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Simmons & Simmons has hired Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s EMEA head of restructuring in London, labelling the practice area “an investment priority” for the firm.
01 March 2021
Namibia’s government said it will file for the voluntary liquidation of the country’s flag carrier, two weeks after the airline reached an agreement over historic unpaid debts with Belgium’s defunct ChallengeAir.
15 February 2021
Belgian prosecutors have charged NautaDutilh partner Elke Janssens in connection with a money laundering investigation into bankrupt fashion chain FNG, which collapsed following allegations of market manipulation.
22 September 2020
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
The High Court in London has sanctioned Dutch retailer Hema’s English scheme of arrangement, allowing it to restructure €600 million of senior secured notes as part of a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional financial restructuring.
24 August 2020
Chinese-owned aviation services company Swissport has won Chapter 15 recognition of its English scheme in Delaware, which has now become effective.
07 July 2020
An English court has sanctioned a scheme for Chinese-owned aviation services company Swissport, but a group of its senior unsecured noteholders have raised issues with changes to a New York law-governed intercreditor agreement.
24 June 2020
Advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Alvarez & Marsal, Belgian zinc smelting company Nyrstar is restructuring its €2.6 billion debt through an English scheme of arrangement and recognition in New York.
10 July 2019
A former employee of a New Zealand foreign exchange and payments services company who fled to Singapore after transferring its funds to accounts he controlled, has been declared bankrupt in a case that has already sparked asset-recovery proceedings in New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium Lithuania and South Africa.
18 June 2019
Global fashion retailer New Look has been given the green light to convene meetings for its creditors to vote on two schemes of arrangement that aim to deal with a £1.44 billion (US$1.88 billion) debt pile.
02 April 2019
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