Practice

Business Restructuring and Insolvency

Not every journey is predictable. Unwanted surprises. Reduced liquidity. Changing global markets.

Representative experience

Advising Kodak Pension Plan as a member of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Eastman Kodak, and exchange of its US$2.8bn of claims for two operating units.

Representing the Indenture Trustee for US$1.0bn of bonds issued by Vitro S.A.B. in cross-border restructuring proceedings in Mexico and the U.S.

General Electric on the sale of its US$23bn global real estate equity and debt portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo, the largest real estate deal since 2007.

Advising agent and security trustee on Apcoa restructuring, including changing governing law and jurisdiction to allow sanction of an English law scheme of arrangement.

Advising one of the liquidity facility providers on the high-profile £2.2bn restructuring of Punch Taverns.

Advising the scheme administrators in relation to the schemes of arrangement for The Orion Insurance Company PLC and The London and Overseas Insurance Company PLC.

Advising the shareholder re. the restructuring of the €200m debt of Rive Defense in the context of a Sauvegarde procedure.

A.T.U. Auto-Teile-Unger Handels GmbH & Co. KG - advising with respect to the financial restructuring of the group and negotiating a bridge financing.

Overall advice concerning insolvency of BenQ Mobile Germany GmbH & Co. OHG including defence against claw back actions.

Advising Haier on its JV with FagorMastercook in Poland and further investigations on insolvency procedures of FagorMastercook Poland and FagorBrandt in France and Spain.

Advising Unicredit and Intesa San Paolo, on arranging new financing for Blue Panorama, authorized by the court and certain credit agreements secured by mortgage on airplanes.

Advising in connection with Onexim's acquisition of stake in UC RUSAL and UC Rusal’s obligations to Onexim in context of proposed global restructuring of UC Rusal’s indebtedness.

Advising The Houston Casualty Company in the refinancing of part of the financial indebtedness of the listed company Codere, S.A. and its group companies.

Advising Banco Bredesco and Banco Votorantim, two of Latin America’s major banks, in concurso mercantil insolvency proceedings of one of Mexico’s largest real estate developers.

Advising Provisional Liquidators of one of China's largest producers of recycled scrap metal, following a winding-up petition presented upon discovery of substantial financial irregularities.

Acting for Bank of China Private Equity in relation to debt restructuring and Cayman and Hong Kong schemes of arrangement for LDK Solar.

Representing significant stakeholder in dual U.S. Chapter 11 - Bahamian Provisional Liquidation cross-border proceedings of $3.6bn Baha Mar hotel and resort project.

Acted as Debtor’s counsel in Chapter 11 and insurance rehabilitation processes for monoline insurer Ambac Financial and Ambac Assurance.

Press Releases

MexCAT Ad Hoc Bondholder Group Concerns Regarding Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation

The ad hoc group of holders of bonds issued by the Mexico City Airport Trust (“MexCAT”) represented by Hogan Lovells (the “MexCAT Ad Hoc Bondholder Group”), together ...

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Press Releases

MexCAT Bondholders form Ad Hoc Group

An ad hoc group of bondholders (the “MexCAT Ad Hoc Bondholder Group”) holding in excess of US$1 billion of bonds issued by the Mexico City Airport Trust (“MexCAT”)...

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Events

10th National SARIPA Conference; on Business Rescue & Insolvency

We are co-sponsoring the annual SARIPA conference which will be chaired by Alex Elliot and co-convened by Haroon Laher.

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Published Works

How guaranteed is a VBS guarantee? Without Prejudice

On 11 March 2018, the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (the SARB), announced that the SARB, in consultation with the Minister of Finance, had placed VBS Mutual Bank (VBS) under...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

New insolvency and bankruptcy law creates opportunities for foreign investment in India Business Restructuring and Insolvency Alert

In 2016, the insolvency and bankruptcy landscape in India was radically overhauled by the introduction of the new Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). In addition to consolidating the...

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