Regional news: Europe

Two new European partners for White & Case

White & Case has bolstered its debt finance and restructuring offerings with new recruits from Herbert Smith Freehills in Madrid and Schalast in Hamburg.

13 September 2022

Nord Stream 2 pipeline wins moratorium extension until January

The Swiss parent company of ill-fated offshore natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 has successfully obtained an extension of bankruptcy protection after sanctions imposed on Russia withered hopes the pipeline would secure the approval needed to operate.

12 September 2022

Cineworld’s secures interim DIP facility

Struggling British entertainment conglomerate Cineworld has received approval to access part of its proposed debtor-in-possession financing but a Texas judge has refused to grant the full package without amendments.

09 September 2022

Citibank wins appeal over US$900m Revlon blunder

A US federal appeals court has ruled that New York-headquartered Citibank can recover about US$500 million it mistakenly paid to lenders of bankrupt multinational cosmetics group Revlon two years ago.

09 September 2022

Kirkland, Jackson Walker and Slaughters advising London-based Cineworld in Texas Ch11

British film entertainment conglomerate Cineworld has brought in Kirkland & Ellis, AlixPartners, Jackson Walker and Slaughter and May to advise on its Chapter 11 filed yesterday, where the curtain has already come down on immediate approval of a proposed US$2 billion debtor-in-possession financing.

08 September 2022

Alvarez & Marsal launches Scottish restructuring group

Continuing its recent expansion around the world, Alvarez & Marsal has opened a new office in Edinburgh led by managing director and NMC Healthcare administrator Ben Cairns.

08 September 2022

Altera faces challenge to DIP financing amid “big picture questions” over insider releases

UK-headquartered oil and gas services provider Altera Infrastructure is facing scrutiny from unsecured creditors over a proposed debtor-in-possession financing from its largest shareholder, which raises “big picture” questions on how insider dealings that could be subject to releases should be investigated.

07 September 2022

Squire Patton Boggs hires five from Brown Rudnick

After three years at Brown Rudnick, partners Charlotte Møller and Monika Lorenzo-Perez have joined Squire Patton Boggs as part of a five-strong team hire in London.

06 September 2022

Freshfields advising Naftogaz as one tranche of bondholders agrees deferral deal

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Ukrainian state-owned natural gas company Naftogaz on a deal reached with one tranche of Eurobond holders to defer repayments for two years – but negotiations with two more tranches are ongoing.

05 September 2022

Japan’s Anderson Mori & Tomotsune launches in London with restructuring work on the agenda

“I want to enhance our recognition in London, the UK and Europe,” Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s new London office head - who worked on the Virgin Australia airline restructuring at the height of the covid-19 pandemic - tells GRR.

05 September 2022

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