Regional news: Latin America & Caribbean

Bermuda court extends injunction to prevent risk of Gupta asset claim dissipation

A Bermudian court has extended a Mareva injunction against a locally-registered commodities trader, finding there was a risk of dissipation of its only realisable asset – a claim in the South African restructuring of a coal mine formerly owned by the Gupta family.

27 July 2020

African Minerals scheme sanctioned in London

The High Court of Justice in London has sanctioned a scheme for mining company African Minerals, despite only four unsecured creditors voting at the scheme meeting last week.

27 July 2020

Paper company seeks Hong Kong recognition of Bermudian light-touch JPLs

A Bermudian court has appointed light-touch provisional liquidators over a locally incorporated paper company and asked a Hong Kong court for assistance, amid a potential investigation into auditing issues at the company.

27 July 2020

Puerto Rico racketeering claims temporarily withdrawn

A former Paul Hastings bankruptcy lawyer that accused his old firm and other prominent parties of racketeering in Puerto Rico has withdrawn his complaint – but says he plans to re-file it.

24 July 2020

Australian court allows trustee of disqualified tax agent to seek UK recognition

An Australian court has allowed the bankruptcy trustee of a disqualified tax agent to seek recognition of his appointment in the UK, pursuant to the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.

24 July 2020

Grenada developer tries to block winding-up with UK law breach claim

The Supreme Court of Grenada has declined to strike out a winding-up petition brought against a local property developer after finding minor procedural breaches of UK law did not warrant “draconian action”.

23 July 2020

African Minerals creditors back English scheme

Creditors of Bermuda-registered mining company African Minerals have voted to approve its English scheme to resolve a creditor conflict about claims the company may bring against China’s Shandong Iron and Steel Group.

21 July 2020

BVI court favours Hong Kong arbitration over liquidators

A British Virgin Islands court has dismissed an investment fund’s attempts to appoint liquidators over local company Fair Cheerful, finding a dispute between the parties should be arbitrated in Hong Kong.

20 July 2020

Bermudian court terminates UK recognition order over litigation probe rules

A Bermudian court has discharged the recognition of a UK-appointed liquidator, affirming rules on gathering information for foreign lawsuits laid out by the Privy Council in its 2014 Singularis decision.

17 July 2020

Singapore court recognises energy company's Hong Kong liquidation

A Singapore court has recognised the Hong Kong liquidation of energy company Shanghai Huaxin Group under its three-year-old Model Law legislation, expanding a multi-jurisdictional bankruptcy linked to an international bribery scandal.

17 July 2020

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