Recognition

British reinsurer seeks US recognition of EY administrators

The English administrators of UK reinsurer CX Re have applied for Chapter 15 recognition to stay litigation brought against it by Maryland landlords caught up in lead paint exposure claims.

18 September 2020

US and Dutch courts approve HEMA’s English scheme restructuring

Low price homeware retailer HEMA’s restructuring through English, US and Dutch courts is a “perfect example” of how European brands with complex capital structures can restructure with minimal fallout, lawyers working on the case have told GRR – but it may be the last scheme of its kind.

17 September 2020

Codere seeks US recognition of English scheme compromising New York debt

Spain's Codere has requested Chapter 15 recognition of an English scheme for the second time in five years, looking to use the British tool to restructure New York law-governed notes once again.

15 September 2020

Carey Olsen hires new BVI dispute resolution leader

Offshore firm Carey Olsen has hired a new head for its dispute resolution and litigation practice in the British Virgin Islands, from Maples Group.

14 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

English court clarifies recognition application powers

An English court has refused to set aside the recognition of a Hong Kong bankruptcy, finding for the first time that it could retroactively sanction the service of a recognition application in another jurisdiction.

11 September 2020

IBA webinar: LatAm airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

Specialists from the US, Brazil, Chile and Mexico met to discuss the allure of the Chapter 11 process for Latin American’s three largest airlines, Avianca, LATAM and Aeroméxico, as well as the potential pitfalls of forum shopping.

10 September 2020

Thai Airways’ bankruptcy recognised in Australia

An Australian court has recognised Thai Airways’ rehabilitation proceedings – the first Thai bankruptcy to be recognised in the jurisdiction – while another recognition application is also pending in Japan.

09 September 2020

Europe Column: the future of cross-border insolvency protocols

Bob Wessels and Ilya Kokorin discuss their recent detailed study on the role of insolvency protocols in restructuring and insolvency law.

09 September 2020

Hong Kong court urges consistency in recognition requests

A Hong Kong court has recognised the Bermudian “soft-touch” provisional liquidations of a metals company and a commodities trader, but has asked for consistency from foreign officeholders and courts seeking assistance.

08 September 2020

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