Features

Europe column: consequences and positive take-aways of covid-19

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, gives his personal observations on the pandemic.

17 July 2020

The UN’s latest attempt to assist international insolvency practitioners

Miami-based Sequor Law shareholder Leyza Blanco and attorney Carolina Goncalves summarise the UNCITRAL Working Group’s Model Law on the Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency-Related Judgments.

13 July 2020

Insolvency resolution of group companies in India

Supriyo Ranjan Mahapatra, an associate with the disputes practice at Trilegal in New Delhi, provides a brief overview of the Indian approach towards group insolvencies so far - including key trends ranging from the balancing test applied to the consolidation of assets, to cross-border concerns.

08 July 2020

Restructuring provisional liquidations – time for change in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong-based Harneys consultant Lorinda Peasland and its head of restructuring in Asia, Chai Ridgers, set out their case for a formal restructuring regime in Hong Kong. With corporates facing “unprecedented pressure” at the moment, they say the lack of a formal regime could push otherwise viable businesses into liquidation.

07 July 2020

Policy-related complexities in parallel, cross-border insolvency and arbitration proceedings

“A party seeking to arbitrate claims against a debtor in a US bankruptcy proceeding faces an uphill climb”: lawyers from Vinson & Elkins explore some of the practical issues stemming from different policy considerations behind insolvency and arbitration laws across Europe and the US.

01 July 2020

The road to recovery: investment opportunities for private equity and private debt post-covid-19

London-based Fieldfisher partner Robin Spender and senior associate George Murphy examine the opportunities for distressed investors in the post-covid-19 world. Private equity has never been so cash rich, they say, and assets will rarely represent such value for money.

26 June 2020

UK Supreme Court confirms an insolvent company can commence adjudication in construction disputes

On the back of the UK Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bresco, Latham & Watkins partner Jessica Walker examines the interaction between adjudication and the insolvency set-off regime.

25 June 2020

Peculiarities of airline insolvency under Russian law

Partner Nikolay Pokryshkin, senior associate Dmitry Vlasov and associate Anastasia Shkvarova at Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners in Moscow look at the peculiarities of airline insolvency in Russia, from the complex calculation of claims arising from lease agreements, to how Russian courts have dealt with English law.

15 June 2020

Venezuela’s debt restructuring: predictable uncertainties – part 2

In the second part of his feature examining the “predictable uncertainties” in any eventual restructuring of Venezuela’s debt, Steven Kargman of Kargman Associates looks at the role China and Russia have to play as major bilateral creditors of Venezuela, and details the importance of oil price projections for any future debt sustainability analysis.

11 June 2020

Venezuela’s debt restructuring: predictable uncertainties – part 1

In the first of a two-part feature, Steven Kargman, founder and president of the eponymous New York-based international restructuring advisory firm Kargman Associates, examines the “predictable uncertainties” that will be key to any future Venezuelan debt restructuring.

10 June 2020

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