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Ready for lift off: exploring restructuring opportunities in outer space

Outer space is being commercialised at a frenetic pace and is throwing up some complex legal questions where distress presents itself as the recent Intelsat, OneWeb and Speedcast international Chapter 11s have shown. Scott Atkins, president of INSOL International and global co-chair of Norton Rose Fulbright’s restructuring group, discusses some of the pressing issues that practitioners could face in the event of an appointment over a private space enterprise.

06 October 2022

Fuelling distress: Europe’s €500 billion energy crisis

Europe is facing an energy price crisis that has the potential to cause a flurry of restructuring and insolvency activity across the continent’s corporate sector. GRR spoke to insolvency practitioners across six key European jurisdictions to see which sectors are already showing distress, what policy makers are doing to try to counter it, and whether they think the policy-makers will be successful.

30 September 2022

Alto Maipo: Delaware ruling poses jurisdictional challenges for Ch11 debtors

Norton Rose Fulbright partner Andrew Rosenblatt and senior counsel Jason Blanchard examine the “far-reaching” implications of a recent Delaware bankruptcy court decision that they say provides foreign counterparties in cross-border Chapter 11 cases with a potential tool to contest the assumption of their contracts.

30 September 2022

European column: towards privacy codes of conduct

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, calls on IPs to consider adopting codes of conduct on issues of privacy, as data protection laws become ever more important to their day-to-day practice.

27 September 2022

Houst’s UK restructuring plan: the shape of things to come for distressed SMEs?

McDermott Will & Emery partner Mark Fine and senior associate Nick Jupp discuss property manager Houst’s UK restructuring plan and say it may pave the way for more SMEs to use the new tool instead of company voluntary arrangements or administrations.

25 August 2022

Mayday: what everyone should know about correctly valuing cryptocurrencies

John McKnight, a partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp in Washington, DC, examines some of the technical factors that go into valuing different types of cryptocurrencies, in the face of the recent price collapses and minimal regulation.

22 August 2022

European column: Appeal to ignorance of insolvency

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, asks a complex question arising from a simple, everyday occurrence: is a payment to someone residing or located in another EU member state, who is already insolvent, legally valid?

22 August 2022

Cross-border restructurings and the post-Brexit UK regime

Brexit threatened to make the UK a less competitive cross-border restructuring market, McDermott Will & Emery’s co-head of finance, restructuring and special situations Aymen Mahmoud in London and partner Darren Azman in New York write – but the accelerated enactment of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act during covid-19 has ensured English law will continue to be a key international player.

19 August 2022

Heads-Up: Fiona Huntriss and Neil Pigott at Pallas Partners in London

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Fiona Huntriss and Neil Pigott, partners in the London litigation and disputes boutique founded by former Boies Schiller Flexner deputy chair Natasha Harrison in February, tell GRR what it’s like to work in London’s newest law firm, explain why Eastern Europe is an area to watch, and share their thoughts on the UK’s proposals to adopt two new Model Laws from UNCITRAL Group V.

12 August 2022

Just and equitable winding up: an underutilised remedy for aggrieved shareholders?

Harneys partner Peter Ferrer and associate Megan Elms consider why the remedy of just and equitable winding up has been used sparingly by aggrieved shareholders in the British Virgin Islands and England and Wales, but highlight recent decisions that show why it remains an important tool that may be used more liberally by the courts going forward.

01 August 2022

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