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A Zambian court has reportedly blocked winding-up proceedings for a copper mining joint venture between a local state-owned entity and the UK’s Vedanta Holdings, pending the resolution of an arbitration between the parties.
24 November 2020
An Italian construction company has failed to open business rescue proceedings in South Africa, after an appellate court found the process was not open to foreign companies, while also refusing to recognise its Italian restructuring.
23 November 2020
A Jersey-incorporated group that operates African diamond mines has agreed a debt-for-equity restructuring with creditors, which it plans to carry out through a scheme of arrangement in England.
22 October 2020
A Bermudian court has extended a Mareva injunction against a locally-registered commodities trader, finding there was a risk of dissipation of its only realisable asset – a claim in the South African restructuring of a coal mine formerly owned by the Gupta family.
27 July 2020
Shearman & Sterling has hired Weil Gotshal & Manges partner Alex Wood in London, as firms around the globe continue to prepare for a coronavirus-induced wave of restructurings.
17 July 2020
Linklaters alliance firm Webber Wentzel has recruited former Allen & Overy partner Khurshid Fazel as its new restructuring head in Johannesburg, along with partner Julian Jones from Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.
18 May 2020
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
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
Canadian firm Fasken has enhanced its insolvency and restructuring group in South Africa with four new hires from Hogan Lovells.
06 August 2019
A former employee of a New Zealand foreign exchange and payments services company who fled to Singapore after transferring its funds to accounts he controlled, has been declared bankrupt in a case that has already sparked asset-recovery proceedings in New Zealand, Singapore, Belgium Lithuania and South Africa.
18 June 2019
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