Regional news: United States of America

Ukrainian bank’s liquidator seeks recognition in US and UK

The liquidator of a Ukrainian bank facing over US$1 billion in creditor claims has filed for recognition in the US and UK.

12 November 2020

B Riley opens in Mexico

B Riley Advisory Services, which formally completed a merger with turnaround firm GlassRatner this year, has opened a new office in Mexico in partnership with Brazil’s TCP Partners.

12 November 2020

Dubai court recognises NMC Healthcare administration

A court in Dubai’s financial free zone has recognised NMC Healthcare’s Abu Dhabi administration and ordered a stay on proceedings filed against the company – while the administrators have initiated a negligence action against EY in England.

11 November 2020

Swissport secures second convening hearing as unsecured group continues to circle

Chinese-owned aviation services group Swissport has secured a convening hearing for certain creditors to vote on its second English scheme in five months, while a dissatisfied group of senior unsecured noteholders has floated several objections.

10 November 2020

Validity Finance hires former Kirkland partner in Houston

US-Israeli litigation funder Validity Finance has hired former Kirkland & Ellis partner Sarah Williams as portfolio counsel in Houston, as demand for bankruptcy-related funding increases.

09 November 2020

New restructuring co-chair for Schulte Roth & Zabel

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

New York court weighs in on “excessive” investment banker fees

Months after it approved a restructuring plan for telecoms company Frontier Communications, a New York court has appointed Evercore Group as its financial adviser and set its fees at a “reasonable” level, after repeat objections from creditors that they were “excessive”.

04 November 2020

Bermudian insurer’s provisional liquidators look to seize US investments

The Bermudian provisional liquidators of an insolvent insurance company have requested Chapter 15 recognition of their appointment in Florida, seeking to take control of its US assets following regulatory breaches at the company.

04 November 2020

Proskauer Rose dodges Antiguan Ponzi claim

Antiguan liquidators have been prevented from serving a claim on Proskauer Rose in the US, after a Caribbean appeal court said allegations the firm failed to stop the Stanford International Bank Ponzi scheme, could not be tried locally.

03 November 2020

Stephenson Harwood adds partner in London

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner Ian Benjamin has moved to Stephenson Harwood in London.

03 November 2020

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