Sovereign and municipal debt

Haynes Boone hires veteran US Supreme Court lawyer

Appellate lawyer Daniel Geyser, who argued in the precedent-setting bankruptcy discharge violation case of Taggart v Lorenzen, has joined Haynes Boone as the chair of its US Supreme Court practice in Denver.

03 September 2021

Argentine province of Chaco restructures debt

DLA Piper’s New York and Buenos Aires offices have helped the Argentine province of Chaco restructure US$250 million worth of foreign debt.

06 July 2021

Third Circuit rejects sovereign immunity defence in adversary proceedings

The US state of California and its Lands Commission have failed to persuade the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that they are immune from adversary proceedings arising out of an oil company’s 2017 bankruptcy.

03 June 2021

Bondholders sue Buenos Aires, as Argentina’s Jujuy province restructures debt

White & Case is advising a group of bondholders who have filed a suit against the Argentine province of Buenos Aires over its continuing defaults, while Holland & Knight and DLA Piper have helped the province of Jujuy restructure US$210 million worth of foreign debt.

31 March 2021

Heads-Up: Todd Snyder at Piper Sandler in New York

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A few months after taking over as Piper Sandler’s global head of restructuring, veteran Wall Street banker Todd Snyder speaks to GRR about a potential boom in infrastructure investment, why sub-Saharan Africa is a likely place for new investment activity and his “almost religious” belief in the importance of restructuring to the good functioning of the free market.

15 March 2021

Zambia seeks relief under G20’s new common framework

Zambia’s ministry of finance announced it had become the third African country to request debt relief under the G20’s new common framework this week, but a local lawyer tells GRR that upcoming elections and its Eurobond default may complicate negotiations.

09 February 2021

Crystallex can proceed with sale of PDVSA refinery

A Delaware court has granted Canadian miner Crystallex permission to sell shares in the US refinery business owned by Venezuela’s national oil and gas company PDVSA, saying each day the creditor cannot collect a US$1.6 billion arbitration award is an “affront” to the US judicial system.

19 January 2021

Argentina's Córdoba restructures its international debt

The Argentinian city of Córdoba has hired teams from Hogan Lovells in New York and Houston and Córdova Francos Abogados in Buenos Aires to restructure US$150 million worth of foreign debt, following in the footsteps of the federal government and the province of Mendoza.

25 November 2020

The game changer for Argentina: collective action clauses

Lawyers who worked on Argentina’s US$65 billion international debt restructuring reflect on the challenges and achievements of the deal, highlighting the activation of collective action clauses as a key ingredient for its successful outcome.

28 September 2020

Sovereign debt restructuring in times of stress: lessons from Ecuador and Argentina

Hogan Lovells partner Evan Koster and associate Juan Moreno investigate the use of aggregated collective action clauses in the recent restructurings of Ecuador and Argentina, describing them as an “important development” in the restructuring process of sovereigns.

23 September 2020

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