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Scheme hot topics bulletin: part I

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 14 2015

As market participants will know, the English courts have been increasingly willing to accept jurisdiction to sanction schemes in respect of foreign

Horton v Henry: the impact on a trustee in bankruptcy’s power to exercise options on behalf of the bankrupt

  • Burges Salmon LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 13 2015

Raithatha v Williamson extended the scope of an Income Payment Order (IPO) to include a personal pension entitlement which a bankrupt was entitled to

Pension pot luck for English trustees in bankruptcy

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 13 2015

The recent English High Court decision in Horton v Henry 2014 EWHC 4209 (Ch)has conflicted with the earlier decision in Raithatha v Williamson

Income payment orders and approved pension schemes detail v the big picture

  • Teacher Stern
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 13 2015

Is a pension pot beyond the reach of a trustee in bankruptcy? Conflicting High Court decisions reviewed below raise an interesting conflict between

5 new years resolutions for UK insolvency office holders (and their staff)

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 13 2015

In common with most of the population, now is the key time for making those resolutions for 2015. Suggestions appear below! 1. Review your cases -

The future for pensions in bankruptcy - part 2

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 12 2015

In our recent article of 4 November 2014 we referred to a new case where the controversial decision in Raithatha v Williamson would be reconsidered

Stay of winding-up petition under s 9 Arbitration Act: Court of Appeal rules

  • Joseph Hage Aaronson
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 7 2015

The Court of Appeal held that, while section 9 of the Arbitration Act 1996 did not apply to require the stay of a winding-up petition, it would be

Beyond the brown envelope

  • Dentons
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 5 2015

For over 150 years, it has been a principle of English law that if an agent takes a bribe or a secret commission, he is liable to account to his

Uncrystallised pensions benefits can be protected from creditors says High Court

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 29 2014

The High Court has declined to follow an earlier decision and ruled that a trustee in bankruptcy could not gain access to pensions benefits that were

Stand and deliver up obtaining information from third parties under UK Insolvency Act

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 23 2014

The UK court recently considered the extent of s236 Insolvency Act 1986 ("IA 1986") in the case of Re Comet Group Ltd (in liquidation); Khan and