Corporate reorganisations

Airline roundup: LCWP acting for lessors in contentious AirAsiaX restructuring

Kuala Lumpur-based Lim Chee Wee Partnership is acting for leasing company BOC Aviation in its efforts to derail Malaysian airline AirAsia X's scheme of arrangement – while Indonesia’s Lion Air is facing a bankruptcy application and Japan’s ANA Holdings has announced a number of cost-cutting measures.

27 October 2020

Kobre & Kim hires Walkers insolvency head in Hong Kong

Kobre & Kim has hired the head of Walkers’ insolvency and dispute resolution group in Hong Kong, a partner with credits in the Saad liquidation and the Winsway restructuring.

08 October 2020

Dutch senate approves amended scheme

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

Sweeping release sends cannabis company’s plan up in smoke

New York-based marijuana operator iAnthus Capital Holdings has days to review its Canadian plan of arrangement after a British Columbia court rejected a sweeping release that would have shielded the company and its directors from ongoing shareholder suits in the US and Canada.

01 October 2020

Should Jersey have a corporate rescue regime?

Partner Stephen Alexander and associate Max Galt at Mourant in Jersey set out why a traditionally creditor-friendly offshore jurisdiction like Jersey, with its commercially minded and flexible Royal Court, would still benefit from introducing a statutory reorganisation process.

24 September 2020

IBA webinar: LatAm airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

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

Judge approves Pyxus Chapter 11 despite shareholder revolt

Simpson Thacher and Delaware’s Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor have helped global tobacco-turned-hemp producer Pyxus get confirmation of its pre-packaged Chapter 11, after a revaluation request from wiped-out shareholders was waved off.

27 August 2020

DLA Piper in Canada gains two from Gowling

DLA Piper has hired Gowling WLG’s former national restructuring leader Colin Brousson and associate Jeffrey Bradshaw for its Vancouver office.

26 August 2020

Alvarez & Marsal bolsters ranks in the Nordics

Alvarez & Marsal has hired a new head of financial restructuring and an operational restructuring lead for the Nordics, three months after launching its Norwegian practice.

17 August 2020

Speedcast agrees sale to support Chapter 11 exit

Australian satellite communications group Speedcast has agreed to sell its business to a US private equity firm, in a deal that would see disgruntled shareholders lose out when it emerges from bankruptcy.

14 August 2020

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