Corporate reorganisations

Begbies Traynor acquires David Rubin & Partners

UK corporate restructuring boutique Begbies Traynor has announced the purchase of London and Guernsey-based insolvency firm David Rubin & Partners – its “largest acquisition” to date.

15 March 2021

McDermott strengthens practice in Atlanta

McDermott Will & Emery has hired former DLA Piper partner Daniel Simon for its restructuring and insolvency practice in Atlanta.

08 March 2021

Eversheds partner moves to Oppenhoff in Hamburg

German firm Oppenhoff has hired the founding partner of Eversheds Sutherland’s Hamburg office, who has been advising creditors on the cross-border restructuring of wind turbine maker Senvion.

29 January 2021

Speedcast Chapter 11 sale approved in Texas

Australian satellite communications group Speedcast has won a Texan court’s approval for a Chapter 11 sale plan after reaching a creditor settlement that allows it to potentially file for voluntary administration in Australia.

22 January 2021

English court will hear Galapagos claim amid international challenges

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

Community roundup: Hires at Jeantet, White & Case and GÖRG

Updated: European firm Jeantet has established a restructuring practice with a four-lawyer team from France's Fidal in Paris; while White & Case has hired from Clifford Chance in Japan and GÖRG from Anchor Rechtsanwälte in Germany.

11 January 2021

Thai Airways rehabilitation recognised in the UK

An English court has recognised Thai Airways’ Bangkok rehabilitation proceedings, granting its foreign representatives additional relief in the form of a moratorium on secured creditors taking enforcement actions.

09 December 2020

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

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