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The “restricted” view that common law recognition favours proceedings in a debtor’s place of incorporation does not serve Hong Kong well, Mr Justice Harris has said in a decision adjourning the recognition of soft-touch provisional liquidators appointed in “questionable” circumstances in Bermuda.
11 March 2021
A pan-African telecoms group that shifted its COMI from Mauritius to England in January has filed restructuring plan proceedings in London to secure new money to tide it over while it completes a sales process.
19 February 2021
GRR investigates how the Australian parent of a Congolese copper miner became the first company in the common law world to implement a guarantor’s scheme of arrangement, against a “well-funded, well-advised” opposing creditor and where restructuring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or England was deemed possible, but impractical.
12 February 2021
An English court will hear a claim for declaratory relief concerning the validity of the Galapagos group’s controversial 2019 restructuring after finding that an “anchor defendant” in the form of a non-participating high yield note trustee gave it jurisdiction over a Luxembourg fund and a German insolvency administrator.
20 January 2021
A Luxembourg fund and a German insolvency administrator that are challenging the Galapagos group’s 2019 UK restructuring in the US and Europe, have laid out before an English court why they shouldn’t be joined in a claim for declaratory relief that the restructuring was valid.
18 December 2020
A court in London has convened a single meeting of creditors for a scheme of arrangement restructuring US$1.9 billion of international oil and gas drilling company KCA Deutag's debt - after asking its counsel to be cautious of increasing work fees.
15 October 2020
Local lawyers in the Netherlands tell GRR they expect the new Dutch scheme to be used frequently in the new year, after the country’s upper house of parliament rubber-stamped legislation that will bring it into being.
07 October 2020
German lawyers have cautiously welcomed a preventative restructuring regime outlined in a long-awaited draft bill that they hope will enable company rescues outside of insolvency and stymie the flow of companies who have headed abroad.
24 September 2020
Specialists from the US, Brazil, Chile and Mexico met to discuss the allure of the Chapter 11 process for Latin American’s three largest airlines, Avianca, LATAM and Aeroméxico, as well as the potential pitfalls of forum shopping.
10 September 2020
An Australian court has recognised the Hong Kong bankruptcy estate of an airline pilot, despite expressing concerns over the determination of his centre of main interests.
12 August 2020
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