Regional news: Cyprus

BVI court to consider impact of Russia sanctions on receivership

A British Virgin Islands court is gearing up to consider the impact of Russia sanctions on receivers appointed over a local entity for the benefit of Russia’s VTB Bank, which is seeking to enforce a US$30 million judgment debt against a Ukrainian businessman and politician.

15 March 2022

Canadian court appoints receiver over Finnish gold mine operator

An insolvent Canadian company that owns a gold mine in Finland has been placed into receivership, while fraud litigation between its majority shareholder and only secured creditor play out in the US and Canada.

02 February 2022

Indian bank secures English debt judgment against oil company guarantor

India’s IDBI Bank has obtained a US$239 million English judgment against the Cypriot guarantor of two oil companies that entered liquidation in Singapore two years ago.

29 June 2021

Gazprombank challenges DTEK’s English schemes

The Swiss branch of Russia’s Gazprombank has told an English court that one of Ukrainian coal miner DTEK’s English schemes does not have a “real prospect” of being recognised in key foreign jurisdictions following Brexit.

13 May 2021

Harneys, Willkie Farr and Debevoise announce new year promotions

This new year promotions round has seen Harneys elevate five litigators in the British Virgin Islands, while Willkie Farr & Gallagher has appointed a new partner in New York, and Debevoise & Plimpton has made several promotions to counsel and international counsel.

05 January 2021

Quantuma sold to UK advisory firm

UK advisory firm K3 Capital has acquired corporate recovery specialist Quantuma, which has offices in the UK, Cyprus and Mauritius.

03 August 2020

CVR Global hires Deloitte BVI head as partner

Advisory firm CVR Global has hired a joint liquidator of Panama Papers leak victim Mossack Fonseca from Deloitte in the British Virgin Islands.

12 July 2019

New York court upholds Yukos buyer’s Chapter 11 plan

A US shareholder has failed to overturn a restructuring plan for a Luxembourg-registered vehicle set up to buy the financial services arm of bankrupt Russian oil giant Yukos.

17 October 2018

Skadden helps container company complete debt refinancing

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Watson Farley & Williams have guided container company Danaos through an out-of-court refinancing of its US$2.2 billion debt.

17 August 2018

EU off the hook over Cypriot bailout discrimination claim

Depositors in Cypriot banks bailed out by the European Union in 2012 have failed in their claim that the terms of that bailout were discriminatory.

19 July 2018

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