GRR Q3 2020
A year on since covid-19 patient zero was identified in the UK, the impacts of the pandemic on health and the economy show no signs of abating in this part of the world. It was a relief, then, to hear from Canadian practitioners in our latest Worked Out survey that it’s the fledgling cannabis industry and not the coronavirus that is keeping them on their toes.
In this edition, we also look back at the restructuring of Perth-headquartered Congolese miner Tiger Resources, whose Australian parent completed the first common-law guarantor’s scheme of arrangement last year and dodged a bullet in the form of the Gibbs rule. GRR spoke to people on the ground to find out why the novel scheme has perhaps opened up more questions that it answered. We also present our latest Heads-Up interview with Duff & Phelps’ head of UK advisory David Fleming, whom GRR caught up with days after his firm announced a major acquisition, of Asia and Caribbean-focused Borelli Walsh.
Elsewhere, it’s a bumper edition for guest commentators, with contributions from Akin Gump, Harneys, Mayer Brown and Shearman & Sterling. We also have our regular Europe and asset recovery columns, and we bring you coverage of two very special online events featuring guest stars: the American Bankruptcy Institute’s interview panel with former US president Bill Clinton, and IWIRC’s fireside chat with the English High Court’s Mr Justice Snowden.
In this magazine:
- Community News and Global Developments
- Smoking hot: Canada Worked Out
- Names to know in Canada
- No guarantees: Tiger Resources Unpacked
- Heads-Up: David Fleming at Duff & Phelps in Manchester
- Using a scheme to unlock value for all creditors
- Altair Asia
- Legal liberalisation and the covid-19 pandemic
- Abu Dhabi Global Market
- Europe & Asset recovery columns
- IWIRC London online fireside chat
- American Bankruptcy Institute: International Insolvency Forum