Work Area: Debt capital markets

Hong Kong’s Harris talks Gibbs, Modern Land and Model Law

Mr Justice Harris has predicted Hong Kong will soon become a signatory to the UNCITRAL Model Law and said US judges “don’t fully understand” the concerns of Hong Kong courts in the wake of the controversial cross-border restructuring of Chinese real estate developer Modern Land.

01 February 2023

VEON secures sanction of English scheme

Netherlands-incorporated telecoms company VEON has secured sanction of an English scheme to extend two sets of notes while it tries to sell a wholly owned Russian subsidiary.

30 January 2023

Cuba challenges validity of sovereign debt assignment in English courts

An eight-day trial is under way in London to decide whether a Cayman fund can bring a claim against Cuba for payment of an almost 40-year-old sovereign debt governed by English law and denominated in now-defunct German Deutschmarks.

25 January 2023

English scheme convened for solvent Dutch telecoms company facing sanctions dilemma

A solvent Netherlands-based telecommunications company has obtained permission to hold scheme meetings in England, despite objections that its creditors should be split into four classes, as it buys time to pursue the sale of a Russian subsidiary and regain entry to international capital markets.

22 December 2022

S&P Global credit outlook report predicts doubling default rates as recessions loom in mid-2023

Economies that have exhibited short-term resilience to increasingly difficult macro-economic circumstances may begin to buckle in mid-2023, a new report from ratings agency S&P Global predicts, as sovereign states and banks find it hard to manoeuvre the current strains on credit.

06 December 2022

Hellas bondholders allowed to bring New York fraud claims after decade-long pursuit

After 11 years of trying, an assignee of certain Hellas bondholders has finally been allowed to pursue claims against the group’s former private equity investors, who it claims forced the Greek telecoms company to “commit business suicide” by overleveraging itself to pay them billions in dividends.

28 October 2022

Kirkland advises gambling group bondholders on asset reinstatement deal

Kirkland & Ellis is advising noteholders of Estonian casino and gaming operator Olympic Entertainment Group on the terms of a restructuring that tightens the notes’ covenants and reinstates certain assets hived out from the group in 2020.

15 February 2022

GLAS hires former Greensill general counsel and VP

Debt administration services group GLAS has expanded in the US, hiring a lawyer and fintech specialist from insolvent trade finance group Greensill.

03 February 2022

Cleary assists as Mexico’s Pemex refinances debt

Mexico’s state-owned oil group Pemex and the country’s Ministry of Finance have relied on Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for a refinancing that will reduce the company’s debt by US$3.2 billion.

11 January 2022

ESG debt: what restructuring professionals should expect

Associate Katie Crispi at Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath in London explains why restructuring professionals should be paying close attention to the evolution of sustainable debt.

07 October 2021

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