Regional news: Netherlands

“Good forum shopping”: English court sanctions Flint Group schemes

An English court has sanctioned schemes for seven international subsidiaries of Luxembourg-headquartered Flint Group, finding a change of governing law in their debt agreements gave the companies sufficient connection to England.

30 July 2020

Brown Rudnick attorney negligence claim to go ahead in New York

The litigation trustee for bankrupt Dutch petrochemicals group LyondellBasell may pursue negligence claims against Brown Rudnick for the loss of a preference claim, a New York court has ruled.

30 July 2020

English court grants Dutch Hema single class scheme meeting

An English court has let Dutch retailer Hema hold a creditors’ vote on the English scheme that is key to its planned multi-jurisdictional restructuring in the UK, the US and the Netherlands.

29 July 2020

Dutch Hema plots €600 million debt for equity scheme in England

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Slaughter and May are leading Dutch retailer Hema in a restructuring running through UK, US and Dutch courts, after the retailer converted its New York law-governed notes to English law via a trust deed to make use of a scheme.

20 July 2020

New scheme notice requirements should not be bypassed, English court affirms

An English court has published its reasons for convening scheme of arrangement meetings for Luxembourg-incorporated Flint Group, after applying new creditor notice requirements for the first time.

14 July 2020

Four more of Nortel’s EMEA arms set to end administrations

The joint administrators of Nortel Network entities in Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands are set to end their decade-long administrations after securing termination and discharge orders in the High Court of England and Wales.

22 April 2020

Lebara completes restructuring

Six months after bondholders took control of the company through a “ground-breaking” coercive share pledge enforcement, UK telecoms group Lebara has completed its capital restructuring.

16 January 2020

Cross-border Insolvency Protocol in Jet Airways: Innovations and Challenges

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission discusses the cross-border insolvency protocol between the Netherlands and India in the Jet Airways bankruptcy.

08 January 2020

Steinhoff sells off British and Australian retailers

Scandal-hit South African conglomerate Steinhoff has sold the group behind British retailers Bensons for Beds and Harveys Furniture, as well as the merchandise division of its Australasian subsidiary, owner of Debenhams Australia.

22 November 2019

ABI International, Paris: “Why can’t we all just get along?”

The UNCITRAL model law on recognition of insolvency-related judgments could “fix” the impact caused by the decisions in Rubin and Gibbs if enacted in the UK, panellists at the ABI’s international conference in Paris have said.

21 November 2019

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