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The Swiss branch of Russia’s Gazprombank has told an English court that one of Ukrainian coal miner DTEK’s English schemes does not have a “real prospect” of being recognised in key foreign jurisdictions following Brexit.
13 May 2021
The English liquidators of a Malta-registered oil company have asked a London court to stop two former directors from purporting to act on its behalf in Swiss proceedings - but they may face questions over the court’s jurisdiction.
07 May 2021
A Switzerland-headquartered automotive parts supplier that entered Chapter 11 in the midst of hostile litigation over asbestos liabilities inherited from its former US parent will now be restructured through a consensual plan designed by that parent, in a case described as “a great example of what Chapter 11 can accomplish, even for a company with its centre of gravity outside of the US”.
23 April 2021
A long list of law and advisory firms have helped international hotel operator AccorInvest Group secure additional financing and complete a multi-jurisdictional restructuring of its €4.5 billion debt pile.
07 April 2021
Mr Justice Zacaroli has issued his reasons for sanctioning gategroup’s UK restructuring plan, in the face of an “artificial” forum shopping structure and questions over whether English law could vary rights between non-assenting creditors and foreign third parties.
31 March 2021
Swiss airlines services provider gategroup has secured sanction of its UK restructuring plan after adding an additional provision to help ensure it is effective in Switzerland.
26 March 2021
Once foreign bankruptcy proceedings have been recognised, the English courts lack “small j jurisdiction” to continue a pre-recognition freezing injunction against the debtor, counsel to a bankrupt Russian businessman argued this week – ahead of a new recognition hearing in the Isle of Man.
19 February 2021
One avenue for recognition of some English restructurings in Europe may have been lost after the High Court ruled that the UK’s new restructuring plan is an insolvency proceeding for the purposes of the Lugano Convention’s bankruptcy exclusion.
17 February 2021
Swiss airline services provider gategroup has secured meetings for creditors to vote on its UK restructuring plan but the High Court has rejected its request to keep all the plan creditors in a single class.
11 February 2021
Alvarez & Marsal has brought in two former EY partners to lead its new office in Finland and its Nordics restructuring practice, while its Swiss restructuring team has hired from Credit Suisse.
05 February 2021
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