Regional news: Brazil

Brazilian extension applications are “collective proceedings” under UK’s Model Law

A Brazilian judicial administrator who has been trying to extend a dairy company’s bankruptcy to two related entities for some years, has had those extension proceedings recognised as “collective proceedings” under the UK’s version of the UNCITRAL Model Law.

22 December 2020

Ashurst advising as Norwegian oil services group secures scheme meeting

The holding company for a Norwegian seismic imaging group has secured a single meeting for some of its creditors to vote on an English scheme restructuring US$872 million of debt.

21 December 2020

Brazilian senate approves long-awaited law

Brazil’s senate has approved a long-tabled bankruptcy law, which is set to introduce cross-border provisions based on the UNCITRAL Model Law to the country’s regime.

27 November 2020

B Riley opens in Mexico

B Riley Advisory Services, which formally completed a merger with turnaround firm GlassRatner this year, has opened a new office in Mexico in partnership with Brazil’s TCP Partners.

12 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

Avianca, LATAM secure court approval for DIP financings

Multiple international and Latin American law firms have helped Colombian-Panamanian airline Avianca and Chile’s LATAM get court approval for debtor-in-possession financings worth more than US$4 billion, weeks after LATAM’s new money deal was initially rejected.

14 October 2020

TIM, Telefónica and Claro make US$3 billion bid for Oi’s mobile division

A slew of Brazilian law firms and one Spanish outfit have helped telecoms operators TIM, Telefónica and Claro make a US$3 billion binding stalking-horse bid to jointly buy Oi’s mobile services business, as part of the latter’s reorganisation.

25 September 2020

New York court rejects LATAM DIP financing

A New York court has rejected a US$2.4 billion debtor-in-possession loan secured by Chile's LATAM from its shareholders, finding it had the effect of forcing an equity swap in a future restructuring.

15 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

Wirecard sells assets in UK, Brazil and Germany

Scandal-hit payment processor Wirecard has agreed to sell assets in the UK, Brazil and Germany, while a Munich court has accepted its parent’s administration filing and insolvency proceedings continue in Australia and New Zealand.

01 September 2020

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