Liquidation

Fairfield avoidance claims dismissed in New York

A New York court has thrown out avoidance claims brought by the BVI liquidators of three Madoff funds against their shareholders, but allowed them to continue with constructive trust claims under BVI common law.

17 December 2020

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

Freshfields advising as Arcadia collapses and Debenhams announces wind-down

British retail group Arcadia has collapsed into administration after launching several company voluntary arrangements last year, while the administrators of Debenhams are preparing to liquidate its UK operations after failing to find a buyer.

01 December 2020

UAE construction firm Arabtec to enter insolvent liquidation

Shareholders of the Middle East's largest contractor, Arabtec, have announced it will file for liquidation “at the earliest opportunity”, despite a small group among them making a last-ditch restructuring proposal on Monday.

01 December 2020

KrisEnergy settles after failing to block Cayman winding-up petition

An oil and gas group pursuing a Singaporean scheme, KrisEnergy, has reached a settlement with a creditor that brought a Cayman winding-up petition against its Thai subsidiary, after failing to secure an injunction on the petition.

30 November 2020

Brazilian senate approves long-awaited law

Brazil’s senate has approved a long-tabled bankruptcy law, which is set to introduce cross-border provisions based on the UNCITRAL Model Law to the country’s regime.

27 November 2020

BDO denied Cayman injunction on New York fraud litigation

A Cayman Islands court has refused advisory firm BDO leave to seek an injunction on proceedings in New York, where it is accused of failing to uncover fraud committed against a now-insolvent client.

27 November 2020

Simpson Thacher, Weil and White & Case announce promotions

Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett and Weil Gotshal & Manges have named new partners in New York, while White & Case has announced promotions in Germany.

25 November 2020

Force India liquidators see off Austrian sponsor’s debt challenge

An English court has dismissed part of a proof of debt submitted in the liquidation of Force India, finding the Formula One team did not have to fully repay funds from its main sponsor.

24 November 2020

Zambian court halts miner’s liquidation while arbitration proceeds

A Zambian court has reportedly blocked winding-up proceedings for a copper mining joint venture between a local state-owned entity and the UK’s Vedanta Holdings, pending the resolution of an arbitration between the parties.

24 November 2020

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