SMEs

Heads-Up: Frances Coulson at Wedlake Bell in London

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A few months after London boutique Moon Beever merged with Wedlake Bell, the new firm’s insolvency practice leader Frances Coulson talks to GRR about the knowledge she has gained from working with people in other jurisdictions, the risks for practitioners acting on fraud cases when no litigation funder wants to invest, and rising competition from Singapore and India.

10 December 2021

CMS hires Eversheds partner to build Hong Kong practice

The leader of Eversheds Sutherland’s restructuring and insolvency practice in Asia has joined CMS in Hong Kong to help it build a local restructuring offering of its own.

02 November 2021

Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel promotes NMC Healthcare adviser

UAE law firm Global Advocacy and Legal Counsel has promoted NMC Healthcare counsel Murad Abida to regional co-managing partner in Dubai.

01 November 2021

France’s new flash insolvency proceeding for SMEs

Alexandra Szekely, a partner at Le 16 Law in Paris, examines a new flash insolvency proceeding for small and medium sized companies that is now available under French law.

22 October 2021

Thirty minutes with Edwin Tong SC: restructuring partner turned politician

Edwin Tong SC, a former head of restructuring and corporate insolvency at Allen & Gledhill, turned to politics a decade ago. In 2018, he was tasked with the development and promotion of Singapore’s legal sector – including fulfilling its self-proclaimed ambition to become a restructuring hub: so GRR caught up with him to ask how that ambition was coming along, five years down the line.

28 September 2021

Alvarez & Marsal appointed as UK energy market feels the heat

Alvarez & Marsal partners have been appointed administrators to two UK energy groups in 24 hours and the firm is understood to be in talks with other suppliers too, as the UK faces a string of bankruptcies in the retail energy sector.

24 September 2021

The use of mediation to improve global restructuring outcomes in a post-pandemic world

Writing exclusively for GRR, Debra Grassgreen, president of the International Insolvency Institute and senior partner at Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones in San Francisco, and Scott Atkins, president of INSOL International and Australian chair/ head of risk advisory at Norton Rose Fulbright in Sydney, make a case for why mediation has an important role to play in global restructuring reform going forward.

10 September 2021

Dutch senate approves amended scheme

Local lawyers in the Netherlands tell GRR they expect the new Dutch scheme to be used frequently in the new year, after the country’s upper house of parliament rubber-stamped legislation that will bring it into being.

07 October 2020

Germany announces draft restructuring law in line with EU directive

German lawyers have cautiously welcomed a preventative restructuring regime outlined in a long-awaited draft bill that they hope will enable company rescues outside of insolvency and stymie the flow of companies who have headed abroad.

24 September 2020

Europe column: consequences and positive take-aways of covid-19

Bob Wessels, professor emeritus of international insolvency law at Leiden University and expert counsel on restructuring and insolvency to the European Commission, gives his personal observations on the pandemic.

17 July 2020

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