Regional news: Netherlands

Debenhams appoints Alvarez & Marsal MD as CEO

Alvarez & Marsal managing director Stefaan Vansteenkiste has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Debenhams Group, as the department store chain prepares for its expedited trial with landlords in September.

08 August 2019

English scheme meetings convened for Dutch group, as Chapter 15 filed

An English court has allowed a Dutch-owned automotive supply group to hold creditors’ meetings for a pair of schemes, as the group applied to have them recognised in the US and said it would also seek recognition in Canada and Holland.

01 August 2019

Jet Airways ruling could lead to cross-border cooperation framework in India

In a decision that lawyers say will lead to the creation of a framework for cooperation in cross-border insolvency proceedings, an appellate tribunal in Delhi has stayed part of a lower court’s order that refused to recognise Indian airline Jet Airways’ Dutch bankruptcy proceedings.

15 July 2019

Irish oil services group enters Chapter 11, with Irish and Bermudian proceedings to follow

Irish oilfield services group Weatherford International has filed for Chapter 11 protection in a Texas bankruptcy court aiming to cut down its US$8.35 billion debt through a pre-packaged plan that envisages parallel proceedings in Ireland and Bermuda.

04 July 2019

GRR/INSOL Europe Roundtable: What will the post-Brexit insolvency landscape look like?

Is the UK set to become a “third state” when it leaves the EU? Will insolvency proceedings opened in the UK be recognised by member states? Can UK schemes of arrangement maintain their dominance in the market? And how will legislative changes shape the post-Brexit landscape? GRR invited nine distinguished guests to find out.

02 April 2019

New York court approves pre-pack for Indonesian shipper

The SDNY bankruptcy court has approved a pre-packaged restructuring plan for Indonesian shipping company Arpeni’s Dutch note-issuing subsidiary, seven years on from the parent company’s first restructuring.

20 March 2019

Say a little prayer: Insolvent fund escapes award enforcement

A court in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has refused to enforce an arbitral award against an insolvent local investment fund, saying the Dutch award holder’s prayer had failed to specifically request enforcement.

01 February 2019

Yukos bankruptcy denied recognition in Netherlands

The Dutch Supreme Court has refused to recognise oil and gas company Yukos’s Russian bankruptcy, ending a long-running battle for control of the Russian oil company’s international assets.

22 January 2019

Steinhoff CVAs stall after Seifert challenge

South African retail conglomerate Steinhoff says “a company claiming to be a creditor” has filed an objection to company voluntary arrangements for two of its European subsidiaries, one month after creditors approved them.

11 January 2019

Dutch liquidator’s third-party claim falls outside Insolvency Regulation, CJEU advocate-general argues

A Dutch liquidator’s claim against Belgian bank BNP Paribas Fortis, over a payout to a bailiff imprisoned for embezzlement, isn’t governed by the EU’s Insolvency Regulation, according to an advocate-general of the EU Court of Justice.

24 October 2018

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