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India Column: A new framework for distressed debt resolution

India Column: A new framework for distressed debt resolution

03 October 2019

Pulkit Gupta and Rob Downey, directors at Ernst & Young India, walk through a new framework for the resolution of distressed debt that India’s Reserve Bank issued in June. There are concerns, but there are also opportunities to be seized, they say.

Of systemic importance: the race to save Agrokor

Of systemic importance: the race to save Agrokor

27 September 2019

GRR unpacks one of Europe’s most significant restructurings in recent years: that of Croatian food conglomerate Agrokor. An international team of lawyers and advisers reveal the race against time to rescue a company so enmeshed in the Balkan economy that a special law was created for the job.

Europe column: the ethical IP

Europe column: the ethical IP

20 September 2019

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, and Gert-Jan Boon, researcher/lecturer at Leiden University, scruitinise INSOL International’s recently adopted and published Ethical Principles for Insolvency Professionals.

Asset recovery column: Globalisation catches up with the US insolvency courts

Asset recovery column: Globalisation catches up with the US insolvency courts

17 September 2019

Shareholder Leyza Blanco and attorney Christopher Noel from Sequor Law in Miami discuss recent developments in coordination and communication between courts handling cross-border insolvencies.

Could Syncreon lead to more US companies using English schemes?

Could Syncreon lead to more US companies using English schemes?

12 September 2019

Goodwin Procter’s Simon Thomas and Oonagh Steel consider logistics company Syncreon’s use of two English schemes of arrangement – the first time a US-headquartered group has favoured the English scheme over Chapter 11.

Heads-up: Chris Donoho at Hogan Lovells in New York

Heads-up: Chris Donoho at Hogan Lovells in New York

06 September 2019

A few months into his tenure as global head of business restructuring and insolvency at Hogan Lovells, New York partner Chris Donoho talks to GRR about his career, the generational skills gap starting to cause problems for some restructuring practices, opportunities for distressed investors in India and Argentina, and the importance of lawyers looking after their mental health.

The interplay of insolvency and arbitration in Hong Kong

The interplay of insolvency and arbitration in Hong Kong

02 September 2019

Sarah Thomas and Jessica Chan of Morrison & Foerster consider a recent decision by the Hong Kong Court of Appeal indicating that Hong Kong’s pro-arbitration public policy does not require the territory’s courts to refrain from exercising their insolvency jurisdiction solely because the parties have an arbitration agreement.

Sovereign debt column: Is this time different for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Sovereign debt column: Is this time different for Sub-Saharan Africa?

30 August 2019

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Sui-Jim Ho discusses the current spiralling debt levels in Africa and argues that there is not necessarily the same cause for concern as there was in the past.

Restructuring in the Middle East: new restructuring laws in the GCC

Restructuring in the Middle East: new restructuring laws in the GCC

09 August 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys partners Roger Elford in London and Patrick Gearon in Manama compare and contrast new restructuring legislation in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, highlighting the early cases that are testing the laws.

Names to know in Hong Kong and China

Names to know in Hong Kong and China

18 July 2019

It’s not easy for foreign firms to get work in China, and local is everything. In both China and Hong Kong, having restructuring advisers and lawyers who understand the local market is invaluable. GRR presents a guide to the firms who are most active and most respected in both jurisdictions.

China – recent cases

China – recent cases

18 July 2019

A sample of mainland China's most notable recent cases

Hong Kong – recent cases

Hong Kong – recent cases

18 July 2019

A sample of Hong Kong's most notable recent cases