Liquidation

Third party payments subject to contract’s governing law not insolvency rules, CJEU says

A shipping company’s German liquidator has failed to recover payment of an affiliate’s Dutch law debt, after an EU court found that third party payments are subject to the governing law of their contract rather than insolvency proceedings.

23 April 2021

Greensill’s Australian parent enters liquidation

Creditors of Greensill’s Australian parent company have voted to put it in liquidation, with some of the biggest name creditors like Credit Suisse, Softbank Vision Fund and the Association of German Banks being appointed to a committee of inspection.

22 April 2021

HSBC strikes out two Stanford Ponzi scheme claims on appeal

Liquidators of the Stanford International Bank Ponzi scheme will neither be able to bring a dishonest assistance claim, nor a Quincecare damages claim against HSBC for money it paid out to creditors before the scheme was wound-up, after a double success on appeal for the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank.

15 April 2021

Who can further delay adjourned meetings? Australian court weighs in

UPDATED: A court in Western Australia has issued its reasons for allowing creditors to decide whether a Congolese-Australian miner’s delayed second meeting may be adjourned again, in the face of competing deed of company arrangement proposals from interested parties.

14 April 2021

Creditor meetings bypassed for Cayman health company’s Hong Kong liquidation

A Hong Kong court has appointed liquidators over a Cayman healthcare company accused of fraud, after dispensing with creditor meetings and rejecting opposition from contributories.

09 April 2021

New Zealand’s insolvent trading laws under fire in Mainzeal appeal decision

Directors of New Zealand construction company Mainzeal, including a former prime minister, have failed to escape liability for breaches of their duties before its collapse, despite an appeal court overturning a compensation award for reckless trading.

07 April 2021

Vehicle linked to collapsed German Property Group wound up in Ireland

An Irish vehicle created to invest in historic German real estate has been wound up by the High Court in Dublin, eight months after a property group it put money into collapsed in Germany amid “profoundly worrying allegations”.

23 March 2021

UAE’s Arabtec reveals details of its Dubai bankruptcy

Nearly four months after shareholders resolved it should enter insolvent liquidation, the Middle East's largest contractor has provided information on its bankruptcy proceedings in Dubai.

22 March 2021

Dissolved BVI companies restored after “catastrophic” mistake

Two BVI companies that were part of Tokyo-headquartered alternative investor Pacific Alliance Group and were erroneously liquidated and dissolved following a “massive breakdown” of communications will be restored to the islands’ company register.

19 March 2021

Begbies Traynor acquires David Rubin & Partners

UK corporate restructuring boutique Begbies Traynor has announced the purchase of London and Guernsey-based insolvency firm David Rubin & Partners – its “largest acquisition” to date.

15 March 2021

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