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A South Korean court has granted bankrupt cargo hauler Hanjin permission to wind down its European operations, as parts of the global group’s other assets go up for sale.
25 October 2016
In the past week, Kirkland & Ellis, Goodwin Procter and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle have announced promotions, making up restructuring lawyers on both sides of the pond.
06 October 2016
A recent debate in Brussels considered the virtues of different insolvency regimes in the US and EU for the purpose of choosing a centre of main interest (COMI) – and found that forum shoppers are probably best off in America.
23 August 2016
With assistance from Linklaters, a German government-backed “bad bank”, FMS Wertmanagement, has purchased over €3 billion in bonds from Irish and Luxembourg affiliates of banking group DEPFA, accelerating its winding up.
05 August 2016
The development of pre-insolvency mechanisms alongside formal tools such as schemes of arrangement has been a valuable response to complex financial issues and should be borne in mind by regulators attempting to harmonise regimes, speakers said at a conference in Brussels on 16 to 17 June.
13 July 2016
Dentons has recruited restructuring attorney Christel Dumont in Luxembourg and launched a new office in Munich with partners hired from Norton Rose Fulbright.
04 July 2016
Recent weeks saw high-profile hires in London and Texas and partner promotions across Europe. Debt financing specialist Mark Fine has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher as partner in the firm’s London office.
05 May 2016
A French manufacturing plant that claims its US former owner sold it off to an insolvent entity to avoid restructuring costs, has asked a US appeals court to reopen its case previously dismissed from New York on grounds of forum non conveniens, in light of new evidence arising in French courts.
23 March 2016
Two US affiliates of a German energy company have filed for Chapter 11 restructuring in Louisiana, as their parent faces potential liquidation under the aegis of a court in northern Germany.
03 March 2016
Insolvency proceedings brought against a German subsidiary of Canada’s Maple Bank have prompted an “urgent” winding-up order against a branch of the bank in its native country.
01 March 2016
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