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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
Schulte Roth & Zabel has hired a new co-head for its business reorganisation group, who says he is going to help build the firm’s fund relationships and continue to grow its debtor-side practice.
06 November 2020
A former Paul Hastings bankruptcy lawyer that accused his old firm and other prominent parties of racketeering in Puerto Rico has withdrawn his complaint – but says he plans to re-file it.
24 July 2020
The board overseeing Puerto Rico’s US$129 billion bankruptcy has filed an adjustment plan to deal with the bulk of its government debt.
30 September 2019
Puerto Rico’s oversight board has reached an agreement with some of the territory's bondholders to resolve US$35 billion worth of debt and non-debt claims, but the island's government has vowed not to implement it.
17 June 2019
Democratic senators in the US plan to introduce a draft bill that will give debt-ridden Puerto Rico the right to terminate its public unsecured debt, and make US$15 billion of federal funds available for some of the island’s creditors – but not for hedge funds or bond issuers.
29 January 2018
A US court has blocked creditor attempts to appoint a receiver over Puerto Rico's insolvent electric authority, finding it lacked sufficient power to transfer control of the utility without gaining the consent of the island's federally appointed oversight board.
15 September 2017
After years of legal wrangling and negotiations with bondholders, Puerto Rico has filed for court protection in San Juan, citing debts of US$74 billion; GRR traces the final movements that led to the opening of the biggest local government bankruptcy proceeding in US history.
04 May 2017
Global discount footwear retailer Payless has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, and is due to seek ancillary relief under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada by the end of the week.
06 April 2017
Three groups of Puerto Rico’s major creditors are alleging that a fiscal plan certified by the federally appointed board overseeing the territory’s restructuring violates its financial rescue law and constitution.
30 March 2017
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