Global Restructuring Review - Cross-border restructuring and insolvency legal news, features and events
13 August 2018
Ukraine’s restructuring and insolvency market is a relatively small field, but that makes for concentrated expertise. Local firms adapted their banking and finance practices to advise on restructurings during the boom of 2015, and non-Ukrainian firms have worked since then to secure international financing for Ukrainian companies.
10 August 2018
While secured creditors are usually better off than unsecured ones, they can face a number of pitfalls as a result of much-overlooked Cayman law, warn partner Nick Hoffman and senior associate Katie Pearson from Harneys in Grand Cayman.
01 August 2018
GRR met retired judge Robert Gerber, formerly of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, as he gave his thoughts on how cross-border bankruptcy cases have evolved over time, and outlined his concerns about the use of the concept of the centre of main interests (COMI) in international insolvency proceedings.
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.
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.
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.
05 June 2018
Singapore's judges, local firms, international firms and non-law practitioners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.