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Three of the UK’s largest energy companies have failed to convince an English court it has a larger role to play scrutinising the takeover of collapsed competitor Bulb Energy, in a deal they say provides a government-funded “dowry” to British renewable group Octopus Energy.
01 December 2022
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has recruited a former O’Melveny & Myers partner who worked for lenders on the fastest-ever Chapter 11, to co-head the firm’s newly formalised hybrid capital and special situations practice.
07 November 2022
Kirkland & Ellis partner Ranesh Ramanathan has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to co-lead its special situations and private credit group in New York, bringing with him experience representing foreign investors in distressed acquisition transactions in India.
06 October 2022
Lenders who financed the operations of an Indian jeweller at the centre of a multi-billion-dollar fraud investigation will not be able to make claims in its US liquidation based on credit facilities they extended to non-debtor affiliates, after a court found the facilities were transfers that were disallowable under US bankruptcy law.
14 September 2022
The Swiss parent company of ill-fated offshore natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 has successfully obtained an extension of bankruptcy protection after sanctions imposed on Russia withered hopes the pipeline would secure the approval needed to operate.
12 September 2022
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised Ukrainian state-owned natural gas company Naftogaz on a deal reached with one tranche of Eurobond holders to defer repayments for two years – but negotiations with two more tranches are ongoing.
05 September 2022
“I want to enhance our recognition in London, the UK and Europe,” Anderson Mori & Tomotsune’s new London office head - who worked on the Virgin Australia airline restructuring at the height of the covid-19 pandemic - tells GRR.
05 September 2022
Fiona Huntriss and Neil Pigott, partners in the London litigation and disputes boutique founded by former Boies Schiller Flexner deputy chair Natasha Harrison in February, tell GRR what it’s like to work in London’s newest law firm, explain why Eastern Europe is an area to watch, and share their thoughts on the UK’s proposals to adopt two new Model Laws from UNCITRAL Group V.
12 August 2022
Kirkland & Ellis partner Lisa Stevens is set to join Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer next month, in a move her new firm says will enhance its offering to investors in the special situations space.
08 August 2022
Goodwin is adding a private equity partner with restructuring experience to its newly-opened Munich office from Shearman & Sterling, where he has spent almost two decades.
28 July 2022
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