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Phoenix Companies - re-use of company names is a real problem for directors

Section 216 of the Insolvency Act 1986 restricts the use by a Phoenix company or successor business of a similar name or trading style to that of a company in insolvent liquidation. That is well known, as are the exceptions ...


Date: 29th December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA)

A flexible UK insolvency procedure under Part1, Insolvency Act 1986, constituting a statutory contract between the debtor company and its creditors, a CVA requires approval by 75% of the creditors who vote. Usually prepared with the assistance of an insolvency practitioner (the nominee), the arrangement can provide for almost anything to be agreed...


Date: 28th December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton


These pages explain some of the terms in use on this website. If you need an explanation that we don't shown here, please let us know! Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) European Insolvency Regulation ...


Date: 28th December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

Commentary on the German Insolvency Code

I review Dr Eberhard Braun's book "Commentary on the German Insolvency Code" in the Winter 2007 issue of Eurofenix - and below. The book, which Bob Wessels has also reviewed (here), has contributions from some 20 authors from Schultze & Braun. Dr Braun's impressive volume is written in English and runs to almost 3,000 paragraphs of...


Date: 27th December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton


You won't find a lot about personal insolvency on this blog, although I may visit the subject from time to time. If you need help or advice relating to personal debt, I (for fairly obvious reasons) recommend


Date: 26th December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

Rates an administration expense?

The Trident Fashions case brought by Exeter City Council on whether business rates have to be paid in priority to an administrator's remuneration returns to the High Court in February, according to Accountancy Age. Retail insolvencies may be made more difficult if the council wins, which could lead to more out-of-court restructurings or more...


Date: 23rd December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

Americas restructuring & insolvency overview 2007

Excess liquidity across debt markets has provided an abundance of capital for struggling companies and allowed those that may otherwise have restructured to continue operations as usual. Read more in Colin Richardson's article here....


Date: 23rd December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

Some retailers seen struggling after dull Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) - Some retailers, hit by poor Christmas trading, may struggle to pay their December rent bills, forcing them into insolvency or a debt restructuring in the New Year. . . ...


Date: 23rd December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

Schefenacker Restructuring

Schefenacker AG, the €930m turnover automotive parts group manufacturing rear-view mirrors with 7,900 employees in 33 locations worldwide, which was founded in Esslingen (near Stuttgart), Germany in 1935, has become Schefenacker PLC with a registered office in Portsmouth, UK. (Were some reports of the company moving to Brighton a...


Date: 21st December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

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