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Scotland

Burness Paull and Levy & McRae face legal action over collapse of $400m hedge fund

20-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

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.

Dublin

William Fry wins Irish government tender for restructuring of AIB

13-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

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).

CityLink

White & Case picks up DX mandate on acquisition of City Link assets

9-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

White & Case has advised logistics and parcel distribution company DX Group on its acquisition of assets from its collapsed competitor City Link.

CityLink

Gateley, Macfarlanes and Mayer Brown deliver as City Link goes into administration

6-Jan-2015 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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.

football

Collyer Bristow settles Rangers fight for £24m

21-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

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. 

Gibralter

Marrache liquidators sue Baker Tilly for £28m in bid to recoup lost client funds

20-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

football

Stephenson Harwood earns £46,000 from Coventry City Football Club liquidation

14-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Stephenson Harwood has earned £46,000 from the liquidation of Coventry City Football Club according to recent insolvency filings with Companies House. 

Aeroplane

Raft of UK firms jump aboard Monarch’s bumper restructuring deal

28-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Macfarlanes and Forsters are among the firms to advise on the rescue of the Monarch Group by investment firm Greybull Capital.

Paris

Dentons picks up KWMSJB Paris restructuring team

24-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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.

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Indirect partial liquidation — the legal situation in Switzerland download subscription

Bär & Karrer 31-Mar-2015

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

Gateley 26-Mar-2015

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

Ogier 25-Mar-2015

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.

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Oil

Special report: Insolvency – The spillover effect

19-Jan-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Collapsed oil prices and Ebola have hit businesses hard, while European plans to copy UK restructuring tools could challenge British courts’ dominant role.

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Akin means business in the City

22-Sep-2014

Like a python after swallowing an antelope, Akin Gump London may want to rest a while.

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