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Ireland to adopt ‘Alternative A’ insolvency remedies set out in Cape Town Convention
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • October 1 2014

The State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014 (the "Act") was signed into law on 27 July 2014. The Act is further evidence of the Irish


Should the UK adopt Cape Town’s Alternative A Insolvency regime? Lessons from the US and Canada
  • Dentons
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 11 2014

The UK is consulting on whether to incorporate Cape Town’s Alternative A insolvency regime into English law. Alternative A is based on s 1110 of


Court rejects claim that fractional-share owner holds an interest in operator’s entire fleet
  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2015

The bankruptcy of fractional-share operator Avantair triggered a dispute regarding exactly what property its fractional-share owners held. Like other


The legislative “black hole” in aircraft creditors’ rights in Canada: Pre-Cape Town Convention interests
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • May 27 2014

The entry of the Cape Town Convention into force under Canadian law is a positive step, but has led to a legislative "black hole" in the protection


Recent restructuring case law developments
  • FRORIEP
  • Switzerland
  • June 21 2013

The Zurich High Court recently dismissed a liability claim initiated by the liquidator of Swissair against former members of Swissair's board of directors


EU political update: 8 - 12 December 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • December 9 2014

As of 1 December 2014, the normal powers of the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union apply to criminal matters in the


Creditor's claim for attorney fees not entitled to secured status
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2014

The "American rule" is a well-defined legal principle applied by courts throughout the United States that holds each party to a dispute responsible


Supreme Court decides Olympic Airlines case and the meaning of establishment for European regulation on insolvency
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • May 12 2015

On 29 April the English Supreme Court declined an appeal by The Trustees of a pension scheme in relation to Olympic Airlines SA, the former


When the pension is not protected by the protection fund
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

In the United Kingdom, the Pension Protection Fund ("PPF") is the safety net for the employee members of a defined benefit pension plan or scheme


Repossession - practical steps and pointers
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • January 22 2015

The process of repossession will involve complex issues of fact and law. Each one is different depending upon the jurisdiction involved, the approach