Financial restructuring

African diamond miner and Bermudian insurer seek recognition in New York

An English subsidiary of an African diamond miner has sought recognition of its scheme proceedings in New York, two weeks after the joint provisional liquidators of a Bermudian insurance company also filed Chapter 15 proceedings in the city.

16 December 2020

Dutch subsea services provider wins UK restructuring plan meetings

Netherlands-registered subsea services provider DeepOcean Group has secured meetings for four classes of creditors to vote on its UK restructuring plans, which could lead to the first cross-class cram down challenge at a sanction hearing next month.

15 December 2020

Alvarez & Marsal hires senior director in China

Continuing its recent hiring spree in Asia, Alvarez & Marsal has hired Standard Chartered’s head of group special assets management in China and Taiwan.

15 December 2020

Ogier adds new partners in Hong Kong and Guernsey

Offshore firm Ogier has boosted its global restructuring offering with the appointment of three news partners in Hong Kong and Guernsey.

14 December 2020

Corporate failures – can the UK’s financial regulator lead the charge?

Following news that the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is planning to take action against collapsed construction giant Carillion and some of its former directors, Signature Litigation partners Abdulali Jiwaji and Paul Brehony and professional support lawyer Johnny Shearman examine the conflict between the UK’s financial regulatory regime and its insolvency legislation.

11 December 2020

Opposing creditors withdraw objections as Swissport seeks scheme sanctioning

An ad hoc group of Swissport’s senior unsecured noteholders has dropped its challenges to the Chinese-owned aviation group’s English scheme, just as the sanction hearing was due to start.

10 December 2020

Norwegian Air wins bankruptcy protection in Norway

Norwegian Air has entered a formal restructuring process in Norway to run parallel to its Irish examinership, and announced an agreement to convert over €7 million of debt into equity.

09 December 2020

IWIRC launches Korea network

The International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation has launched a new network in Korea, led by AlixPartners director Jungmin Lee and Alvarez & Marsal manager Jiwon Nam.

08 December 2020

VTB secures winding-up order against Hong Kong company

The Swiss branch of Ireland-registered VTB Commodities Trading has won a winding-up order against a Hong Kong company that owes it substantial US dollar and Euro denominated debts.

08 December 2020

Former Steinhoff CRO Heis returns to KPMG

KPMG’s former global head of restructuring Richard Heis has returned to the Big Four firm, three years after he retired from its partnership.

07 December 2020

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