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High Court Decision in Norske Skog: Puh! (Norwegian for Phew!)

Ruling confirms majority noteholder should not be disenfranchised from voting By Simon J. Baskerville, Sophie J. Lamb QC, Bradley J. Weyland, and Eleanor M. Scogings The English High Court held that it had jurisdiction in a cross-border dispute involving the Norske Skog group (Norske Skog), and confirmed that a majority noteholder did not “control” the … Continue Reading

UK Restructuring Scheme Case Study: Guiding Bibby Offshore Into Safe Waters

UK-based offshore and subsea oil & gas services company solidifies its position and completes ownership transfer to noteholders in major company milestone. By John Houghton and Marc Hecht The recent Bibby Offshore recapitalisation[1] is as fair and equitable a restructuring as the media has seen, offering creditors an example of what an effective restructuring requires. This … Continue Reading

Changes to Italian Banking Law Promotes Creditor-Friendly Bankruptcy and Restructuring

By Andrea Novarese, Marcello Bragliani, Antonio Distefano and Davide Rallo The so called “Banks Decree” Decree (Law Decree no. 59/2016, hereinafter the “Decree”), published on the Official Gazette and converted into Law no. 199/2016, has recently entered into force. The main purpose of the Decree is to grant a partial reimbursement to investors of few local … Continue Reading

‘Fit for 50’ – Restructurings Likely as Oil Industry Enters New Normal

By Simon Tysoe Prior to the recent collapse in oil values, prices existed at over $100 a barrel for over three years. It made the economics of oil exploration, production and sale comparatively straightforward, but embedded costs into the industry. More recently, a dip in demand and Saudi Arabia’s decision to maintain its production levels … Continue Reading

Spain’s Improved Insolvency Regime Gains Momentum

By Ignacio Pallares Recent piece-meal amendments to the Spanish Insolvency Act 2003 seem to have cumulated into a restructuring solution that is starting to be considered predictable, quick and fair, especially when compared to the pre-amendment system. With its new restructuring approach, which shares many of the same characteristics as an English Scheme of Arrangement, … Continue Reading

A New Wave of CIS Restructurings Poses Unique Challenges

By Ragnar Johannesen While the CIS nations have recently provided a multitude of sizeable restructuring cases, the region’s dominant force, Russia, has stood up reasonably well to lengthy economic decline, economic sanctions and the collapse of oil and gas prices. There are now signs however, that its complex troubles are pushing certain companies towards a … Continue Reading

European Restructuring Landscape Improves with Multiple Reforms

By Herve Diogo Amengual, Frank Grell, Helena Potts and Andrea Novarese In light of the UK’s cram down and director-friendly processes, in particular its scheme of arrangement model, major European economies such as France, Germany and Italy have worked hard to develop regimes that give greater emphasis to pre-insolvency alternatives. These new regimes create cram down … Continue Reading
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