GRR Q2 2020
Has it really been six months? Six months since covid-19 reached Europe and six months editing an increasingly busy GRR from my tiny London flat? Restructuring lawyers and advisers the world over started to feel the effects of the pandemic on their workflow almost immediately. They revealed their experiences to us in our new “Covid-19 calls” series of interviews, abridged versions of which appear in this edition.
Meanwhile, governments everywhere rushed to adjust their restructuring and insolvency legislation to deal with covid-19’s fallout. None more so than the UK, which introduced a slew of debtor-friendly measures – anticipated for years – that had been sideline by Brexit. GRR unpicked the new legislation balancing debtor and creditor interests to find out where it shines and where it falls short.
Elsewhere in this magazine, we witness the welcome return of our usual columnists and feature some guest authors on the topics of post-pandemic distressed investment, Russian airline insolvencies, Venezuela and the UK Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bresco. A truly global issue for a truly unprecedented global event.
In this magazine:
- Community News and Global Developments
- A balancing Act
- Covid-19 calls
- Venezuela’s debt restructuring
- The peculiarities of airline insolvency under Russian law
- The road to recovery
- Adjudication in UK construction disputes
- Asset recovery column
- Europe column
- UNCITRAL webinar
- European cross-border restructurings during covid-19
- Issues in aviation insolvencies