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Norton Rose Fulbright’s global restructuring group releases the Q4 2022 issue of International Restructuring Newswire

Posted in Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global
Our global restructuring team has released its quarterly International Restructuring Newswire. Our new issue features articles from the US, Australia and Canada to help you stay current on recent developments in restructurings in various jurisdictions around the globe. Alto Maipo: Delaware ruling poses jurisdictional challenges for Chapter 11 debtors Financial crime in an economic downturn: tracing… Continue Reading

UK Supreme Court delivers landmark judgment on directors’ duties when a company faces insolvency

Posted in Europe, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
Why is the decision important? For the first time, the Supreme Court has considered whether there is a common law duty on directors to act in the interests of creditors when a company faces insolvency, but is not yet in an insolvency process (the so-called twilight zone) (the Creditors’ Duty). Unanimously agreeing that such a… Continue Reading

Can restructuring plans strip out third party guarantees?

Posted in Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, UK, Uncategorized
The English High Court has considered whether the new restructuring plan under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) can release claims against third party guarantors. This decision has important implications for guarantors and creditors holding third party security in a restructuring scenario. What was the background? The case had its origins in… Continue Reading

Global bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency group releases the Q3 2022 issue of International Restructuring Newswire

Posted in Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global
Global bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency group releases the Q3 2022 issue of International Restructuring NewswireOur global bankruptcy financial restructuring and insolvency team has released its quarterly International Restructuring Newswire.   Our new issue features articles from the US, the Netherlands, Germany/the UK and Australia to help you stay current on recent developments in restructurings in various jurisdictions around the globe. Hong Kong Court comments on the interplay between the Rule in Gibbs and… Continue Reading

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on award-winning airline restructuring deals

Posted in Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to have advised on the following aviation restructuring transactions, which won awards from Airfinance Journal and Airline Economics: We advised Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) in connection with its pre-negotiated chapter 11 case which won Airfinance Journal’s 2021 Asia-Pacific Deal of the Year and Airline Economics’ 2021 Asia Pacific Restructuring Deal… Continue Reading

Insolvency insights in South Square Digest special edition with INSOL International

Posted in Australia, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global, UK
This special edition of the South Square Digest features collaborative articles with members of INSOL International, with a particular emphasis on transaction avoidance. Read the latest insights from Scott Atkins, Partner and President of INSOL International; Noel McCoy, Partner and member of INSOL International; and Lee Pascoe, Special Counsel and member of INSOL International. Evidence gathering… Continue Reading

Global bankruptcy financial restructuring and insolvency group releases the Q2 2022 issue of International Restructuring Newswire

Posted in Australia, Bankruptcy Courts, Europe, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global, Singapore, US
Our global bankruptcy financial restructuring and insolvency team has released its quarterly International Restructuring Newswire. Our new issue features articles from Singapore, the US, the Netherlands, Canada, Italy and Australia to help you stay current on recent developments in restructurings in various jurisdictions around the globe.   Recent case law developments in Singapore’s restructuring and insolvency laws show… Continue Reading

Omar Salah discusses WHOA in International Insolvency Institute’s Global Perspectives podcast

Posted in Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global
On January 1, 2021, the Act on Court Confirmation of Extrajudicial Restructuring Plans, also referred to as the “Dutch Scheme” or “WHOA” (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord) entered into force. On this episode of Global Perspectives, Omar Salah, a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Amsterdam office, discusses the reasons for the enactment of the WHOA, its key… Continue Reading

Use of public examination powers significantly increased by High Court of Australia

Posted in Australia, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
In Walton v ACN 004 410 833 Limited (formerly Arrium Limited) (In Liquidation) [2022] HCA 3, the High Court of Australia handed down a decision regarding the purposes for which a Court may summon an officer of a corporation for examination about the corporation’s examinable affairs under s 596A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Act).… Continue Reading

Omar Salah appointed as CERIL Conferee

Posted in Europe, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
Prof. Omar Salah, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright’s Amsterdam office, has been appointed as Conferee of the Conference on European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (CERIL). CERIL is a non-profit organisation with a unique independent perspective on developments in restructuring and insolvency systems across Europe. It is a membership organisation of experienced and respected restructuring and… Continue Reading

Norton Rose Fulbright Financial Restructuring and Insolvency group recognized as ‘Practice Group of the Year’ by Law360

Posted in Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, US
Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Financial Restructuring and Insolvency group has been named a 2021 “Practice Group of the Year” in the bankruptcy category by Law360. The recognition is based on noteworthy representations in several significant and complex restructuring matters. Read more about this recognition here.… Continue Reading

Global bankruptcy financial restructuring and insolvency group releases the Q1 2022 issue of International Restructuring Newswire

Posted in Canada, Europe, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, Global, UK, US
Our global bankruptcy financial restructuring and insolvency team has released its quarterly International Restructuring Newswire.   Our new issue features articles from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, the US and the UK to help you stay current on recent developments in restructurings in various jurisdictions around the globe. Steinhoff restructuring: The Dutch suspension of payments as an… Continue Reading

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