Regional news: Switzerland

Kirkland and Latham act on Swiss vending machine operator’s English scheme

Swiss snack machine operator Selecta is set to launch an English scheme of arrangement to restructure its New York law-governed notes, with Kirkland & Ellis guiding the company and Latham & Watkins advising noteholders.

18 September 2020

Transocean clears noteholder injunction challenge to debt exchange

Rejecting protests from noteholders, a New York court has given the Switzerland-incorporated offshore drilling contractor Transocean approval to continue with a disputed exchange offer to restructure US$2 billion of its US$9 billion debt pile.

07 September 2020

COMI not in place of registration by default, English court rules

An English court has issued a winding-up order against a Maltese-registered oil company, after finding its centre of main interests was in the UK rather than its place of registration by default.

17 August 2020

New Asian-European restructuring boutique launched

A former Baker McKenzie and Deloitte practitioner has co-founded a new cross-border restructuring boutique focused on special situations and transactions in Switzerland, China and Singapore.

12 August 2020

Swissport scheme becomes effective with US recognition

Chinese-owned aviation services company Swissport has won Chapter 15 recognition of its English scheme in Delaware, which has now become effective.

07 July 2020

Alvarez & Marsal launches Swiss restructuring practice

Alvarez & Marsal has hired former KPMG director Alessandro Farsaci to build and lead its new restructuring practice in Switzerland.

01 July 2020

BVI court slams Swiss bankruptcy administrator

A British Virgin Islands judge has suggested that a Swiss bankruptcy administrator behaved inappropriately by allegedly refusing to accept service of an application to appoint liquidators over a Swiss holding company.

24 January 2020

Belgian zinc smelter restructures in London and New York

Advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Alvarez & Marsal, Belgian zinc smelting company Nyrstar is restructuring its €2.6 billion debt through an English scheme of arrangement and recognition in New York.

10 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

Asset recovery column: Tools in action

Edward Davis and Annette Escobar, of Sequor Law in Miami, discuss a massive Ponzi scheme in Chile involving the execution of asset recovery and cross-border recognition tools in multiple jurisdictions.

17 September 2018

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