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Post date: Monday, April 29, 2024
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Global investor activity means a sudden increase in interest in the crypto-asset market.

Post date: Monday, April 29, 2024

The days are getting longer, flowers and trees are blooming, and temperatures are rising. Spring is in the air, which also means it’s Annual Spring Meeting time in Washington, D.C. We were excited to see many of you at the conference April 18-20. Below is a summary of what our committee has been up to and the great things we have planned.

Post date: Monday, April 29, 2024

In February, the committee hosted two webinars. The first, on Feb. 14, was the second in the planned webinar series “Directors Duties Across Borders in the Insolvency Zone.” The focus of this webinar was on the Americas. Debra Grassgreen (Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones) moderated the discussion. The panelists were The Hon.

Post date: Monday, April 29, 2024

The English Supreme Court has dismissed an equitable personal claim in knowing receipt brought by Saad Investments Co. Ltd.

Post date: Monday, April 29, 2024

Courts administering India’s insolvency and restructuring law, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC), have been grappling with the challenges posed by corporate group insolvencies.

Post date: Thursday, December 14, 2023

Season’s Greetings from the ABI International Committee leadership. It is hard to believe how quickly pumpkin spice and caramel apples have turned into peppermint mocha and eggnog. The weather is turning colder, and the holidays are quickly approaching. We hope that the end of 2023 brings you time with family and friends, and maybe even a little bit of international travel.

Post date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
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On October 24, 2023, the ABI International Committee hosted the 2023 Cross-Border Insolvency Program at Blank Rome LLP’s Conference Center in Midtown Manhattan. This annual day-long program featured four educational panels and a networking happy hour.

Post date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
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In re Modern Land Receives Honorable Mention

Post date: Thursday, December 14, 2023

The British Virgin Islands Court has reached a different conclusion to the courts of Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Hong Kong in holding that, in certain circumstances, ultimate beneficial bondholders have standing as contingent creditors to make applications for the appointment of liquidators to bond issuers, without the need to show a direct pre-existing contractual relationship with the issuer.

Post date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
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On October 17, the International Committee hosted the initial webinar in its planned series of “Directors’ Duties Across Borders in the Insolvency Zone.” The first episode focused on Europe, with speakers from France (Alexandre Koenig of Stephenson Harwood), Germany (Bernd Meyer-Loewy of Kirkland & Ellis), Ireland (Gemma Freeman of Dentons)


Thu, 2023-08-17

This is the first in a series of webinars that will cover key jurisdictions around the globe, focusing on developments you and your clients need to consider when thinking about bankruptcy-type proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. What you don’t know may hurt your clients, and you can’t just assume that the same rules apply as in the United States. For this first webinar, the panelists will be examining the situation in France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Mon, 2023-06-12

This panel of experts will discuss and analyze asset-recovery issues in cross-border insolvency situations.

Wed, 2023-02-08

On February 8, 2023, Evelyn Meltzer and Kyle Ortiz, co-chairs for the International Committee, co-hosted the 2023 Look Ahead with members of the Asset Sales Committee. Evelyn and Kyle discussed what the committee has been up to as well as future events and speaking and writing opportunities for committee members. Additionally, Evelyn and Kyle discussed hot topics in international insolvencies for 2023. 

Thu, 2023-01-19

Sponsored by ABI's International Committee. India has emerged as a leading insolvency jurisdiction since it enacted its new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) in late 2016. The IBC heralded a new insolvency process, enabling large corporations to reorganize and maximize value. In the six years since, more than 4000 cases have been filed and scores of important Indian companies have been successfully restructured.

Sat, 2022-12-10

This panel will discuss some of the more interesting aspects of the asset-recovery process as it relates to locating foreign assets (i.e., Russian yachts). The panelists also will focus on post-COVID-19 issues, including situations where banks were not monitoring collateral as closely as they should have been and are now having trouble locating said assets and selling them, particularly in international cases where the bankruptcy is abroad but the parties are seeking recognition in the U.S.

Fri, 2017-12-01

Hosted by the International and Legislation Committees: In recent years, multiple jurisdictions have reformed or modernized their insolvency laws, either through incremental amendments or by entirely replacing the legislation. In this session, attendees will hear from practitioners from various jurisdictions about what motivated the decisions to amend their insolvency laws — and how the process unfolded in practice.

Fri, 2016-04-15

People and Assets on the Move Overseas: What You Need to Know to Hold Everything Still and Seize the Assets

Sat, 2015-04-18

Structuring Cross-Border Deals to Protect Creditor Interests

Tue, 2014-09-23

The Business Reorganization Committee held a free committee wide call on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 4 pm ET. The topic was titled "Looking at International Insolvency/Restructurings Through the Bankruptcy Code and Beyond," and featured key speakers, including: Patrick Mohan (Moderator) of Reorg Research (Columbia, S.C.), Rachel Ehrlich Albanese of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (New York).

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