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No business is immune to financial crisis, especially in today’s challenging trading environment. Whether you are a stakeholder in a distressed business or an insolvency practitioner you need a proactive legal team who can provide concise, practical and effective advice, which will often need to take into account the international dimensions of a modern business.
Our highly experienced insolvency team has been involved in some of the world’s largest insolvencies and is used to working with other teams across a wide range of disciplines and sectors, both domestically and internationally. From reorganisation and reconstruction to administrations and liquidations, our partner led service is focused on finding a solution to your problems.
Our experience – we have represented insolvency practitioners and creditors in many time critical cases where speed and depth of knowledge is essential. Our team rapidly deploy lawyers who have experience in both domestic and international insolvencies.
Regional, national and international client base - including insolvency practitioners, LPA receivers and all stakeholders of a distressed business ranging from directors to shareholders and investors to suppliers and customers.
Specialist lawyers - who can draw on expertise from other disciplines within the firm including real estate, tax,corporate, regulatory and environmental teams.
Access to an international network of advisors - through our membership of Pangea Net.
Recognised as a tier one firm - for insolvency in both Chambers and Legal 500.
Industry members - Association of Business Recovery Professionals, Insolvency Lawyers Association and Institute of Credit Management.
Involved in high profile reported decisions - concerning domestic and cross-border insolvencies, for example Re Permacelland Picard v Primeo.
Managing global insolvencies - across numerous jurisdictions.
An overview of the prospects of recovering legal costs in an adjudication and the apparent conflict between the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (the Late Payment Act) and the Construction Act.
Parties continue to advance innovative arguments in an attempt to prevent the enforcement of adjudication awards.
The session will cover steps that should be taken to protect you and your business, and six practical points for directors in both solvent and insolvent circumstances.
Following our first bulletin on the proposed Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims, a second consultation has now opened following the criticism of the first draft.
Praised for its "excellent level of service".
Advising a haulier who exercised a lien for millions of pounds owed in outstanding fees from a high profile retailer in administration resulting in substantial recovery for the haulier.
Advising a Guernsey based investment vehicle in connection with the reorganisation of the UK group in which it had invested and its options to enforce its security over the shares in the solvent part of that group.
We are the only UK law firm representing the Trustee of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC in connection with his English proceedings to recover billions of dollars from Madoff’s feeder funds. We are also acting for the Trustee across borders on a wider series of claims in the BVI, Bermuda, Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands and New York.
Acting for an NHS trust on the insolvency and successful restructure of a subsidiary company where the subsidiary was losing money and there were questions over its corporate governance. The business was saved by being hived up to the Trust.
Advising on the validity of the appointment of administrators by the holder of a qualifying floating charge and the effect of defects in that security.
Representing a consortium of South American investors who were owed millions of dollars following the special administration of the FX company, Boston Prime Limited.
In the case of Sands v Layne  the Court of Appeal was asked to consider a court’s discretionary power under section 375(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986.
A bankrupt who failed to annul a Bankruptcy Order on the basis that the necessary formalities for credit card agreements had not been complied with has been refused permission to appeal that decision.
The Court of Appeal has declined to follow the controversial decision in Raithatha v Williamson which allowed a Trustee in Bankruptcy to compel a bankrupt to elect to draw pension entitlements.
In the case of Primeo Fund (in official liquidation) v Herald Fund SPC (in official liquidation), the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal considered an appeal by Herald from the Grand Court’s first instance decision.
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