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Forged in the fires of the Asian financial crisis, Indonesia’s bankruptcy law has some surprising idiosyncrasies and encourages a restructuring culture defined by pragmatism and flexibility. In other words, it doesn’t look like any other bankruptcy law in the world.
31 October 2019
The latest in GRR's 'Worked Out' series examines Indonesia, one of the most populous and resource-rich economies in the world – but one where restructurings can be unpredictable and deals opaque. By Douglas Thomson in Jakarta and Singapore
31 October 2019
“I’m a big believer in Sir Isaac Newton’s law that what goes up, must come down.” The long-time chair of Fried Frank’s restructuring and insolvency practice, Brad Eric Scheler, tells GRR about the “magic” of distressed investing, how his firm uses restructuring as a client gateway to other practice areas, and why he believes restructuring lawyers are the last of the Renaissance lawyers.
14 October 2019
Pulkit Gupta and Rob Downey, directors at Ernst & Young India, walk through a new framework for the resolution of distressed debt that India’s Reserve Bank issued in June. There are concerns, but there are also opportunities to be seized, they say.
03 October 2019
GRR unpacks one of Europe’s most significant restructurings in recent years: that of Croatian food conglomerate Agrokor. An international team of lawyers and advisers reveal the race against time to rescue a company so enmeshed in the Balkan economy that a special law was created for the job.
27 September 2019
Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, and Gert-Jan Boon, researcher/lecturer at Leiden University, scruitinise INSOL International’s recently adopted and published Ethical Principles for Insolvency Professionals.
20 September 2019
Shareholder Leyza Blanco and attorney Christopher Noel from Sequor Law in Miami discuss recent developments in coordination and communication between courts handling cross-border insolvencies.
17 September 2019
Goodwin Procter’s Simon Thomas and Oonagh Steel consider logistics company Syncreon’s use of two English schemes of arrangement – the first time a US-headquartered group has favoured the English scheme over Chapter 11.
12 September 2019
A few months into his tenure as global head of business restructuring and insolvency at Hogan Lovells, New York partner Chris Donoho talks to GRR about his career, the generational skills gap starting to cause problems for some restructuring practices, opportunities for distressed investors in India and Argentina, and the importance of lawyers looking after their mental health.
06 September 2019
Sarah Thomas and Jessica Chan of Morrison & Foerster consider a recent decision by the Hong Kong Court of Appeal indicating that Hong Kong’s pro-arbitration public policy does not require the territory’s courts to refrain from exercising their insolvency jurisdiction solely because the parties have an arbitration agreement.
02 September 2019
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