In this magazine, we present coverage of November’s GRR Live London, which wrestled with the various issues facing the UK’s place in the insolvency and restructuring world in light of Brexit and recent huge leaps in the sophistication of foreign regimes.
A keynote speech for Justice Richard Snowden, a lively roundtable session, and our own take on the BBC’s Question Time discussion forum made for a busy but invigorating conference that fully lived up to our mantra for the day: “less talk, more conversation”. Our thanks again to chairs Susan Moore from Stephenson Harwood and Graham Lane form Willkie Farr and Gallagher for helping to make it such as success.
Of course, the autumn months are a peak season for conferences, so alongside coverage of our own event we have some detailed reporting from the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Washington, DC; the INSOL Europe annual congress; and Pinsent Masons’ Restructuring and Insolvency Conference in London.
Elsewhere in this edition you’ll find a survey of third party funding in insolvency litigation, which offers “fact files” on seven funders who are active in this growing market. As the market grows in future we hope to keep these files up to date and deepen their store of information, so as to provide a useful resource to lawyers and IPs when considering funding arrangements.
Susan Moore also contributes a piece on two important decisions handed down by the Hong Kong courts in the cases of Winsway Enterprises Holdings and Kaisa Group Holdings. Elsewhere in Asia, Mark Fucci and Naomi Moore take a look at China’s insolvency system in light of recent onshore bankruptcies of Chinese subsidiaries belonging to offshore companies.
Alongside these articles we have columns from our regular contributors: Bob Wessels looks at new and proposed European rules for insolvency practitioners, while Andrew Shutter comments on sovereign debt restructuring in the face of pari passu injunctions.
In this magazine:
- GRR Live London: Less Talk, More Conversation
- Is it the Structure? Chinese onshore bankruptcies and offshore bond default
- New UAE Bankruptcy Law: Summary and highlights
- Scheming in Hong Kong: Court hands down Winsway and Kaisa decisions
- Ronin Development Corporation: an American company which entered into administration in the UK
- A Rising Tide: Third-party funding in insolvency litigation
- Europe: If you’re the IP, I’m the Pifor
- Sovereign Debt: Sidestepping the pari passu injunction
- Asset Recovery: Challenges in cross-border relief and asset recovery as to individuals and holding companies
- INSOL Europe: Risky business
- Singapore’s 3rd Regional Insolvency Conference Roundup
- IBA Washington, DC: 15 years of the UNCITRAL Model Law