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ABLI & INSOL: Is Singapore a good alternative for Indonesian companies?

Lawyers from Singapore and Indonesia compared the pros and cons of their jurisdictions for international restructurings featuring Indonesian companies, at a webinar organised by the Asian Business Law Institute and INSOL International.

30 March 2021

The rise in debt for equity swaps structured through Jersey

Partner Bruce MacNeil and managing associate James Lydeard at Ogier observe what makes the use of Jersey-incorporated acquisition and holding vehicles attractive for international restructuring transactions featuring debt for equity swaps, amid the emergence of a growing trend.

26 March 2021

Covid-19 Calls: Ashley Katz and Mandip Englund at Fried Frank in London

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Fried Frank restructuring and insolvency partners Ashley Katz and Mandip Englund give their views on the UK’s new pre-pack regulations and why a clear plan is needed to save businesses when an “artificial and unsustainable” bubble created by government support packages bursts.

22 March 2021

Extension of commercial forfeiture moratorium – unlikely to turn the tide?

While the government has extended its protections for commercial tenants once more, partner Roger Schofield, counsel Katharina Crinson and associate Nicholas Cooper at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London say it’s a matter of “when” not “if” the UK will see more CVAs – and potentially restructuring plans – targeting rental obligations.

18 March 2021

Heads-Up: Todd Snyder at Piper Sandler in New York

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A few months after taking over as Piper Sandler’s global head of restructuring, veteran Wall Street banker Todd Snyder speaks to GRR about a potential boom in infrastructure investment, why sub-Saharan Africa is a likely place for new investment activity and his “almost religious” belief in the importance of restructuring to the good functioning of the free market.

15 March 2021

Impact of the recent Gategroup decision on aviation restructurings

Allen & Overy partner Jennifer Marshall and associate Harini Viswanathan consider what the Gategroup convening judgment that found UK restructuring plans to be an “insolvency proceeding” for the purposes of the Lugano Convention means for the aviation sector – especially creditors with registered interests under the Cape Town Convention.

12 March 2021

BVI court issues “groundbreaking” committal order against extraterritorial debtor

Earlier this year, the BVI Commercial Court delivered its first ever written judgment on whether jurisdiction exists to make a committal order against a personal judgment debtor who is not domiciled or resident in the BVI. Kobre & Kim's John Han, Merrick Watson and Timothy de Swardt explain how the ruling came about and how significant it is for the territory.

09 March 2021

Heads-Up: Simon Bushell at Seladore Legal in London

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“Many people are going to be sympathetic to the plight of those forced into potential insolvency by the pandemic, but the reality is there'll be lots of restructurings.” Simon Bushell, co-founding partner at Seladore Legal in London, discusses his career as a disputes lawyer specialising in cross-border fraud and asset recovery – and his recent use of cross-border insolvency tools with the aim of helping a Russian bankruptcy trustee realise assets across Europe.

05 March 2021

A developing area: court-appointed receiverships in Jersey

Collas Crill recently brought a novel, successful application to appoint receivers over a promissory note and reconstitute a breach of a Jersey trust in the context of a bitter international family dispute. Group partners Sam Williams and Simon Hurry, who respectively brought the application, and led a team on behalf of the receivers in world-wide enforcement and recovery proceedings, discuss this first instance of a Jersey Court appointing receivers in aid of equitable execution.

04 March 2021

Europe Column: On Brexit, the EU and international insolvency law

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, comments on a hotly topical debate.

02 March 2021

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