Discovery

Holland & Knight advises as BVI fund targets Delaware borrower

The liquidators of a British Virgin Islands fund have lodged a breach of contract claim against Delaware-registered borrower Tremont International in New York, where they secured Chapter 15 recognition in 2019.

27 May 2022

Isle of Man liquidator seeks Chapter 15 recognition in US first

In what is thought to be the first application for recognition of an Isle of Man voluntary liquidation in the US, an Africa-focused private jet operator's liquidator has filed a Chapter 15 in Oklahoma to stall a local litigation and try to access escrow funds.

14 January 2022

Singapore court orders bank statements' release for Wirecard insolvency

In a rare move, a Singapore court has cleared the use of bank statements as evidence in defunct payment processor Wirecard's German insolvency proceedings.

07 January 2022

Gibraltar court clarifies powers of protected cell company administrators

The PwC administrator of parts of a Gibraltarian protected cell company may apply to hold a private examination of one of its directors under the local regime for such entities, Gibraltar’s Supreme Court has confirmed.

06 January 2022

Credit Suisse seeks US discovery for English Softbank suit

Zurich-headquartered Credit Suisse is seeking discovery in California to support a planned English lawsuit against Japan’s Softbank over its alleged restructuring of a former Greensill client in late 2020, which the Swiss bank says put valuable receivables beyond its reach.

04 January 2022

Cayman beauty group’s liquidators obtain emergency US relief

The liquidators of a Cayman Islands beauty products e-commerce company have secured emergency relief from a New York bankruptcy court to freeze funds held in the local payment processing account of one of the company’s former clients, amid an international dispute over who owns the funds.

05 November 2021

NCP hires Kirkland and Deloitte for UK plan

Kirkland & Ellis and Deloitte are advising Japanese-owned car park operator NCP as it follows gym chain Virgin Active in using a UK restructuring plan to deal with property leases – meanwhile the High Court has weighed in on who should pay objecting landlords’ costs in restructuring plan cases.

16 April 2021

Asset recovery column: Euromepa and Gorsoan, oh my

Sequor Law shareholder Leyza Blanco and attorney Christopher Noel discuss the evolving standard to obtain Section 1782 assistance in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and beyond.

20 November 2020

Australian court recognises pilot’s Hong Kong bankruptcy in tricky COMI case

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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