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DIPping a toe in the water: US-style rescue finance comes to the EU

A Hogan Lovells team looks at some of the differences in the way post-petition finance provisions have been (or will be) implemented in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, drawing comparisons with the established DIP finance regime in the US.

26 January 2022

Turnaround in 2022: UK challenges and opportunities

Andy Leeser, chair of the UK’s Institute for Turnaround, explains how the pandemic has provided a catalyst for operational change and discusses the key areas where restructuring and turnaround professionals might be needed in the coming year.

19 January 2022

Heads-Up: Andrew Wilkinson and Neil Devaney at Weil in London

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Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London restructuring co-heads Andrew Wilkinson and Neil Devaney tell GRR why restructuring skills will have to develop to address environmental issues in future, and why a move from CVAs to Part 26A restructuring plans is desirable.

14 January 2022

Europe column: insolvency law, the year ahead

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, gives readers a peek into the EU’s 2022 agenda.

12 January 2022

Heads-Up: Joel Moss at Shearman & Sterling in New York

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Shearman & Sterling’s restructuring co-head Joel Moss speaks to GRR about changing sources of capital, a recent increase in creditor-on-creditor violence and a potential uptick in restructuring activity if central banks raise interest rates.

07 January 2022

Heads-Up: Frances Coulson at Wedlake Bell in London

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A few months after London boutique Moon Beever merged with Wedlake Bell, the new firm’s insolvency practice leader Frances Coulson talks to GRR about the knowledge she has gained from working with people in other jurisdictions, the risks for practitioners acting on fraud cases when no litigation funder wants to invest, and rising competition from Singapore and India.

10 December 2021

Developments to Jersey's insolvency regime

Mourant Ozannes partner Stephen Alexander and associate Chris Vincent examine the recent “landmark” changes to Jersey’s Companies Law, which they say reinforce the jurisdiction’s position as a leader among offshore international finance centres.

06 December 2021

Heads-Up: Ron Thompson at Alvarez & Marsal in Hong Kong

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The head of Alvarez & Marsal’s Asia restructuring practice, Ron Thompson, discusses the differences between onshore and offshore restructuring in China, the impact of the mainland’s new recognition protocol with Hong Kong and the effects of personal bankruptcy reform on the mainland.

01 December 2021

English law as a bulwark against insolvency

English law offers greater protection in insolvency than any other through its trio of “super-priority claims”, argues Philip Wood CBE QC, a special global counsel at Allen & Overy, visiting fellow at Cambridge, author and adviser to lobbying group LegalUK.

19 November 2021

What we know (so far) from GCC restructuring reforms

King & Spalding partner Mike Rainey in Dubai examines how recent reforms to the bankruptcy regimes in Saudi Arabia and the UAE are changing local markets – and identifies debt-for-equity swaps, non-performing loan transactions and the sale of healthy parts of a business in the context of restructuring as areas ripe for further development.

05 November 2021

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