Liquidation

Quantuma continues hiring spree with London addition

Quantuma has added a former director of fellow UK advisory firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson to its London office, marking its fourth restructuring hire in the space of a month.

10 November 2020

Guernsey liquidators secure court’s “blessing” for Georgian oil group sale

A Guernsey court has approved the sale of an insolvent Georgian oil group, dismissing accusations that its liquidators sought to shed responsibility for a deal that did not benefit creditors.

09 November 2020

Proskauer Rose dodges Antiguan Ponzi claim

Antiguan liquidators have been prevented from serving a claim on Proskauer Rose in the US, after a Caribbean appeal court said allegations the firm failed to stop the Stanford International Bank Ponzi scheme, could not be tried locally.

03 November 2020

Privy Council winds-up BVI company on deadlock grounds

The UK Privy Council has wound-up a BVI holding company due to a “functional deadlock” in its management, finding the order could be made regardless of whether the company constituted a quasi-partnership.

02 November 2020

Deloitte appointed liquidators of Wirecard’s Irish arm, US business sold

Joint provisional liquidators have been appointed over the Irish arm of scandal-hit German payments processor Wirecard, while a US holding company backed by Centerbridge and Bain Capital has bought its North American business.

29 October 2020

Alvarez & Marsal makes first senior hires in Singapore

Alvarez & Marsal has expanded in Asia with its first two senior appointments in Singapore, from FTI Consulting and HSBC subsidiary Serai.

28 October 2020

ECB wins appeal over Banco Espírito disclosure

The European Central Bank gave sufficient reasons as to why it refused to disclose information on its suspension of credit flows to Portuguese “bad bank” Banco Espírito Santo ahead of the bank's resolution six years ago, the EU’s highest court has said, partially overturning a lower court’s ruling.

26 October 2020

Universality and comity: the Royal Court of Jersey and Lydian International

Partner Stephen Alexander and associate Max Galt of Mourant Ozannes in Jersey acted for Canada-headquartered Lydian International in an application before the Royal Court seeking cross-border insolvency assistance in aid of proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. They explain why universality and comity principles underpinned the Royal Court’s 9 October decision.

21 October 2020

Gibraltar court throws out St Vincent conspiracy claim

A Gibraltarian businessman who accuses his former lawyer of liquidating his company in the Caribbean to frustrate breach of legal privilege proceedings against her, will not have his claims heard locally, after a court found it lacked jurisdiction to hear his conspiracy tort.

20 October 2020

AHAB and Saad settle multi-billion-dollar fraud claims

Saudi conglomerates Ahmad Hamad Al-Gosaibi & Brothers and Saad Group have settled billions of dollars’ worth of fraud claims against each other, following a decade-long dispute in the Cayman Islands.

13 October 2020

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