Financial restructuring

Restructuring expert appointed in new first for Dutch scheme

Marking another first for the new Dutch scheme, a restructuring expert has been appointed over two struggling companies by a court in the Northern Netherlands.

21 January 2021

Freshfields advising as Malaysia Airlines wins landmark UK scheme decision

Lawyers for the Malaysia Airlines group have welcomed a landmark English court ruling that they say confirms UK restructuring tools offer airlines a quicker and cheaper alternative to Chapter 11.

20 January 2021

Community round-up: Pachulski Stang, Piper Sandler and RSM beef up, as Duff & Phelps opens in Gibraltar

The new year flurry of personnel changes is showing no sign of abating with Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones and Piper Sandler acquiring restructuring teams in the US, Duff & Phelps opening a new office in Gibraltar, and RSM adding an investigations partner in London.

19 January 2021

Saad liquidators lose share transfer claim against Saudi bank

The liquidators of Cayman fund Saad Investments Company have been stopped from clawing back US$318 million worth of shares that its founder transferred to a Saudi bank after the fund’s collapse over a decade ago.

18 January 2021

Community roundup: hires at Simmons, Dentons and Hunton Andrews Kurth, as Begbies Traynor acquisition launches it offshore

Simmons & Simmons, Dentons and Hunton Andrews Kurth have hired in London, Portland in Maine and Bangkok respectively; while Begbies Traynor has acquired insolvency advisory group CVR Global, adding its first overseas offices.

18 January 2021

UK’s cross-class cram-down applied for first time

The cross-class cram-down mechanism introduced in the UK last year has been applied for the first time, after the English High Court sanctioned three restructuring plans for Dutch subsea services provider DeepOcean Group.

13 January 2021

Womenswear retailer denied covid-19 rent relief in Canada

Canadian womenswear retailer Groupe Dynamite has failed to secure relief from a Montreal court on rent accrued after filing CCAA proceedings, despite the closure of its stores due to covid-19.

11 January 2021

Hard Brexit for UK insolvencies

After over four years of negotiations, the UK and the European Union last week signed a trade agreement to help govern their future relationship – but lawyers have voiced concerns about the complete absence of insolvency cooperation provisions.

06 January 2021

Stephenson Harwood restructuring chair set to join Faegre Drinker in London

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath is continuing its rapid growth with the hire of Stephenson Harwood’s head of restructuring Sue Moore.

05 January 2021

Ashurst advising as Norwegian oil services group secures scheme meeting

The holding company for a Norwegian seismic imaging group has secured a single meeting for some of its creditors to vote on an English scheme restructuring US$872 million of debt.

21 December 2020

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