Regional news: Europe

FTI Consulting taps McKinsey for new EMEA turnaround leader

A McKinsey & Company partner has joined FTI Consulting as the new leader of its Europe, Middle East and Africa turnaround group within its restructuring practice.

21 July 2023

Canadian court blesses US asset manager's vow to buy David's Bridal

A Canadian court has recognised the sale of wedding gown retailer David’s Bridal to asset manager Cion Investment, which was approved by a New Jersey court this week despite opposition from landlords; meanwhile the joint administrators of the group’s UK arm are pursuing buyers as they seek to wind the business down.

20 July 2023

Cayman liquidators win access to funds held by New York court

The foreign representatives of funds affiliated to fraud-engulfed International Investment Group have secured permission to distribute almost US$23 million held by a US court in Cayman Islands liquidation proceedings.

19 July 2023

Individual investor fails on appeal to sue Eurogroup for Greek debt restructuring

An individual investor in Greek sovereign debt has failed on appeal to challenge the imposition of the country’s 2012 restructuring on “mom and pop” bondholders, after the EU’s General Court upheld an earlier ruling that decisions taken by an intergovernmental body within the Eurozone cannot be attributed to the EU.

19 July 2023

GRR Live, Women in Restructuring: the UK restructuring plan – time for a “proper” moratorium

On the third birthday of the Part 26A plan, panelists at GRR Live Women in Restructuring – who were joined by a representative from the Insolvency Service – concluded that the UK’s newest restructuring tool was a "triumph" yet also has some room for improvements, including a “proper” moratorium.

19 July 2023

Examiner appointed over non-EU company with Irish COMI

In a first-of-its-kind judgment, a court in the Republic of Ireland has appointed an examiner over a Northern Irish building interiors company, finding that its centre of main interests lay in the Republic under the European Insolvency Regulation.

18 July 2023

Dümmen Orange restructuring necessary, Dutch court rules

Heirs of former employees of international flower breeding group Dümmen Orange have failed to convince a Dutch court to open an investigation into a restructuring it undertook during the pandemic that wiped them out.

18 July 2023

Carey Olsen insolvency head joins Walkers in London

Walkers has hired the former head of Carey Olsen’s insolvency group in the Cayman Islands and London, who brings with him experience working on the offshore restructurings of UAE-based private equity firm Abraaj Holdings and China’s Luckin Coffee.

17 July 2023

Shearman and Wedlake Bell lawyers join Insolvency Rules Committee

Retired Shearman & Sterling partner Alex Wood and Wedlake Bell partner Robert Paterson have been appointed to the UK’s Insolvency Rules Committee for three-year terms.

17 July 2023

Cimolai secures English restructuring plan meetings to deal with Gibbs

Italian construction group Cimolai has won approval to hold creditor meetings on a pair of parallel Part 26A restructuring plans, which it is using to avoid falling foul of the rule in Gibbs and bind English creditors to its Italian concordato proceedings.

14 July 2023

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