Regional news: Latin America & Caribbean

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

Duff & Phelps expands global reach with Borrelli Walsh acquisition

International advisory firm Duff & Phelps has announced it is buying Asia and Caribbean restructuring and asset recovery specialists Borrelli Walsh, in a deal set to be completed by mid-December.

02 December 2020

KrisEnergy settles after failing to block Cayman winding-up petition

An oil and gas group pursuing a Singaporean scheme, KrisEnergy, has reached a settlement with a creditor that brought a Cayman winding-up petition against its Thai subsidiary, after failing to secure an injunction on the petition.

30 November 2020

Brazilian senate approves long-awaited law

Brazil’s senate has approved a long-tabled bankruptcy law, which is set to introduce cross-border provisions based on the UNCITRAL Model Law to the country’s regime.

27 November 2020

BDO denied Cayman injunction on New York fraud litigation

A Cayman Islands court has refused advisory firm BDO leave to seek an injunction on proceedings in New York, where it is accused of failing to uncover fraud committed against a now-insolvent client.

27 November 2020

US not liable for Puerto Rico bond losses

The US Court of Federal Claims has rejected claims from a group of Puerto Rico pension bondholders that the US government should compensate them for losses incurred during the territory’s US$120 billion bond and pension debt restructuring.

26 November 2020

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

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