Although 2016 has lacked the massive, transnational bankruptcies that the Great Recession gave us, it has provided its own poignant reminders of how interconnected countries and economies can be. The outcome of the Brexit vote caused waves as companies tried to figure out how, or if, they could invest in the EU and the U.K. in the future. The outcome of the U.S.
Under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code, recognition of a foreign proceeding is required to obtain a stay of proceeding against the property of the foreign debtor located in the United States, to entrust such property to the representative of the foreign debtor, and to receive other important protections and rights.
In what is often viewed a rudimentary inquiry, recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings under chapter 15 can be a closely scrutinized affair. In In re Creative Finance Ltd. (In Liquidation), 543 B.R. 498 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2016), Judge Robert E.
This article outlines the legislative framework behind and briefly describes the process of a bankruptcy proceeding, the Canadian equivalent of a chapter 7 filing in the U.S. Proposals under the BIA and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, the Canadian equivalents to a chapter 11 filing in the U.S., will be dealt with in a subsequent article.
On Nov. 13, 2015, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Glenn issued a memorandum opinion in In re Vivaro Corp., et al. with the following rulings: (1) a claim objection against a foreign entity may be served by U.S.
As the U.S. economy continues to limp along, six years after the official end of the Great Recession, it has become painfully clear that the world economy is highly interdependent. The ability of any one country to improve its own lot is limited by the conditions in other countries and the actions (or lack of actions) being taken in those countries. This is true not only of regulators and central bank officials, but of companies and industries as well: The U.S.
Europe has struggled during the last several years to triage a long series of critical blows to the economies of the 28 countries that comprise the European Union, as well as the collective viability of the 19 eurozone economies. Here we provide a snapshot of some recent changes implemented by certain European nations aimed at modernizing their respective insolvency laws to promote rehabilitation of ailing enterprises wherever possible and to level the playing field for stakeholders.
The oil boom is over. This is not an earth-shattering statement, given that we are now nearly a year into the precipitous price collapse of oil, which began in November 2014, with the price for a barrel of WTI crude oil falling from the $100 region to the $40-$50 range recently. With lots of supply, sketchy demand, and only small and slow cut backs in production, it is unclear (read: unlikely) whether oil prices will rise any time soon.
A recent foreign recognition of a bankruptcy proceeding case out of Nova Scotia, Canada, has brought to light the situation where a Canadian company moves to the U.S., seeks protection under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and then seeks to impose that stay on creditors from its former home. Not surprisingly, it didn’t get very far with the Canadian court.
Greetings! Welcome to the October newsletter for the International Committee. We trust you will find it informative and useful.
As described below, we have partnered with the Secured Credit Committee for a presentation at the Winter Leadership Conference. Please consider attending the WLC. Not only is our panel certain to be entertaining, but the WLC provides a great opportunity to network and socialize with your colleagues throughout the industry.