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One avenue for recognition of some English restructurings in Europe may have been lost after the High Court ruled that the UK’s new restructuring plan is an insolvency proceeding for the purposes of the Lugano Convention’s bankruptcy exclusion.
17 February 2021
Swiss airline services provider gategroup has secured meetings for creditors to vote on its UK restructuring plan but the High Court has rejected its request to keep all the plan creditors in a single class.
11 February 2021
A Baker McKenzie partner is set to join Goodwin’s growing private equity practice in London, while the firm has also bolstered its restructuring group in Luxembourg.
10 February 2021
Counsel to Swiss airline services provider gategroup said its UK restructuring plan is capable of affecting third party rights under the Lehman necessity principle as the second day of its convening hearing played out in the High Court.
04 February 2021
In a case that will examine whether the Lugano Convention's bankruptcy exemption applies to the new English restructuring plan, lawyers acting for Swiss airline services provider gategroup have applied to convene a meeting for a single class of creditors, telling the High Court they had to forum shop because “we can’t do this anywhere else”.
03 February 2021
An English court will hear a claim for declaratory relief concerning the validity of the Galapagos group’s controversial 2019 restructuring after finding that an “anchor defendant” in the form of a non-participating high yield note trustee gave it jurisdiction over a Luxembourg fund and a German insolvency administrator.
20 January 2021
UPDATED: A German clothes retailer with international stores has filed preliminary insolvency proceedings, marking the first test of Germany’s newly strengthened self-administration rules.
15 January 2021
A Luxembourg fund and a German insolvency administrator that are challenging the Galapagos group’s 2019 UK restructuring in the US and Europe, have laid out before an English court why they shouldn’t be joined in a claim for declaratory relief that the restructuring was valid.
18 December 2020
AlixPartners directors have been appointed as administrators of Swissport’s Luxembourg-incorporated parent company, after the High Court in London accepted it had shifted its centre of main interests to England and Wales.
18 December 2020
15 December 2020
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