Global Restructuring Review - Cross-border restructuring and insolvency legal news, features and events
11 March 2019
Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel to the European Commission, and Ilya Kokorin, researcher/lecturer at Leiden University, discuss the consequences of the High Court of Singapore’s Zetta Jet decision earlier this month, previously reported by GRR.
08 March 2019
Judge Shelley C Chapman, the New York bankruptcy judge who took the reins of Lehman five years ago, met GRR to talk about “too big to fail” financial institutions, US bankruptcy law, and her career on and off the bench.
11 February 2019
Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel to the European Commission, and Gert-Jan Boon, researcher/lecturer at Leiden University, discuss the fallout from the 6 February decision of the Court of Justice of the EU that a Dutch so-called Peeters-Gatzen action falls within scope of the Brussels I Regulation.
01 February 2019
Singapore’s new restrictions on ipso facto clauses are welcome news to the local restructuring community, and a strong step towards establishing it as one of the region’s premier restructuring hubs. But how will these restrictions affect innocent counterparties and existing commercial contracts, ask partner Guan Feng Chen and associate Jonathan Tang at Morgan Lewis Stamford?
24 January 2019
Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, discusses the interpretation of a no-action clause in a trust deed, with a focus on the restructuring of the Brazilian telecom group Oi.
18 January 2019
The biggest risk to global economic growth is not a trade war or excessive Chinese debt: it’s the US economy, says Matthew Hoffer, managing partner at Swiss advisory firm Spire Strategy.
09 January 2019
Taking a break from his busy schedule as judge in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and barrister in London, Justice Nick Segal met GRR to discuss the Gibbs rule and dissect his recent China Agrotech decision.
09 January 2019
Read on for all the judges, lawyers and other types of restructuring and insolvency advisers you need to know in the Cayman Islands.
09 January 2019
Cheaper than other financial centres, fast and flexible when necessary and with planned reforms on the horizon; can Cayman compete? GRR investigates
21 December 2018
The collapse of UK construction firm Carillion in January sent shockwaves through the restructuring world, but could the UK government’s proposed insolvency reforms have helped save the company?
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.
02 November 2018
In the Cayman Islands, where there is no specific law on directors’ duties, it’s common for company articles of association or service contracts to limit or exclude directors’ liability or indemnity. Partner Nick Hoffman and senior associate Gráinne King from Harneys examine some of the key terms found in these limitation or exclusion clauses, as well as a number of fresh developments in Cayman Islands case law.