Insolvency

“Open for business”: BVI court approves third party litigation funding

In the first written judgment of its kind, a British Virgin Islands court has approved third party funding agreements for litigation and other liquidation fees and expenses in relation to a multinational Ponzi scheme.

01 October 2020

Bremen court says it lacks jurisdiction to hear German Property Group insolvency

A Bremen court has found it lacks jurisdiction to oversee the insolvency of a German property investment group that targeted foreign pensioners, after the group’s founder challenged its relocation from Hanover and accused its Bremen administrator of sneaking onto the case.

30 September 2020

Abu Dhabi court appoints Alvarez & Marsal as NMC Healthcare’s administrators

NMC Health’s UAE entities have been placed into administration in Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone, after successfully applying for protection against enforcement of debt claims this weekend.

28 September 2020

Borrelli Walsh’s Singapore restructuring head fails to overturn directorship ban

The Singapore Court of Appeal has upheld a directorship disqualification for Jason Kardachi, leader of Borrelli Walsh’s restructuring practice in south-east Asia, after the Registrar of Companies struck off four companies he had been appointed to restructure.

25 September 2020

Germany announces draft restructuring law in line with EU directive

German lawyers have cautiously welcomed a preventative restructuring regime outlined in a long-awaited draft bill that they hope will enable company rescues outside of insolvency and stymie the flow of companies who have headed abroad.

24 September 2020

Should Jersey have a corporate rescue regime?

Partner Stephen Alexander and associate Max Galt at Mourant in Jersey set out why a traditionally creditor-friendly offshore jurisdiction like Jersey, with its commercially minded and flexible Royal Court, would still benefit from introducing a statutory reorganisation process.

24 September 2020

Dentons hires German restructuring head from Baker McKenzie

The former head of Baker McKenzie’s German restructuring practice has moved to Dentons in Berlin.

22 September 2020

Hyflux investor shares frustrations as JM hearing awaited

Stock exchange filings in Singapore reveal frustration between lawyers of a vehicle managed by Indonesian tycoon Johnny Widjaja that is a potential investor in Hyflux’s debt, and counsel to a group of banks trying to place Hyflux under judicial management.

17 September 2020

Radcliffe adds new silk in London

London-based Radcliffe Chambers has reinforced its litigation and appellate practice with the arrival of barrister David Mohyuddin QC.

17 September 2020

A balancing Act: the UK’s new corporate insolvency and governance law

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

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