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When the clock struck midnight on 25 June, the UK’s restructuring and insolvency regime suddenly looked a lot friendlier for debtors, both temporarily pending the coronavirus’ havoc on the UK economy, and permanently. But does the new legislation rushed through parliament in under a month provide a serious contender to Chapter 11’s crown, or does it merely bring the UK up-to-date with the 1970s as one practitioner suggested?
11 September 2020
Bob Wessels and Ilya Kokorin discuss their recent detailed study on the role of insolvency protocols in restructuring and insolvency law.
09 September 2020
Mayer Brown partners Trevor Borthwick and Devi Shah in London, Tom Pugh in Hong Kong and counsel Monique Mulcare in New York ask: is further legal liberalisation needed to stimulate the rescue of viable companies affected by the covid-19 pandemic?
07 September 2020
John Marsden, Mayer Brown partner in Hong Kong and managing partner of the firm's Vietnam and Thailand offices, tells GRR that the covid-19 pandemic, unlike the global financial crisis, has given governments and financial institutions “breathing space” to evaluate which companies and industries they are going to support.
20 August 2020
Karen Fellowes, the newly appointed leader of Stikeman Elliott’s Western Canadian restructuring group, tells GRR about recent changes to Canadian legislation and how virtual hearings have opened up local lawyers to an international practice.
31 July 2020
Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, gives his personal observations on the pandemic.
17 July 2020
Miami-based Sequor Law shareholder Leyza Blanco and attorney Carolina Goncalves summarise the UNCITRAL Working Group’s Model Law on the Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency-Related Judgments.
13 July 2020
Supriyo Ranjan Mahapatra, an associate with the disputes practice at Trilegal in New Delhi, provides a brief overview of the Indian approach towards group insolvencies so far - including key trends ranging from the balancing test applied to the consolidation of assets, to cross-border concerns.
08 July 2020
Hong Kong-based Harneys consultant Lorinda Peasland and its head of restructuring in Asia, Chai Ridgers, set out their case for a formal restructuring regime in Hong Kong. With corporates facing “unprecedented pressure” at the moment, they say the lack of a formal regime could push otherwise viable businesses into liquidation.
07 July 2020
“A party seeking to arbitrate claims against a debtor in a US bankruptcy proceeding faces an uphill climb”: lawyers from Vinson & Elkins explore some of the practical issues stemming from different policy considerations behind insolvency and arbitration laws across Europe and the US.
01 July 2020
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