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Confirmation Denied: Chapter 11 Plan Did Not Satisfy New Value Exception to Absolute Priority Rule Without Market Testing

USA - March 4 2022 When existing interest holders attempt to retain ownership of a chapter 11 debtor after confirmation of a nonconsensual plan of reorganization, the…

Paul M. Green

U.S. Supreme Court Bankruptcy Roundup

USA - March 4 2022 This Term, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted certiorari in Siegel v. Fitzgerald (In re Circuit City Stores, Inc.), 996 F.3d 156 (4th Cir. 2021), cert…

Jane Rue Wittstein

Florida Bankruptcy Court Defers to Brazilian Court in Dismissing Chapter 15 Adversary Proceeding

Brazil, USA - January 14 2022 The foundation of chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code and similar legislation enacted by other countries to govern cross-border bankruptcy cases is…

Dan T. Moss, Corinne Ball, Isel M. Perez, Michael C. Schneidereit

Florida Bankruptcy Court Rules that Foreign Debtor Need Not Have U.S. Residence, Assets, or Place of Business to Be Eligible for Chapter 15 Recognition

USA - January 14 2022 Courts disagree over whether a foreign bankruptcy case can be recognized under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code if the foreign debtor does not reside…

Dan T. Moss, Corinne Ball, Isel M. Perez, Michael C. Schneidereit

Another New York District Court Widens the Bankruptcy Code's Securities Contract Safe Harbor

USA - January 14 2022 In 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit made headlines when it ruled that creditors' state law fraudulent transfer claims arising…

Charles M. Oellermann