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Hong Kong and PRC Restructuring & Special Situations 2022 Year in Review

Our review of 2022 brings you right up-to-date with the latest developments in restructuring and insolvency law in Hong Kong and the mainland.


Need for operational flexibility may test airlines’ stakeholders in restructurings

Hogan Lovells Partner David Simonds and Counsel Faraz Naqvi, along with Jeremy Halford, formerly with Hogan Lovells, recently authored an article, “Need for Operational Flexibility...


Administrative dissolution without liquidation

On 18 October 2022, a new law introducing the administrative proceedings allowing for a simplified dissolution without liquidation of qualified Luxembourg companies upon request of the...


UK Insolvency: Sticking to the plan

Before the pandemic, a popular way for businesses to cut their operational costs was through a company voluntary arrangement. In the space of a few years, a long line of retailers and other ...


Cross-border enforcement of judgments in Hong Kong and the PRC – a new dawn?

A wide-ranging mechanism allowing for reciprocal enforcement of judgments in mainland China and Hong Kong has come one stage closer with the gazetting on 4 November 2022 of the Mainland...


Continuing or cured? The suspension of swap payments following an event of default may not be unlimited

The High Court of England and Wales has recently provided welcome clarification around the nature of events of default under derivatives contracts governed by the ISDA Master Agreement, in...


Talk the talk – Hong Kong court calls on regulators to enhance investor protection

In Securities and Futures Commission v Sound Global Ltd [2022] HKCFI 3025, the Honourable Madam Justice Linda Chan was forthright in her view that regulators should step up when it comes to ...


Show some respect – Court of Appeal affirms primacy of exclusive jurisdiction clause in bankruptcy proceedings

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal has confirmed that the court should respect the effect of an exclusive jurisdiction clause in bankruptcy proceedings, just as it does in ordinary civil...


Singapore International Commercial Court: Singapore’s latest step in becoming a debt restructuring hub

Since 1 October 2022, the Singapore International Commercial Court now has jurisdiction to hear cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters. In addition, foreign lawyers may be...

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