: call it what you like; things aren’t looking good for brick-and-mortar retailers. Drawing on exclusive interviews and discussions at industry events and examining specific cases in the UK and elsewhere, GRR’s Jessica McKay explores why an increasing number of retailers are facing financial difficulties, assesses the tools available to restructure them, and gathers predictions for the path that lies ahead.

Europe column: Insolvency Regulation or Brussels I Regulation, that’s the question

Europe column: Insolvency Regulation or Brussels I Regulation, that’s the question

20 April 2018

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, discusses the troublesome relationship between the European Insolvency Regulation and the Brussels I Regulation concerning jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

The art of the ad hoc committee, present and future

The art of the ad hoc committee, present and future

12 April 2018

From small beginnings, ad hoc committees have grown in importance in recent years to become leaders in the restructuring space. GRR gathers insights from the editors and authors of a new guide on the delicate art of representing ad hoc committees and negotiating with them.

IATA Legal Symposium, Bangkok: An airline bankruptcy “to-do” list

IATA Legal Symposium, Bangkok: An airline bankruptcy “to-do” list

04 April 2018

Start early, know the terms of your aircraft financing, work with the trade body and use Chapter 11: this was the essential advice panellists gave to aircraft carriers preparing for a bankruptcy situation at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Legal Symposium in Bangkok.

Airline insolvencies: Interview with IATA’s John Middleton

Airline insolvencies: Interview with IATA’s John Middleton

04 April 2018

John Middleton has served as assistant general counsel of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with responsibility for bankruptcy since 2013. GRR’s sister publication Aviation Law News caught up with him in Bangkok to discuss the organisation’s role in airline failures in light of the recent spike.

Hits of 2017

Hits of 2017

03 April 2018

GRR takes a look back at the year that was 2017: who were the movers and shakers, what took up the most column inches, and which were the most-read stories in the cross-border insolvency and restructuring world.

An interview with Judge Martin Glenn

An interview with Judge Martin Glenn

29 March 2018

Judge Martin Glenn of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York met with GRR in the Big Apple last November, to discuss his experiences of cross-border cooperation and court-to-court communication, and highlight some of the important work being carried out by UNCITRAL’s insolvency working group.

Asset recovery column: Must a debtor have a domicile, place of business or assets in the US to use Chapter 15?

Asset recovery column: Must a debtor have a domicile, place of business or assets in the US to use Chapter 15?

22 March 2018

Founding shareholder Ed Davis and partner Annette Escobar of Sequor Law in Miami discuss a hot topic in US cross-border recognition actions that some courts have seemingly interpreted at odds with the letter and spirit of Chapter 15, and which could effectively shut the door to a US forum for recognition of foreign insolvencies.