Regional news: Latin America & Caribbean

Argentina’s quest for the moral high ground: the professoriate weighs in

In the third part of his feature examining Argentina’s “quest for the moral high ground” in its recent restructuring negotiations, Steven Kargman of Kargman Associates looks at the role played by some of the world’s leading academics and Argentina’s position on debt sustainability and collective action clauses.

16 September 2020

Argentina’s quest for the moral high ground: challenges during a pandemic

In the second instalment of his four-part feature, Steven Kargman of Kargman Associates begins his exploration of the “three P’s” relied on by Argentina during its recent restructuring negotiations, focusing on the roles played by the covid-19 pandemic and the Pope.

15 September 2020

New York court rejects LATAM DIP financing

A New York court has rejected a US$2.4 billion debtor-in-possession loan secured by Chile's LATAM from its shareholders, finding it had the effect of forcing an equity swap in a future restructuring.

15 September 2020

Argentina’s quest for the moral high ground in its recent restructuring

In the first of a four-part feature, Steven Kargman, founder and president of the eponymous New York-based international restructuring advisory firm Kargman Associates, examines Argentina’s strategy in its recent debt negotiations with foreign bondholders.

14 September 2020

Carey Olsen hires new BVI dispute resolution leader

Offshore firm Carey Olsen has hired a new head for its dispute resolution and litigation practice in the British Virgin Islands, from Maples Group.

14 September 2020

IBA webinar: LatAm airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

Specialists from the US, Brazil, Chile and Mexico met to discuss the allure of the Chapter 11 process for Latin American’s three largest airlines, Avianca, LATAM and Aeroméxico, as well as the potential pitfalls of forum shopping.

10 September 2020

English court sanctions ED&F Man’s scheme

An English court has sanctioned a scheme of arrangement for international commodity trader ED&F Man, paving the way for it to restructure debts governed by English and New York law.

09 September 2020

Hong Kong court urges consistency in recognition requests

A Hong Kong court has recognised the Bermudian “soft-touch” provisional liquidations of a metals company and a commodities trader, but has asked for consistency from foreign officeholders and courts seeking assistance.

08 September 2020

Ecuador completes US$17.4 billion debt restructure

With help from Hogan Lovells, Ecuador has completed a deal to restructure its US$17.4 billion international debt pile, marking one of the first applications of collective action clauses in a capital markets transaction.

04 September 2020

Creditors approve ED&F Man’s UK scheme

International commodity trader ED&F Man has secured unanimous backing for its UK scheme of arrangement during two creditors’ meetings.

02 September 2020

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