Regional news: Latin America & Caribbean

Ashurst advising as Norwegian oil services group secures scheme meeting

The holding company for a Norwegian seismic imaging group has secured a single meeting for some of its creditors to vote on an English scheme restructuring US$872 million of debt.

21 December 2020

Fairfield avoidance claims dismissed in New York

A New York court has thrown out avoidance claims brought by the BVI liquidators of three Madoff funds against their shareholders, but allowed them to continue with constructive trust claims under BVI common law.

17 December 2020

African diamond miner and Bermudian insurer seek recognition in New York

An English subsidiary of an African diamond miner has sought recognition of its scheme proceedings in New York, two weeks after the joint provisional liquidators of a Bermudian insurance company also filed Chapter 15 proceedings in the city.

16 December 2020

Dutch subsea services provider wins UK restructuring plan meetings

Netherlands-registered subsea services provider DeepOcean Group has secured meetings for four classes of creditors to vote on its UK restructuring plans, which could lead to the first cross-class cram down challenge at a sanction hearing next month.

15 December 2020

Century Sunshine’s Cayman JPLs secure Singapore recognition

BlackOak is advising the “light-touch” provisional liquidators of Chinese fertiliser company Century Sunshine Group, who have won recognition in Singapore to seek a restructuring of locally-listed notes.

15 December 2020

PwC appointed as Cayman court winds up Altair

A British Virgin Islands investor has secured the winding-up of Hong Kong-based investment manager Altair Asia in the Cayman Islands, five months after its first attempt to obtain an order was dismissed.

14 December 2020

Rock International scheme sanctioned in BVI and recognised in US

A Texas court has recognised a British Virgin Islands scheme of arrangement for special purpose vehicle Rock International Investments, a day after it was sanctioned.

14 December 2020

Ogier adds new partners in Hong Kong and Guernsey

Offshore firm Ogier has boosted its global restructuring offering with the appointment of three news partners in Hong Kong and Guernsey.

14 December 2020

Canadian stay lifted in Cayman recognition case

A Canadian court has set aside an automatic stay granted to a married couple appealing the recognition of two Cayman orders made against them, finding it hindered investigations into their assets.

14 December 2020

Kirkland, Jackson Walker and Sheppard Mullin advising on Seadrill Ch11s

London-based offshore driller Seadrill Partners and 28 of its international subsidiaries have filed Chapter 11 proceedings in Texas, citing Bermuda-incorporated Seadrill Ltd, which itself went through bankruptcy two years ago, as their largest unsecured creditor.

03 December 2020

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