Regional news: England

Simpson Thacher plans London launch with double partner hire

Former Freshfields colleagues Adam Gallagher and James Watson are reuniting to establish Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s first European restructuring practice.

04 February 2021

England and Wales: a Landmark Year for Legislative Reform

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15 December 2020

Airline roundup: LCWP acting for lessors in contentious AirAsiaX restructuring

Kuala Lumpur-based Lim Chee Wee Partnership is acting for leasing company BOC Aviation in its efforts to derail Malaysian airline AirAsia X's scheme of arrangement – while Indonesia’s Lion Air is facing a bankruptcy application and Japan’s ANA Holdings has announced a number of cost-cutting measures.

27 October 2020

Settlement clears way for oil major Noble's Chapter 11 plan

London-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has settled a US$2.7 billion lawsuit with its former subsidiary, Paragon Offshore, clearing the way for its Chapter 11 restructuring.

19 October 2020

Oil driller KCA Deutag allowed to convene English scheme meeting

A court in London has convened a single meeting of creditors for a scheme of arrangement restructuring US$1.9 billion of international oil and gas drilling company KCA Deutag's debt - after asking its counsel to be cautious of increasing work fees.

15 October 2020

White & Case announces new partner promotions

Five lawyers with restructuring experience have been promoted to partners in White & Case's London, New York, Frankfurt and Paris offices, effective from January 2021.

12 October 2020

Brown Rudnick hires from Baker McKenzie in London

A former Ropes & Gray and Baker McKenzie partner with credits on the restructuring of South African retail group Steinhoff’s UK arm, has joined Brown Rudnick.

21 September 2020

Former Baker McKenzie restructuring co-head joins Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig has hired former co-head of Baker McKenzie’s global restructuring practice Ian Jack as a shareholder in its London office.

17 March 2020

DLA Piper advising as UK department store Beales collapses

DLA Piper is acting for KPMG as joint administrators of UK department store Beales, which has become the latest victim of the “tough” retail climate.

21 January 2020

Thomas Cook seeks non-main recognition of English schemes in New York

The British travel group Thomas Cook is seeking recognition of three English schemes of arrangement in New York – but as non-main proceedings to avoid an automatic stay in the US.

18 September 2019

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