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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
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
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
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
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
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath is continuing its rapid growth with the hire of Stephenson Harwood’s head of restructuring Sue Moore.
05 January 2021
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
AlixPartners directors have been appointed as administrators of Swissport’s Luxembourg-incorporated parent company, after the High Court in London accepted it had shifted its centre of main interests to England and Wales.
18 December 2020
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
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
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