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Canadian steelmaker crumples under global supply pressure

Canada’s Essar Steel Algoma has filed for bankruptcy protection in US and Canadian courts, just eight months after exiting a restructuring process filed last year and in the midst of a civil action by a raw material supplier.

16 December 2015

Argentina passes law to codify UN principles on sovereign debt

Argentina has passed a law adopting the recently agreed UN Basic Principles on Sovereign Debt Restructuring into law.

16 December 2015

India publishes new restructuring bill to streamline insolvency

An Indian law reform committee has published recommendations and a draft bill to modernise the country’s bankruptcy laws – but the new bill says little about cross-border insolvencies.

16 December 2015

Boeing trial begins against Russia’s “alter egos” over bankrupt satellite launcher

A trial is under way in a US court to decide whether aircraft manufacturer Boeing can seek compensation from US subsidiaries of Russia’s state space vehicle company as its “alter-egos”, in a US$350 million dispute over the bankruptcy of a failed satellite joint venture.

16 December 2015

UK court examines impact of new EU laws on jurisdiction

Two decisions over the summer examined the impact of new EU legislation on the jurisdiction of the UK courts over the approval of a Dutch and Belgian group’s English scheme of arrangement, and a claim for the recovery of a debt where there were parallel administrative proceedings in Portugal.

16 December 2015

Appleby rehires funds partner in the Caymans

Offshore firm Appleby has rehired a partner in its Cayman Islands funds team.

16 December 2015

One in, one out at Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired Renée Dailey as a partner in its Hartford, Connecticut office, and said goodbye to Allan Reiss in New York.

16 December 2015

Germany mulls changes to insolvency laws as EU neighbours amend theirs

Several European countries have passed changes to their insolvency laws in recent months, with France, Italy and the UK introducing new measures that give courts greater powers and expand the role of creditors, while the German legislature considers a bill to reform the regime’s clawback provisions – but harmonisation of laws across the EU still seems a distant prospect.

16 December 2015

Setbacks in court for secondary investors in Madoff claims

Secondary market investors who bought claims related to the Madoff fraud suffered two setbacks last month, as a court in New York reversed the sale of one claim, and a court in Dublin dismissed attempts to enforce another against a third party on grounds that it violated Irish champerty rules.

16 December 2015

Canadian payday lender makes Chapter 15 filing and formulates restructuring plan

Insolvent Canadian payday loans company Cash Store has filed for chapter 15 protection in New York, winning a stay against a host of court proceedings on both sides of the border, including a federal securities lawsuit launched by a Japanese shareholder.

16 December 2015

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