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A bankruptcy court in Pennsylvania recently held that trade creditors who supplied goods to a debtor prior to its bankruptcy filing were not entitled to administrative priority status under Bankruptcy Code section 503(b)(9)...more
BANKRUPTCY & INSOLVENCY -
In Canada, an “insolvent company” (or “person”) refers to an entity which is not bankrupt and which resides, carries on business or has property in Canada; and which is unable to meet or has...more
On June 19, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published a long-awaited standard amendment to Section 2(a)(iii) of the ISDA Master Agreement (the Master Agreement). Section 2(a)(iii) of the Master...more
1 Issues Arising When a Company is in Financial Difficulties -
1.1 How does a creditor take security over assets in Bermuda?
Bermuda is a self-governing British Overseas Territory. The systems of law...more
In This Issue:
- WHAT DOES THE DELAWARE CHANCERY COURT’S RURAL/METRO RULING MEAN FOR ADVISORS TO DISTRESSED COMPANIES?
- US: OUTLOOK FOR CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
- RABOBANK DECISION — SPECIAL DUTY OF...more
On 19 June 2014, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) published an amendment to the ISDA Master Agreement for use in relation to section 2(a)(iii) of that agreement, for parties who wish to amend their...more
In December 2013, the Second Circuit ruled that recognition of a foreign proceeding under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code required proof that the debtor in the foreign proceeding also met the eligibility standards to be a...more
Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code is a relatively recent addition to the American bankruptcy statute and it incorporates the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law on Cross-Border...more
It is not surprising that the amount of Chapter 15 bankruptcy filings is growing in the global economy. Chapter 15 was added to the Bankruptcy Code by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. It is...more
The UK has long-since established itself as a jurisdiction of choice for complex cross-border restructurings involving corporate groups whose principal operations are overseas. Typically, the English Court has accepted...more
On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas granted recognition under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code of the bankruptcy proceeding in Japan of failed bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox. Mt. Gox shut down after claiming to...more
The loan markets saw a continued rise in middle market unitranche financings in 2013. Unitranche loans combine separate senior and subordinated debt financings into a single debt instrument. While unitranche financing is not...more
Can a foreign person exclude foreign-situs assets in determining insolvency exception to cancellation of indebtedness income?
With the worldwide global default rate on corporate debt continuing to rise, a taxpayer’s...more
In this guide Harneys considers the role and function of a liquidation committee appointed under the Cayman Islands’ Companies Winding Up Rules.
A vital component in the liquidation of a Cayman Islands company is the...more
Update on Case Law Developments in English Restructuring
This client alert will focus on three of the key recent cases of the past six months, each of which features the use of English law restructuring tools for...more
A recent ruling from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York illustrates the limited, specific grounds for changing or terminating chapter 15 recognition. The ruling demonstrates that recognition may...more
One of the recent hot topics in the European restructuring market has been whether the UK Courts would sanction a scheme of arrangement in relation to a foreign company, with no previous connection to the UK whatsoever, where...more
In this article on the changing landscape of UK fashion retail, we consider the challenges and changes faced by the industry and comment on the opportunities available for existing players and potential new entrants to the...more
There continue to be an increasing number of offshore Court judgments considering the nature and extent of an offshore trustee’s liability to third parties (including third parties in foreign jurisdictions), and the rights of...more
On 16 April 2014, the Privy Council ruled in the claims brought by the liquidators of Fairfield, one of the largest feeder funds into Bernard Madoff’s investment company.
The BVI Commercial Court and the Eastern...more
1. IVASS (ITALIAN INSURANCE SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY) – NEW REGULATIONS ON COMPLAINTS MANAGEMENT -
On 1 April 2014, the draft measure containing amendments to ISVAP (former Italian Insurance Supervisory Authority)...more
The Financial Crisis, a difficult market situation and a tense liquidity status have led to remarkable difficulties for mid-sized businesses within the past years. Strategic and financial investors have and continue to...more
The Royal Decree Law 4/2014 of 7 March significantly amends the Spanish Insolvency Law, ostensibly in favor of refinancing agreements.
With the approval of Royal Decree Law 4/2014 of 7 March on urgent measures...more
Article 2 of Law no. 2014-1 of 2 January 2014 enabled the French government to simplify and secure the legislation relating to companies in difficulty.
Following consultation with practitioners, the French government...more
On 4 February 2014, our client, Zlomrex International Finance S.A. (“ZIF”), completed the restructuring of its approximately €118 million senior secured high yield notes due 2014 (the “Existing High Yield Bonds”). ZIF, a...more
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