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The Bank of Portugal announced on Sunday 3 August 2014 that it applied its powers under the Decree law No 31/2012 of 10 February 2012 (the "Resolution Law") to split Banco Espirito Santo ("BES") into a "good bank" and "bad...more
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
Dealing a major blow to the trustee’s efforts to recover fraudulent transfers on behalf of the bankruptcy estate of the company run by Bernard Madoff, Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the United States District Court for the Southern...more
With all attention focused on Executive Benefits, the Daimler decision could represent the real sea change in jurisdiction over non-core actions.
Recently, much of the bankruptcy bar was focused...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 July 6, 2014, Judge Jed S. Rakoff, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, declined to extend the reaches of section 550(a) of the Bankruptcy Code abroad to permit the recovery of funds that...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
In re Madoff Securities Extends Morrison Framework to Prevent Avoidance of Purely Foreign Transfers under SIPA and the Bankruptcy Code -
Applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Morrison v. National...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
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
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
In 2008, a few months before the $65 billion Madoff Ponzi scheme fell apart, the $3.65 billion Petters Ponzi scheme made headlines. Tom Petters told investors that they were financing the purchase and sale of consumer...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
Bennett Jones senior advisor David Dodge, OC, presents the Bennett Jones Spring 2014 Economic Outlook, written by himself and other firm advisors Richard Dion and John M. Weekes. In the Outlook, the authors describe the most...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
FCA Updates AIFMD Web Page -
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has updated its "latest news" Web page on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) with additional information relating to...more
The U.S. defense industry is facing a new battle – financial distress. Withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and Iraq combined with reductions in the defense budget and sequestration have taken a toll on many U.S....more
On 25 March 2013, the Bank of Cyprus and Laiki Bank (also known as Cyprus Popular Bank) entered resolution proceedings under the Resolution of Credit and Other Institutions Law 2013....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
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
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