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Partner Stephen Alexander and associate Max Galt of Mourant Ozannes in Jersey acted for Canada-headquartered Lydian International in an application before the Royal Court seeking cross-border insolvency assistance in aid of proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. They explain why universality and comity principles underpinned the Royal Court’s 9 October decision.
21 October 2020
Alvarez & Marsal has been appointed to act as monitor of California-based cannabis company Sunniva Group, which obtained an initial order from a Canadian court under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act last week.
14 October 2020
A global group of satellite technology companies has secured preliminary US recognition of its Canadian restructuring in Minnesota despite creditor objections – while Swiss vending machine company Selecta has secured the same relief for its English scheme of arrangement in Texas.
12 October 2020
A British Columbia court has approved a revised restructuring plan for New York-based marijuana company iAnthus, telling opposing shareholders that not doing so would reward parties bringing “tactical” litigations at the expense of those with less “aggressive” lawyers.
08 October 2020
The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the common law "anti-deprivation" rule that parties cannot enforce contractual provisions triggered by insolvency where they remove value otherwise available to creditors.
07 October 2020
Jackson Walker is helping British restaurant chain PizzaExpress seek recognition of its UK restructuring plan in Texas, while Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr and Weil Gotshal & Manges are advising two Canadian energy companies on separate recognition cases in the same court.
05 October 2020
New York-based marijuana operator iAnthus Capital Holdings has days to review its Canadian plan of arrangement after a British Columbia court rejected a sweeping release that would have shielded the company and its directors from ongoing shareholder suits in the US and Canada.
01 October 2020
Six law firms and Deloitte have taken new roles as Canadian womenswear retailer Groupe Dynamite obtained an initial order under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, and Chapter 15 provisional relief in Delaware.
29 September 2020
An Alberta court has recognised Cayman Islands personal bankruptcy and freezing orders, rejecting arguments that granting the relief would be “an abuse of Canadian procedures” despite noting there were limited precedents.
24 September 2020
Sherman & Sterling and Bennett Jones have helped an Argentina-headquartered power plant producer enter a deal with an ad hoc group of noteholders, to be implemented under the Canada Business Corporations Act.
24 September 2020
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