Regional news: Asia-Pacific

Alvarez & Marsal hires ex-Lehman Brothers Asia liquidator in Hong Kong

Edward Middleton, a former managing director and co-head of financial restructuring in Asia at investment bank Houlihan Lokey, has joined Alvarez & Marsal in Hong Kong.

15 July 2020

Canadian oil servicer Calfrac secures emergency stays in Texas and Alberta

A Canadian oilfield services provider that operates in Russia and Argentina has secured an emergency Chapter 15 injunction in Texas, as well as a stay on creditor proceedings in Alberta.

15 July 2020

Hong Kong court blocks use of Singapore Mareva order as evidence

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has refused to admit a Singapore court’s Mareva injunction as evidence that an equivalent order should be reinstated in Hong Kong, for the liquidators of Cayman-incorporated China Medical Technologies.

13 July 2020

Australian swimwear retailer dives into administration

Australia’s largest swimwear retailer Seafolly, which is backed by French fashion conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has filed for voluntary administration in Sydney, with Norton Rose Fulbright and Ashurst advising.

10 July 2020

Brooks Brothers enters Delaware Chapter 11 with auction plans

Weil and Richards Layton & Finger are advising one of the oldest US apparel retailers, which has sought bankruptcy protection as it plots to sell its assets and drop “burdensome” leases.

09 July 2020

Insolvency resolution of group companies in India

Supriyo Ranjan Mahapatra, an associate with the disputes practice at Trilegal in New Delhi, provides a brief overview of the Indian approach towards group insolvencies so far - including key trends ranging from the balancing test applied to the consolidation of assets, to cross-border concerns.

08 July 2020

Restructuring provisional liquidations – time for change in Hong Kong?

Hong Kong-based Harneys consultant Lorinda Peasland and its head of restructuring in Asia, Chai Ridgers, set out their case for a formal restructuring regime in Hong Kong. With corporates facing “unprecedented pressure” at the moment, they say the lack of a formal regime could push otherwise viable businesses into liquidation.

07 July 2020

Shoosmiths advises on TM Lewin pre-pack, EY appointed in Australia

Shoosmiths has advised the administrators of London-based shirt retailer TM Lewin on a pre-pack sale that has shuttered all of its UK stores, as its Australian arm entered voluntary administration under EY.

06 July 2020

Baker McKenzie partner set to join Allen & Overy in Sydney

Allen & Overy has hired Baker McKenzie partner David Walter to its Asia-Pacific restructuring group as a “key part” of a planned expansion in the region.

03 July 2020

Begbies Traynor brought in as Hong Kong-owned Wigan Athletic kicks off administration

English football club Wigan Athletic has fallen into administration in the UK, just weeks after it was taken over by Cayman-registered, Hong Kong-based Next Leader Fund.

03 July 2020

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