Insolvency

Allen & Overy’s China joint operation opens in Beijing with Fangda team

Allen & Overy’s Chinese associate firm Lang Yue has opened a new office in Beijing with the hire of a Fangda Partners team led by Melody Wang, who was creditors’ counsel in the first mainland Chinese liquidation to be recognised in Hong Kong.

01 February 2021

Eversheds partner moves to Oppenhoff in Hamburg

German firm Oppenhoff has hired the founding partner of Eversheds Sutherland’s Hamburg office, who has been advising creditors on the cross-border restructuring of wind turbine maker Senvion.

29 January 2021

Russian bank’s liquidator circumvents hurdles to execute English judgment in the BVI

The liquidator of a defunct Russian bank that has been trying to claw back assets from its founder, has secured recognition of an English court’s judgment in the British Virgin Islands against a trio of hurdles – bringing him a step closer to accessing property held in a New Zealand trust.

28 January 2021

Fried Frank hires Reed Smith partner in London

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired a former Reed Smith partner in London, who has been working on the restructuring of Dutch subsea services provider DeepOcean Group.

25 January 2021

UK’s financial regulator rapped following LCF collapse

Signature Litigation partners Paul Brehony and Abdulali Jiwaji and head of knowledge and legal services Johnny Shearman examine the impact of the recent public reprimanding of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority for oversight failures in the collapse of mini-bond issuer London Capital & Finance.

22 January 2021

French firm Franklin expands in Paris

A year on from the foundation of its restructuring practice under Numa Rengot, France’s Franklin has expanded in Paris with a hire from Deloitte’s French firm Taj.

21 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

Community roundup: Hires at Jeantet, White & Case and GÖRG

Updated: European firm Jeantet has established a restructuring practice with a four-lawyer team from France's Fidal in Paris; while White & Case has hired from Clifford Chance in Japan and GÖRG from Anchor Rechtsanwälte in Germany.

11 January 2021

Marme interest claim falls under Insolvency Regulation, not Brussels recast

Interest claims brought by ING Bank against Santander in London belong in Madrid an English judge has ruled, in a case she described as “more complex” than previous ones pitting the EU’s Insolvency Regulation against the recast Brussels Regulation.

23 December 2020

Heated debate as Galapagos jurisdictional wrangles exchanged

A Luxembourg fund and a German insolvency administrator that are challenging the Galapagos group’s 2019 UK restructuring in the US and Europe, have laid out before an English court why they shouldn’t be joined in a claim for declaratory relief that the restructuring was valid.

18 December 2020

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