Zone of Insolvency

Zone of Insolvency

The use of mediation to improve global restructuring outcomes in a post-pandemic world

Posted in Australia, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global, Singapore, UK, US
Jurisdictions across the world have been seeking to simplify their domestic insolvency processes and create flexible restructuring alternatives to enable viable entities experiencing financial distress to have better prospects of recovery. In an article co-authored by Scott Atkins and Debra Grassgreen and published in the Global Restructuring Review, the authors discuss the potential uses of mediation… Continue Reading

John Martin appointed President of the International Insolvency Institute

Posted in Australia, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global
Norton Rose Fulbright is delighted to announce that restructuring and insolvency partner, John Martin has been appointed President of the International Insolvency Institute, succeeding Debra Grassgreen. Having been a Board member of the International Insolvency Institute since 2016, John most recently served as a Vice President. At the Institute’s annual conference in New York this… Continue Reading

Omar Salah inducted into III NextGen Leadership Program

Posted in Europe, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
Omar Salah, partner in our Amsterdam office and professor at Tilburg University, has been induced into Class X of the NextGen Leadership Program of the International Insolvency Institute (III). The NextGen Leadership Program was established in 2012 and recognises the most prominent “rising stars” in the international insolvency area by inviting them to become members… Continue Reading

Outer Space: The New Frontier for Restructuring and Insolvency

Posted in Australia, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global
Activities in outer space have increased significantly over the last few years and there is a river of untapped potential in the modern ‘space economy’. In an article written for International Corporate Rescue, Scott Atkins and Dr Kai Luck explore the intersection between outer space activities and restructuring and insolvency. Read the article here.… Continue Reading

UNCITRAL Academy 2021 Webinar: Potential Uses of Mediation in Debt Restructuring and Insolvency

Posted in Australia, Singapore
Webinar Global | September 08, 2021 | 09:00 – 17:30 AWST On 8 September 2021, Norton Rose Fulbright Partner and Australian Chair, Scott Atkins spoke on a panel at the inaugural United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Academy, as part of Singapore Convention Week 2021. The event, held annually, is co-organised by the Singapore Ministry of Law and… Continue Reading

APKI Webinar on COVID-19 Temporary Measures to Prevent the Increasing Insolvency and PKPU Petitions in Indonesia

Posted in Australia
Scott Atkins joined the Indonesian Receivers and Administrators Association’s webinar on September 2, 2021 to discuss the temporary insolvency measures introduced in Australia and other jurisdictions in response to COVID-19. He also discussed some of the more enduring and permanent insolvency reforms that certain jurisdictions have begun to introduce. The webinar featured a keynote address… Continue Reading

2021 World Bank & INSOL International’s Legislative & Regulatory Group: COVID-19 response and the challenges ahead

Posted in Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Singapore, UK, US
This article was first published on the Private Sector Development Blog on July 27, 2021. The article is co-authored with Mahesh Uttamchandani (Practice Manager, Financial Inclusion, Infrastructure & Access in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice, World Bank Group) and Andrés F. Martínez (Chair, World Bank/INSOL International Legislative and Regulatory Group). COVID-19 continues to… Continue Reading

Global bankruptcy financial restructuring and insolvency group releases the Q3 2021 issue of International Restructuring Newswire

Posted in Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, UK, US
Our global bankruptcy financial restructuring and insolvency team has released its quarterly International Restructuring Newswire. In this issue, our team examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global restructuring market and the reform of legal framework that governs restructurings in Italy, Hong Kong, mainland China and Australia. Also, we are pleased to announce the appointment of… Continue Reading

Cross-border insolvency in Hong Kong: Will the new cooperation and coordination framework with mainland China provide the impetus for broader reform

Posted in Australia
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China recently signed a joint record of meeting on mutual recognition of, and assistance to bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings between the courts of the Mainland and of the HKSAR. International Corporate Rescue has now published an… Continue Reading