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Weatherford and Ballantyne

Weatherford and Ballantyne

17 April 2020

Two recent cases show that Ireland’s restructuring regime, particularly its lesser-known scheme of arrangement, may soon get its moment to shine.

Examinership – the Irish Chapter 11

Examinership – the Irish Chapter 11

17 April 2020

Faster and cheaper than Chapter 11, Ireland’s examinership process is, alas, woefully underused. GRR asks local practitioners, why?

A viable alternative: Ireland Worked Out

A viable alternative: Ireland Worked Out

17 April 2020

Against the backdrop of Brexit and the economic impact that may have on the UK’s closest neighbour, GRR examines whether Dublin is ready to play a valuable supporting role to London in the years to come.

Covid-19 calls: Smitha Menon at WongPartnership in Singapore

Covid-19 calls: Smitha Menon at WongPartnership in Singapore

16 April 2020

“I think the long-term effects of covid-19 are not necessarily all bad. The businesses that are not inherently viable may not emerge unscathed.” In the first of a new series investigating how law and advisory firms are dealing with covid-19 and preparing for the longer-term effects, GRR speaks to WongPartnership partner Smitha Menon in Singapore.

Covid-19: What insolvency-related measures has Spain put in place?

Covid-19: What insolvency-related measures has Spain put in place?

02 April 2020

José Carles and Carlos Cuesta, partners at Spanish insolvency and restructuring boutique Carles Cuesta, examine the legal measures introduced in one of the countries worst-hit by the coronavirus.

Cryptoassets – how are they treated in an English insolvent estate?

Cryptoassets – how are they treated in an English insolvent estate?

01 April 2020

Goodwin Procter partner Simon Thomas and associate Emily Lockhart in London argue that, when normality returns, UK officeholders are “in a prime position” to deal with the challenges of realising cryptoassets for the benefit of creditors.

Covid-19: What measures has the French government put in place?

Covid-19: What measures has the French government put in place?

31 March 2020

Alexandra Szekely, partner at French litigation boutique Le 16 Law, examines the measures introduced by the French government to stave off large-scale corporate collapses in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Asset recovery column: emerging minority view on delivery of subpoenas under FRCP 45

Asset recovery column: emerging minority view on delivery of subpoenas under FRCP 45

25 March 2020

Sequor Law shareholder Leyza Blanco and attorney Daniel Coyle in Miami discuss the emerging trend in US federal and bankruptcy courts regarding service of subpoenas under rule 45(b)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

TMA’s Scott Stuart talks about coronavirus and the challenges of leadership

TMA’s Scott Stuart talks about coronavirus and the challenges of leadership

17 March 2020

“There’s fear and panic right now and there’s no real way to quell that.” Fresh off the back of the Turnaround Management Association’s distressed investment conference in Las Vegas, GRR spoke to the organisation’s CEO, Scott Stuart, about coronavirus-induced confidence in distressed markets and how firms are set up to deal with the forthcoming economic shockwaves.

HMRC primacy: Out with the old, in with the… older?

HMRC primacy: Out with the old, in with the… older?

03 March 2020

Brown Rudnick partners Charlotte Møller and Tracy Fisher, and associate Lucy Hartland in London, examine how the UK tax authority’s elevation to preferential creditor status in insolvencies may impact other creditors and lending - and provide a summary of the government's response to (largely negative) feedback on the changes.

China Agrotech and cross-border restructuring in the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong

China Agrotech and cross-border restructuring in the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong

02 March 2020

Harneys partner Jayson Wood, consultant Lorinda Peasland and associate Charles Wong explain how the successful restructurings of Cayman Islands companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange have highlighted the flexibility and agility of the cross-border insolvency and restructuring regimes in both the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

“The epitome of a cross-border restructuring”: Noble Unpacked

“The epitome of a cross-border restructuring”: Noble Unpacked

20 February 2020

In the latest in GRR’s Unpacked series, the practitioners tasked with solving a US$3.5 billion multi-jurisdictional puzzle discuss how frustrated shareholders, regulatory interventions and a disgruntled ex-employee’s blog made Noble’s restructuring one for the ages.