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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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Date: 20th December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

Liquidators’ fees under scrutiny

Although occurrences remain rare, judicial scrutiny of liquidators' fees is increasing in common law jurisdictions where traditionally the courts have only become involved to resolve disputes. A recent Privy Council decision is reported at the Cayman Islands Heaven news site and the judgement is available in full here from the British and...


Date: 11th December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

To whom do I blog?

This is a business blog, but who is the intended audience? Most posts will suit fellow professionals - clients or referrers. Some will suit current or prospective corporate clients. And the odd post might be just for you - if you happen to share my interests! Remember who you...


Date: 4th December, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

What do I blog?

A blog is a fact notebook, illustrated with opinions and woven with conversations. Well, that's the plan: if I jot you might find it useful and may even comment. :-)...


Date: 24th November, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

European Insolvency Regulation: Secondary Liquidators’ Obligations to Creditors

A secondary liquidator has to tell all the debtor's creditors about the secondary proceedings and must pass to the main liquidator details of any creditors the main liquidator may not know about, so that the main liquidator can notify them of the main proceedings. For example, a Hungarian liquidator (appointed in territorial proceedings) learns...


Date: 18th November, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

European Insolvency Regulation: Territorial and Secondary Proceedings

The reach of territorial and secondary proceedings is restricted, but I think it important to note that the restriction is partial. In relation to non-main proceedings and the territory in which they were opened: The effect of those proceedings shall be restricted to the assets of the debtor situated in the territory of the latter Member State....


Date: 17th November, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

Pension Scheme Failure or Rescue?

Filing s120 (Pensions Act 2004) notices with the Pension Protection Fund is now commonplace for insolvency practitioners. Where there is a defined benefit scheme, most go on to report scheme failure - or occasionally rescue. But what if there is no liability, perhaps because despite the employer's insolvency the scheme was exceedingly well funded...


Date: 8th November, 2006
Author: Chris Laughton

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