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Saudi Arabia Update - September 2016

As per the new Companies Law that came into effect on 2 May 2016 and which we have described in previous updates, single owner LLCs may be formed – whereas previously a minimum of two shareholders was required....more

SunEdison: A Cautionary Tale?

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein recently approved SunEdison’s proposed sale of $144 million of solar and wind assets to NRG Energy. The sale continues SunEd’s string of dispositions this year following its April...more

More obligations for companies - don't miss out

Starting October 1, 2016, new data should be entered in the Unified Federal Register of Information about Facts of Activities of Legal Entities - We remind you that Article 7.1 of Federal Law No. 129-FZ On State...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - September 2016

In an article published in the September / October issue of Commercial Real Estate Investment Magazine, Drew Demers provides guidance on how commercial loans and bank-owned real estate sales have changed due to growth in...more

Real Estate Gazette - Issue 25: Focus on distressed assets

A very warm welcome to Issue 25 of DLA Piper’s Real Estate Gazette. The global real estate market is currently operating against a backdrop of economic uncertainty. Brexit, immigration and presidential elections in the US...more

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Concludes that Section 303(i) Does Not Preempt State Law Claims of Non-Debtors Predicated on the...

In Rosenberg, et al. v. DVI Receivables XVII, LLC, 2016 WL 4501675, at *1 (3d Cir. Aug. 29, 2016), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that damages awarded pursuant to Section 303(i) of the Bankruptcy Code for an...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Verengo, Inc.

Verengo, Inc., a well-known installer of residential solar power systems, filed for Ch. 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 16-12098). Verengo attributes its filing to quality...more

Delaware Organizational Meeting – Delivery Agent, Inc.

Upcoming Committee Formation Meeting: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Case Name: Delivery Agent, Inc. Case Number: 16-12051 (LSS)...more

Delaware Organizational Meeting – NJOY, Inc.

Upcoming Committee Formation Meeting: Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:00PM - Case Name: NJOY, Inc. Case Number: 16-12076 (CSS)...more

Defending A Preference Action – Can You Setoff Post-Petition Amounts Owed by the Debtor Against Your Preference Liability?

All bankruptcy lawyers (and most long-suffering trade creditors) know that creditors who receive payments from a debtor within the “preference period” – 90 days before a voluntary bankruptcy case was filed, or 1 year if the...more

Mainbrace: September 2016 (No. 4)

It’s hard to believe another summer has come and gone. The kids are back in school, the commuter trains are a bit more crowded, and everyone is back from their holidays, hopefully refreshed and ready to get back down to...more

Landlords, Leases and Financial Distress

Prepaid rent or a security deposit? The distinction is an important and potentially costly one for landlords in the current economic climate. In 2015, the Alberta Court of Appeal in York Realty Inc. v Alignvest Private Debt...more

Delaware Organizational Meeting – Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. et al.

Upcoming Committee Formation Meeting: Friday, September 23, 2016, 10:30AM - Case Name: Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. et al. Case Number: 16-12033 (CSS)...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – NJOY, Inc. (16-12076)

NJOY, Inc., an e-cigarette and vaping company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 16-12076)....more

My Intellectual Property Licensor is Bankrupt – Now What?

Bankruptcy presents risks for, among many others, intellectual property (“IP”) licensees. Fortunately, there is a provision in the federal bankruptcy law that is designed to protect IP licensees when a licensor becomes...more

Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd: Liquidation or a Different Path?

On September 1, 2016, a rehabilitation procedure was commenced in the Seoul Central District Court in respect of Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd (Hanjin). This action followed many months of discussions between Hanjin and its...more

Accountant and Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Fall 2016

Massachusetts recently amended its pay equity statute, which substantially enforces the protections of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. These changes will go into effect in July 2018. The prohibitions against discriminating...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.16.16

The DOJ has reportedly proposed an eye-popping $14 billion settlement with Deutsche Bank to resolve MBS-related probes, though insiders caution that this is likely an outsized opening bid and that the ultimate settlement will...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: an announcement by the International Criminal Court regarding the...more

North Carolina Court Clarifies Deadlines to Set Aside Fraudulent Conveyances

Recently, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, in the case of KB Aircraft Acquisition, LLC v. Berry, et al., clarified the time limit for bringing claims under the North Carolina Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (“UVTA”). ...more

Singapore: Asia Pacific’s Debt Restructuring Hub?

Earlier this year the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring (the “Committee”) published, and the Singapore Ministry of Law accepted, recommendations aimed at enhancing Singapore’s...more

Noble Environmental Power, LLC Files Chapter 11

Noble Environmental Power, LLC filed a chapter 11 petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on September 15, 2016. The case has been assigned to The Honorable Brendan Linehan Shannon, and...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Noble Environmental Power, LLC

Noble Environmental Power, LLC, and several of its affiliates filed for Chapter 11 protection in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Lead Case No. 16-12055). Noble, a renewable energy company that owns and...more

Golfsmith Hits Into Trouble: Enters Chapter 11

On September 14, 2016, Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. and twelve affiliates filed a Chapter 11 petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The case, docketed as 16-12033, has been...more

New Delaware Chapter 11 Filing – Delivery Agent, Inc. et al.

Delivery Agent, Inc., a provider of one of the leading and most advanced entertainment platforms to monetize entertainment content based in San Francisco, CA, and three of its affiliates have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy...more

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