Insolvency and Restructuring News
Scottish firms Burness Paull and Levy & McRae are facing legal action from the liquidators of Heather Capital over their involvement in the collapse of the $400m hedge fund.
William Fry has emerged as the winner of the Irish Department of Finance’s tender to appoint a legal adviser to work on the potential capital restructuring of Ireland’s investments in Allied Irish Banks (AIB).
White & Case has advised logistics and parcel distribution company DX Group on its acquisition of assets from its collapsed competitor City Link.
Gateley, Macfarlanes and Mayer Brown have all played key roles advising on the controversial administration of courier business City Link, which was handed over to EY on Christmas Eve.
Collyer Bristow has settled its dispute with Scottish football club Rangers for £24m, bringing an end to the long-running litigation over fees the firm was paid following a controversial 2011 takeover.
The liquidators of Gibraltar firm Marrache & Co are suing the local branch of accountancy firm Baker Tilly for negligence, breach of duty, conspiracy and dishonest assistance for audit advice given prior to Marrache’s collapse in 2010.
Stephenson Harwood has earned £46,000 from the liquidation of Coventry City Football Club according to recent insolvency filings with Companies House.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Macfarlanes and Forsters are among the firms to advise on the rescue of the Monarch Group by investment firm Greybull Capital.
Dentons has hired a partner and four associates from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWMSJB)’s Paris office in an effort to strengthen its restructuring team, following the departure of two partners earlier this year.
Insolvency and Restructuring Briefings
Indirect partial liquidation — the legal situation in Switzerland download subscription
Swiss resident individuals selling shares in a corporation that are privately held will, instead of a tax-free capital gain, realise income from capital that is partially or fully taxed.
Record-keeping requirements for insolvency practitioners simplified download subscription
On 27 February 2015, the Government passed new laws which will come into force on 1 October 2015, which are intended to simplify an IP’s record-keeping requirements.
Transfer of shares of Cayman companies in liquidation download subscription
In response to a growing number of cases where clients want to sell or transfer shares in a Cayman Island company which is in liquidation, this report clarifies the rules.