Regional news: Netherlands

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

Steinhoff’s European subsidiaries complete €9bn restructuring

Scandal-hit South African retail group Steinhoff has announced the completion of its €9 billion European restructuring, but the news has failed to stop its share price falling below 1 Rand for the first time.

20 August 2019

Bondholders take control of Lebara after Dutch enforcement ruling

In a “ground-breaking” ruling in the Netherlands, a group of bondholders has taken control of English telecoms group Lebara through a coercive share pledge enforcement against its Dutch holding company, Vieo.

14 August 2019

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

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