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The Cayman Islands Grand Court has adjourned a winding-up petition against private equity investor Abraaj Holdings for a third time, finding the applicant had failed to identify “any immediate, tangible benefit” of an official liquidation.
09 January 2019
Abu Dhabi’s financial free zone is inviting public comments on a proposed new bank recovery regime, including tools for cross-border coordination and recognition.
09 October 2018
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is inviting public comments on a draft insolvency law that includes a debtor-in-possession rescue process and a proposal to adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.
01 October 2018
In an era of excessive corporate debt, how important are debt-to-equity swaps as a resolution mechanism in the Gulf? Panellists in Dubai identified some of the challenges and opportunities offered by swaps - a relatively rare restructuring tool in the region.
18 September 2018
While governments across the Middle East are modernising their bankruptcy laws, the region’s non-performing loans should “ring the bells” of banks and regulatory authorities, delegates heard on the opening day of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s first-ever debt restructuring and NPL summit in Dubai.
12 September 2018
The chief restructuring officer of Saudi conglomerate Ahmad Hamad Al-Gosaibi & Brothers (AHAB) says the group may use Saudi Arabia's new bankruptcy law to try and see an end to its decade-long restructuring saga, in what will be a “huge litmus test” for the Kingdom.
10 September 2018
Embattled commodities trader Noble Group has won over its most indomitable creditor, UAE-based Goldilocks Investment Company, which has finally given its blessing to a US$3.5 billion restructuring plan.
21 June 2018
In a move set to bring its long-running restructuring saga to an end, United Arab Emirates (UAE) energy company Dana Gas says it has reached an agreement with a large majority of certificate-holders of its contentious US$700 million sukuk.
07 June 2018
All but one of the outstanding issues in the long-running dispute over Dana Gas’s US$700 million sukuk will be tried in England before November, the High Court in London has ruled.
04 May 2018
In its latest contradictory order, a court in the UAE emirate of Sharjah has allowed Dana Gas to distribute dividends to shareholders, despite an earlier decision by an English court that bars the company from doing so.
18 April 2018
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