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International regulatory update 18 - 22 May 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 27 2015

The Regulation will enter into force and apply from 8 June 2015, except for certain provisions which will apply either six months or one year after

Contractual ramifications of conditional fee arrangements for office-holders
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2015

The High Court’s recent judgment in Stevensdrake Ltd -v- Stephen Hunt & Others highlights the need for Insolvency Practitioners to make sure that

Directors beware! Increased risk of breach of duty and wrongful trading
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2015

Over the past 15 years or so, one of the most commonly recurring themes in my practice has been advising both insolvency practitioners and directors

Creditor bankruptcy threshold rises to £5,000 from 1 October 2015, but why?
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 2 2015

The news in January of this year that the government planned to increase the bankruptcy petition threshold to £5,000 (subject to parliamentary

No privilege in legal advice in a transaction to defraud creditors
  • A&L Goodbody
  • United Kingdom
  • September 8 2015

The English High Court in London Borough of Brent v Kane 2014 EWHC 4564 has held that legal advice taken in relation to various transactions which

VGG decision provides further guidance on the use of an English Scheme to restructure a group of foreign companies
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2015

Following a long line of cases preceding it, the English court in Re Van Gansewinkel Groep BV (‘VGG’) has sanctioned a (solvent) English scheme of

Void property transactions: my seller turned out to be insolvent but I paid market value, so why am I being sued?
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2015

Most people who deal in property regularly will be very aware of the risk of acquiring a property for less than its true value if it turns out that

How close is your COMI
  • Pitmans LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2015

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case of The Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme -v- Olympic

JV counterparty distress
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2015

The slide and volatility in the oil price over the past few months has been dramatic and whilst many companies will be well positioned to weather the

The English High Court finds that arbitration clause “trumps” Insolvency Rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2015

The case of Philpott & Orton v Lycee Francais Charles De Gaulle School serves as a welcome reminder that the English court will strictly enforce