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In December 2014, amendments were introduced to the Federal Law “On Insolvency (Bankruptcy)” No. 127-FZ, dated 26 October 2002 (“Insolvency Law”). This alert analyses some of the amendments that are of crucial importance to...more
Investors must address several key issues at the outset of a restructuring to smooth the path to a successful realisation of their investment.
The classic image of a restructuring situation is of the critically ill...more
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently handed down an opinion, In re River Road Hotel Partners LLC, 2014 WL 5488259 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2014), dealing with the issue of a financial...more
In re Flex Fin. Holding Co., 518 B.R. 891 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2014) –
A landlord filed a proof of claim for ~$1.34 million for a debtor’s prepetition breach of its lease. The debtor objected based on the landlord’s...more
When financially-distressed small businesses decide to close their doors, less than one-fifth file a voluntary petition in bankruptcy to wind up operations and liquidate. Although legal commentary focuses on bankruptcy as the...more
The Bankruptcy Code generally permits intellectual property licensees to continue using licensed property despite a licensor’s bankruptcy filing. However, because the “intellectual property” definition in the Bankruptcy Code...more
In an effort to minimize the risk of loss in connection with a loan default, lenders often employ creative means to make it difficult, if not impossible, for a borrower to file bankruptcy....more
Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy. ...more
In re Denman, 513 B.R. 720 (Bankr. W.D. Tenn. 2014) –
A chapter 13 debtor was a member of a limited liability company. Another member sought relief from the automatic stay in order to exercise a right to acquire the...more
Nonrecourse financing is common in today's commercial real estate lending market. So too are the use of special purpose entities ("SPEs") and limited guaranties from SPE members of all or a portion of the debt, the latter of...more
Companies that have valuable assets but also face significant liabilities will sometimes engage in restructurings to isolate, or “ring-fence,” the good assets from the liabilities. Often the companies are able to accomplish...more
The Order Re Summary Judgment issued on June 11, 2014 by Judge Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in the Heller Ehrman LLP bankruptcy case may prove to be a knock-out punch...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
In a case that demonstrates the danger of relying on complex corporate structures to avoid personal liability, a California Court of Appeal recently held two limited partners personally liable for the debts of their limited...more
Here, we discuss the corporate governance implications corporate fiduciaries are confronted with when the corporation is operating in the zone of insolvency and when the company is actually insolvent. We also discuss some of...more
During the past several years, practitioners have devoted significant attention to the fate of the Oklahoma Legislature’s efforts at, and the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s response to, legislative tort reform. However, few noticed...more
Historically, the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process was not used as a technique to recapitalize struggling banks. An aversion to using Chapter 11 was attributable in part to concerns that regulators and depositors might perceive...more
Recently, bankruptcy lawyers representing debtors, whether or not they are conscious of the parallels, have begun including provisions in their chapter 11 plans which can best be described as poison...more
Ever since the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizen’s United, an effort has been made to humanize corporations, culminating in Mitt Romney’s infamous pronouncement that “Corporations are people my friend.” Now it turns out...more
Directors owe duties to their company to act in good faith in the interests of the company, but how far can they avoid liability if they rely on their fellow directors, or if they are outvoted in a collective decision? A...more
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In Sun Capital Partners III, LP v. New England Teamsters and Trucking Industry Pension Fund, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held that an investment fund managed by private equity firm Sun Capital Advisors, Inc. (“Sun...more
First Circuit holds that an investment fund may be responsible for controlled group pension liabilities of portfolio companies.
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In re Majestic Star Casino, LLC, F.3d 736 (3rd Cir. 2013), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit broke from other courts by holding that S corporation status (or "qualified subchapter S subsidiary" or "QSub" status)...more
Business Bankruptcies Continue to Decline
by Joel R. Glucksman on August 13, 2013
Americans have been inundated as of late with news relating to several high-profile
business bankruptcies, suggesting that more...more
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