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Reducing your Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy for 2018/19

by Hogan Lovells on

2018/19 is the first year of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF)'s third levy "triennium" under the new levy framework. Trustees who wish to reduce their pension scheme's risk-based levy by taking account of contingent...more

Le proposte di modifica al diritto societario contenute nella Legge Delega per la riforma delle discipline della crisi di impresa...

È stata pubblicata la Legge 19 ottobre 2017, n. 155, recante delega al Governo per la riforma delle discipline della crisi di impresa e dell'insolvenza (si seguito, la "Legge Delega")....more

FRANCHISOR 101: Arbitr-“all”

by Lewitt Hackman on

A federal court in New Jersey granted a franchisor's motion to compel arbitration of disputes involving seven frozen yogurt franchises, even though the claims were subject to different arbitration provisions in different...more

Changes in Real Estate legislation - 3 quarter 2017

by Dentons on

Amendments to the federal laws - Federal Law No. 135-FZ On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Improving the Procedure for Establishing and Using the Territory Adjacent to an Airfield and...more

Delega al Governo per la Riforma delle discipline della crisi di Impresa e dell’insolvenza

L'11 ottobre 2017 è stata definitivamente approvata dal Parlamento la legge delega per la riforma organica delle procedure concorsuali e della disciplina sulla composizione della crisi da sovraindebitamento([1]) (la "Legge");...more

Court of Appeal Judgment: Waterfall IIA Case

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Court of Appeal judgment in the so-called “Waterfall IIA” case signals the English Courts’ reluctance to impute established equitable principles in aid of construing English insolvency legislation. The Court of Appeal’s...more

Surviving the Storm

by K&L Gates LLP on

The government has introduced major law reforms to Australia's insolvency laws which will come into effect next year. With news of established local and international fashion brands facing financial difficulty and entering...more

Attempt to implement pre-pack procedures in Belgium fails

by DLA Piper on

An attempt to reform and rationalize the Belgian Bankruptcy Act of 8 August 1997 and the Continuity of Enterprises Act of 31 January 2009 included the introduction of a "silent bankruptcy" that offered distressed companies...more

Assigning liquidator rights to sue: what has been created?

by DLA Piper on

Following a suite of recent reforms to Australian insolvency laws, liquidators are now able to assign rights to sue, conferred on them personally by the Corporations Act. The new power to assign is broad. It appears that the...more

Consumer credit restructurings - industry on high alert

by DLA Piper on

There have been a number of smoke signals in the last few months around the increase of consumer debt in the UK and a focus on those firms providing consumer credit across the credit spectrum but particularly in the...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 2 - 2017: An update on COMI shifting to take advantage of the best insolvency tools to...

by Dechert LLP on

The EU has taken aim at fraudulent or abusive forum shopping in the Recast Insolvency Regulation, acknowledging the potential for misuse by debtors seeking to take advantage of more flexible insolvency processes available in...more

The Devil's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms: Insolvent

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The "Devil's Dictionary" is a quick-reference guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals. In this series, we highlight many of the buzz words found in the Dictionary and used in today's bankruptcy...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 2 - 2017: Offshore and off limits: SDNY Bankruptcy Court finds foreign transfer...

by Dechert LLP on

Can foreign transfers of a U.S. debtor be avoided under the Bankruptcy Code’s avoidance provisions? While the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recently found that the answer is no, that court, as well as...more

Court permits strategic transfer of Center of Main Interests (COMI) in Chapter 15 Case

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The bankruptcy court in In re Ocean Rig UDW Inc., 17-10736 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Aug. 24, 2017) determined that a decision by an offshore drilling company from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to shift its Center of...more

Toys “R” Us Files for Chapter 11

by Hogan Lovells on

On September 18, 2017, the iconic US-based retailer Toys “R” Us filed for Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in front of Judge Keith L. Phillips. The company filed twenty-five entities,...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 2 - 2017: Focus on schemes of arrangement: recent key judicial decisions

by Dechert LLP on

Schemes of arrangement remain a popular tool for companies to reach a compromise with their creditors and effect complex multi-jurisdictional restructurings. In this article, we highlight a number of recent judicial decisions...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 2 - 2017: U.S. Court recognizes a Russian bankruptcy case

by Dechert LLP on

The Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York recently addressed objections to the recognition of a Russian bankruptcy case as a foreign main case under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and to the...more

Retail Insolvencies in Canada Series, #2: Supplier Perspectives

This is the second instalment in a series examining large retail insolvencies in Canada from the perspective of various stakeholders. The Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) (CCAA) is the principal statute for the...more

The Devil's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms: Ipso Facto Clause/Provision

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IPSO FACTO CLAUSE/PROVISION: A contract clause that terminates or modifies, or grants the non-debtor party the right to terminate or modify, the contract upon the debtor’s bankruptcy filing or the insolvency or financial...more

International Legislative Update - September/October 2017

by Jones Day on

Germany—Major German insolvency law reforms designed to facilitate corporate group insolvencies will become effective on April 21, 2018. When the reforms come into force, they will supplement and complement the Recast...more

Reform Comes to Australian Restructuring and Insolvency Law

by Morgan Lewis on

Two key changes made to Australian insolvency law enhance restructuring efforts in Australia and could improve outcomes for US investors. ...more

European Labour & Employment Update - September 2017

by Jones Day on

In this edition, we report from around Europe on some interesting case law developments that affect the way employers manage their employees. The range of issues covered shows that, despite the breadth of directives issued by...more

The final call for Aviator UK

by DLA Piper on

The aviation industry is a network business, relying upon strict regulation, rigorous safety standards and operations planned to minute detail. Unexpected financial or operating changes, particularly to ‘ground handling’...more

Beware of Prior Act Exclusions and Retroactive Dates When Procuring or Renewing Coverage

An 11th Circuit decision issued earlier this year serves as a reminder of the importance of carefully evaluating time-based exclusions and retroactive dates when procuring or renewing coverage. Liability policies such as...more

Financial Regulatory Observer - September 2017: How state aid survived the Italian banking crisis

by White & Case LLP on

There is much to admire in the EU's handling of the Italian banking crisis, but in allowing two lenders to escape BRRD rules, it has raised questions on the consistency of the EU state aid and resolution framework....more

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