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Business advisory firm Ankura has strengthened its turnaround and restructuring group in New York with a new senior managing director from Goldman Sachs.
10 December 2020
Brazil’s senate has approved a long-tabled bankruptcy law, which is set to introduce cross-border provisions based on the UNCITRAL Model Law to the country’s regime.
27 November 2020
Online travel agency Asiatravel.com is pursuing a scheme of arrangement in Singapore and a second round of super-priority rescue financing, after becoming the first Singaporean company to secure such funding last year.
11 November 2020
Months after it approved a restructuring plan for telecoms company Frontier Communications, a New York court has appointed Evercore Group as its financial adviser and set its fees at a “reasonable” level, after repeat objections from creditors that they were “excessive”.
04 November 2020
Alexander Wood, a partner at Shearman & Sterling in London whose firm advised on the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Global Market’s legal and regulatory framework, discusses why parties to regional restructurings and insolvencies should now consider the ADGM regime.
23 October 2020
Multiple international and Latin American law firms have helped Colombian-Panamanian airline Avianca and Chile’s LATAM get court approval for debtor-in-possession financings worth more than US$4 billion, weeks after LATAM’s new money deal was initially rejected.
14 October 2020
A New York court has rejected a US$2.4 billion debtor-in-possession loan secured by Chile's LATAM from its shareholders, finding it had the effect of forcing an equity swap in a future restructuring.
15 September 2020
When the clock struck midnight on 25 June, the UK’s restructuring and insolvency regime suddenly looked a lot friendlier for debtors, both temporarily pending the coronavirus’ havoc on the UK economy, and permanently. But does the new legislation rushed through parliament in under a month provide a serious contender to Chapter 11’s crown, or does it merely bring the UK up-to-date with the 1970s as one practitioner suggested?
11 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
Mayer Brown partners Trevor Borthwick and Devi Shah in London, Tom Pugh in Hong Kong and counsel Monique Mulcare in New York ask: is further legal liberalisation needed to stimulate the rescue of viable companies affected by the covid-19 pandemic?
07 September 2020
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