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Europe column: independent territorial insolvency proceedings under the recast Insolvency Regulation

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, discusses what happens in the rare case that a territorial insolvency proceeding is opened prior to any main insolvency proceedings.

12 April 2022

Europe column: On the parity of main and secondary insolvency proceedings in the EU

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, discusses the interrelationship between main and secondary proceedings, and the rights of the dominant “main” insolvency practitioner under EU law.

17 March 2022

The UK’s new pre-pack regulations and creditor protection

Radcliffe Chambers’ James Morgan QC takes a close look at the regulations on connected pre-packs introduced in the UK last year – and explains why the protection they offer creditors could be illusory.

08 March 2022

What’s next for the UK energy sector in 2022?

Predicting an increase in creative financings, restructurings and M&A activity in the volatile energy sector, the co-heads of McDermott Will & Emery’s London restructuring group Aymen Mahmoud and Mark Fennessy and energy counsel Elisabeth Moseley discuss the UK regulator’s reaction to the energy crisis and set out options for distressed companies.

24 February 2022

Recent developments in recognition between mainland China and Hong Kong

Kroll managing director Michael Chan, with senior managers Mona Liu and Issac Tang, discuss some much-welcomed recent developments in the recognition of restructuring and insolvency proceedings between mainland China and Hong Kong.

23 February 2022

Europe column: recast European Insolvency Regulation – substantial repair work needed

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, gives a gloomy outlook on the architecture of the recast European Insolvency Regulation, five years since it came into in force.

22 February 2022

Heads-Up: Alan Kornberg at Paul Weiss in New York

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Alan Kornberg, co-head of Paul Weiss’ restructuring group in New York, speaks to GRR about a transitional era in international restructurings as countries around the world migrate to Chapter 11-like regimes, how rescue loans are being used as a gateway to distressed investments and why SPACs might not be the panacea that everyone originally thought.

18 February 2022

Freezing crypto assets in the Cayman Islands – practical considerations

Months after their colleagues explored the treatment of cryptocurrency as property, Collas Crill's head of dispute resolution Stephen Leontsinis and counsel Natascha Steiner-Smith in the Cayman Islands discuss how courts might deal with the identification and freezing of such proprietary assets.

16 February 2022

From Chinese debt to litigation funding – key disputes trends emerging in the Cayman Islands in 2022

Partner Adam Crane and associate Nicosia Lawson at Baker & Partners in the Cayman Islands discuss some of the key developments that will likely impact the local disputes industry in 2022 and beyond: from the Chinese debt bubble to a new statutory framework for litigation funding, and changes afoot in Cayman’s restructuring regime and judiciary.

11 February 2022

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

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