Deals analysis

  • Lessons from Southern Cross restructuring

    21 December 2011

    Restructuring solutions are becoming more complex, more expensive and taking longer to implement, according to Clifford Chance’s restructuring team

  • Belvedere case clarifies French insolvency law

    13 October 2011

    A Cour de Cassation’s ruling on the Belvedere case has provided much-needed clarification on the role of the trustee in French insolvency proceedings

  • Landmark Nakheel restructuring features sukuk first

    07 September 2011

    One of the Middle East’s most complex restructurings has completed through the unique use of a sukuk. Lawyers in the region predict the technique will now be used frequently in UAE restructurings

News analysis

  • Why German restructuring reform must be bolder

    08 November 2011

    Countdown has begun to the biggest overhaul of Germany’s insolvency legislation, but lawyers predict more amendments are needed if the proposed reforms are to be effective

  • Four legal tools to restructure Greek debt

    06 October 2011

    The political element of the Greek debt crisis might be riddled with ambiguity, but the legal tools at Europe’s disposal are relatively clear

  • Australia calls for change to international insolvency law

    08 September 2011

    Australia’s lawyers are calling for the United Nations Commission on International Trade (Uncitral) to broaden the scope of the Cross-Border Insolvency Act 2008 (CBIA) to include multinational corporate groups and their subsidiaries

  • EU insolvency harmonisation “a step too far”

    03 August 2011

    Europe’s latest attempt to harmonise aspects of its insolvency laws will face significant cultural and political hurdles, according to a UK partner

  • A fresh start

    11 July 2011

    A new agreement provides hope for companies in trouble in Portugal, but everything rides on its implementation