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GRR meets Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey

GRR met Judge Kevin Carey of the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware at the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors’ 33rd annual conference in Dallas, where he talked about how his legacy won’t be a series of written decisions, but the time and skill he expended focusing on bankruptcy cases in the court room – and in the insolvency world outside of it.

29 September 2017

Book Review: The Framework of Corporate Insolvency Law

Joe Bannister, a partner at Hogan Lovells in London, describes the "rich and thorough exposition" of English insolvency law in a new book by Norton Rose Fulbright consultant Hamish Anderson: a book the author says he wished he'd had early in his career.

12 September 2017

Europe column: Opting out of group coordination proceedings

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, discussess the rights and consequences of opting out of group coordination proceedings under the recast European Insolvency Regulation.

04 September 2017

Cross-border cooperation: an interview with Judge Robert Drain in the US

GRR caught up with Judge Robert Drain from the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in April during the American Bankruptcy Institute's annual spring meeting in Washington, DC. There, he discussed historic and future cross-border cooperation against a backdrop of the newly minted Judicial Insolvency Network Guidelines, and the controversial property requirement for making a Chapter 15 application in the US.

16 August 2017

A "palliative" approach to insolvency in the retail world?

The retail sector is in the midst of a deeply disruptive shift as online shopping increasingly puts its long-term future in peril. Howard Morris, head of the business restructuring and insolvency group at Morrison & Foerster in London, argues that instead of liquidating speedily, retailers should take a leaf out of the insurance industry's book and continue to make profits as they are run down slowly.

31 July 2017

Pre-insolvency column: Preventative restructuring in Germany after the EU directive

A preventive restructuring framework, adapted in line with the EU’s draft harmonisation directive, could offer better chances for company rescue outside of insolvency proceedings in Germany. The Boston Consulting Group's Simon Wroblewski in Munich, Rüdiger Wolf in Hamburg and Ralf Moldenhauer in Frankfurt, discuss the benefits of future amendments in the third edition of our pre-insolvency column in association with TMA Europe.

11 July 2017

Pre-insolvency Column: Corporate restructuring landscape in Poland – new regulations in place

Piotr Bieniasz, finance director at Automatic Systems Engineering in Gdansk, discusses recent changes to Polish pre-insolvency law and the take-up of four new, specially tailored processes in the first year of their application, in our column produced in association with TMA Europe.

28 June 2017

Asset recovery column: The door to recovery – tracing of stolen or wrongfully siphoned assets

Edward H Davis Jr and Annette C Escobar, founding shareholder and partner at Sequor Law in Miami, discuss some of the challenges that exist in cross-border relief and asset recovery as to individuals and holding companies in the context of Chapter 15 recognition before the US bankruptcy courts.

08 June 2017

Europe column: rights and duties of the group coordinator in the EU Insolvency regulation

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, discussess the role of the group coordinator under the new group provisions in the recast European Insolvency Regulation.

06 June 2017

Book Review: Commentary on the European Insolvency Regulation

José Carles of Carles Cuesta Abogados in Spain praises a 2016 commentary on the European Insolvency Regulation edited by Reinhard Bork and Kristin van Zwieten – hailing the arrival of what will be a key text for practitioners in the coming years as the recast regulations are implemented.

11 May 2017

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