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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

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

Global bankruptcy financial restructuring and insolvency group releases the Q2 2021 issue of International Restructuring Newswire

Posted in Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, UK, US
This issue of the International Restructuring Newswire surveys recent developments in no fewer than five countries. In the United States, on the 15th anniversary of the enactment of the Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency as Chapter 15, we present our annual survey of new case law in the US. These decisions have far-reaching influence in the… Continue Reading

Litigation trends survey

Posted in Australia, Canada, Europe, Singapore, UK, US
Fieldwork for Norton Rose Fulbright’s sixteenth annual litigation trends survey was conducted in December 2020, providing up-to-date insights on key US disputes trends across a tumultuous year and a look ahead into 2021. View our sixteenth annual litigation trends survey here for insights from 183 corporate counsel on disputes trends, the impact of COVID-19 on… Continue Reading

Scheme update: fees, class composition and forum shopping in Re Codere Finance

Posted in Europe, Latin America, UK
Introduction Spanish gaming company Codere proposed an English scheme of arrangement to restructure over €800 million in existing note debt. As a part of the scheme, Codere agreed to pay fees and provide benefits to an ad hoc sub-committee of noteholders that were not available to all noteholders. The High Court held that those fees… Continue Reading

UK Update: Foreign solvent proceedings not recognised in England under the UNCITRAL model law (as enacted)

Posted in Europe, UK
Introduction In Carter v Bailey and Hutchinson (as foreign representatives of Sturgeon Central Asia Balanced Fund Ltd) [2020] EWHC 123 (Ch), the English High Court found that a foreign solvent liquidation could not be recognised under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 (CBIR) (which enacted the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency in Great Britain). Accordingly,… Continue Reading