Covid-19 calls: Smitha Menon at WongPartnership in Singapore

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“I think the long-term effects of covid-19 are not necessarily all bad. The businesses that are not inherently viable may not emerge unscathed.” In the first of a new series investigating how law and advisory firms are dealing with covid-19 and preparing for the longer-term effects, GRR speaks to WongPartnership partner Smitha Menon in Singapore.

16 April 2020

Covid-19: What insolvency-related measures has Spain put in place?

José Carles and Carlos Cuesta, partners at Spanish insolvency and restructuring boutique Carles Cuesta, examine the legal measures introduced in one of the countries worst-hit by the coronavirus.

02 April 2020

Cryptoassets – how are they treated in an English insolvent estate?

Goodwin Procter partner Simon Thomas and associate Emily Lockhart in London argue that, when normality returns, UK officeholders are “in a prime position” to deal with the challenges of realising cryptoassets for the benefit of creditors.

01 April 2020

Covid-19: What measures has the French government put in place?

Alexandra Szekely, partner at French litigation boutique Le 16 Law, examines the measures introduced by the French government to stave off large-scale corporate collapses in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

31 March 2020

Asset recovery column: emerging minority view on delivery of subpoenas under FRCP 45

Sequor Law shareholder Leyza Blanco and attorney Daniel Coyle in Miami discuss the emerging trend in US federal and bankruptcy courts regarding service of subpoenas under rule 45(b)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

25 March 2020

TMA’s Scott Stuart talks about coronavirus and the challenges of leadership

“There’s fear and panic right now and there’s no real way to quell that.” Fresh off the back of the Turnaround Management Association’s distressed investment conference in Las Vegas, GRR spoke to the organisation’s CEO, Scott Stuart, about coronavirus-induced confidence in distressed markets and how firms are set up to deal with the forthcoming economic shockwaves.

17 March 2020

HMRC primacy: Out with the old, in with the… older?

Brown Rudnick partners Charlotte Møller and Tracy Fisher, and associate Lucy Hartland in London, examine how the UK tax authority’s elevation to preferential creditor status in insolvencies may impact other creditors and lending - and provide a summary of the government's response to (largely negative) feedback on the changes.

03 March 2020

China Agrotech and cross-border restructuring in the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong

Harneys partner Jayson Wood, consultant Lorinda Peasland and associate Charles Wong explain how the successful restructurings of Cayman Islands companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange have highlighted the flexibility and agility of the cross-border insolvency and restructuring regimes in both the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

02 March 2020

“The epitome of a cross-border restructuring”: Noble Unpacked

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In the latest in GRR’s Unpacked series, the practitioners tasked with solving a US$3.5 billion multi-jurisdictional puzzle discuss how frustrated shareholders, regulatory interventions and a disgruntled ex-employee’s blog made Noble’s restructuring one for the ages.

20 February 2020

Heads-Up: Ian Mann and Chai Ridgers at Harneys in Hong Kong

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“If you can use your ingenuity to identify how stakeholders will benefit from the restructuring, you will get past the lack of a legal framework.” Offshore firm Harneys’ Asia managing partner Ian Mann and head of restructuring in Asia Chai Ridgers speak to GRR about China Agrotech, commodities and restructuring without a cross-border framework in Asia.

18 February 2020

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