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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (UK)

United Kingdom - June 11 2020 In our April newsletter, we noted that the UK Government had announced proposed changes to insolvency laws. On 20 May 2020, the Corporate Insolvency...

Jan Etwell, Scott Abel, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Peter Niven, Myles O'Brien, Matthew Triggs, Luke Sizer, Annie Cao, Maddie Harris, Scott Barker, David Perry, Willie Palmer.

Administrators adopt employment contracts during COVID-19 outbreak

New Zealand, United Kingdom - June 11 2020 The English Court of Appeal in Re Debenhams Retail Ltd 2020 EWCA Civ 600 recently considered the inter-relationship between the UK Government's...

Jan Etwell, Scott Abel, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Peter Niven, Myles O'Brien, Matthew Triggs, Luke Sizer, Annie Cao, Maddie Harris, Scott Barker, David Perry, Willie Palmer.

COVID-19 Response (Further Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020

New Zealand - June 11 2020 The Government has passed an omnibus bill which introduced amendments that will assist New Zealand to respond to the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19...

Jan Etwell, Scott Abel, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Peter Niven, Myles O'Brien, Matthew Triggs, Luke Sizer, Annie Cao, Maddie Harris, Scott Barker, David Perry, Willie Palmer.

Liquidators beware - excessive fees and conduct will be scrutinised by the Court

New Zealand - June 11 2020 The High Court, in Quinn v Toon 2020 NZHC 816, confirmed that only the reasonable costs of the liquidators will be recoverable...

Jan Etwell, Scott Abel, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Peter Niven, Myles O'Brien, Matthew Triggs, Luke Sizer, Annie Cao, Maddie Harris, Scott Barker, David Perry, Willie Palmer.

Administrators relieved of personal liability for rent during COVID-19 pandemic

New Zealand - June 11 2020 The Federal Court of Australia in Strawbridge (Administrator), in the matter of CBCH Group Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) (No 2) 2020 FCA 472...

Jan Etwell, Scott Abel, David Broadmore, Kelly Paterson, Oliver Gascoigne, Peter Niven, Myles O'Brien, Matthew Triggs, Luke Sizer, Annie Cao, Maddie Harris, Scott Barker, David Perry, Willie Palmer.