Regional news: Latin America & Caribbean

Argentina's Córdoba restructures its international debt

The Argentinian city of Córdoba has hired teams from Hogan Lovells in New York and Houston and Córdova Francos Abogados in Buenos Aires to restructure US$150 million worth of foreign debt, following in the footsteps of the federal government and the province of Mendoza.

25 November 2020

Chinese petrochemical group’s BVI subsidiary seeks scheme recognition in Texas

British Virgin Islands-incorporated special purpose vehicle Rock International Investments is seeking Chapter 15 recognition of its BVI scheme of arrangement, while its parent company has entered bankruptcy proceedings in China.

24 November 2020

Argentine energy provider amends Canadian restructuring

A Buenos Aires-headquartered power plant producer has modified the terms of a restructuring it is carrying out under the Canada Business Corporations Act, ahead of an upcoming creditors vote.

23 November 2020

A Bermuda scheme as an alternative to Chapter 11: Digicel case study

Faced with a US$7 billion level of funded indebtedness, the Digicel group concluded a comprehensive debt restructuring in June 2020 that left its shareholders intact. A key aspect of the restructuring plan was an innovative Bermuda scheme of arrangement that was used as an alternative to Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Edward Rance, an associate at Conyers, reports.

23 November 2020

Offshore provisional liquidators not entitled to general stay, Hong Kong court rules

A Hong Kong court has clarified that offshore provisional liquidators are not entitled to a general stay of local proceedings following a standard recognition order, in a ruling that has “punctured a long-standing myth” according to one barrister.

20 November 2020

Hong Kong court addresses “difficulties” posed by offshore company structures

A Hong Kong court has adjourned a winding-up petition against a Cayman-incorporated juice company hoping to restructure in the Chinese mainland, as the petitioner failed to show it could realise the value of the company’s listing in Hong Kong.

19 November 2020

Hong Kong miner’s winding-up hearing adjourned amid share dispute

A Hong Kong court has adjourned a winding-up petition against an international mining company for a second time, raising concerns over shareholders’ attempts to convert an equity contribution into a debt claim.

17 November 2020

KrisEnergy to call Singapore scheme meeting

Cayman-incorporated oil and gas company KrisEnergy has won a Singapore court’s permission to convene a creditors’ meeting on local a scheme of arrangement, which will be overseen by AJ Capital Advisory as managers.

17 November 2020

BVI court adjourns liquidator appointment over foreign revenue debts

A British Virgin Islands court has adjourned its decision on whether to appoint liquidators over a BVI company that is being wound up in England, citing several “uncertainties” that need to be ironed out.

16 November 2020

B Riley opens in Mexico

B Riley Advisory Services, which formally completed a merger with turnaround firm GlassRatner this year, has opened a new office in Mexico in partnership with Brazil’s TCP Partners.

12 November 2020

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