Restructuring and Insolvency in a crisis — Is keeping calm & carrying on enough?

Restructuring and Insolvency in a crisis — Is keeping calm & carrying on enough?

 

As part of our sector-focused series, we have curated the key resources and points you need to know from this quarter’s legal updates. Understand the key news stories, practice notes, precedents and other content specific to the restructuring and insolvency sector.

 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill—a view from the restructuring and insolvency profession

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill was published on 20 May 2020. Frances Coulson, head of insolvency and litigation at Moon Beever LLP considers the Bill from a restructuring and insolvency perspective. Read more…

 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill—moratorium

On 20 May 2020, the government released details of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. We look at the provisions relating to the new standalone moratorium process, including how the process may be commenced, extended and challenged. Read more…

 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill—restructuring plan provisions

On 20 May 2020, the Government released details of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. We look in particular at the provisions relating to the new restructuring plan, including which companies are eligible, cross-cram down and other voting provisions as well as the court’s involvement. Read more…

 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill—temporary changes to the wrongful trading regime

This News Analysis looks at the proposed changes to the wrongful trading regime introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. Read more…

 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill—restrictions on ipso facto clauses

On 20 May 2020, the government published the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. This News Analysis looks at the proposed changes to ensure the continuity of essential supplies to companies subject to an insolvency or restructuring event and to restrict contractual termination provisions on insolvency (ipso facto clauses). Read more…

 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill—temporary changes to winding-up petition

This News Analysis looks at the proposed temporary changes to winding-up petitions introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. Read more…

 

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Having received its first reading in the House of Commons on

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About the author:

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined the Restructuring and Insolvency team at Lexis®PSL in September 2014 from Shoosmiths LLP, where he was a senior associate in the restructuring and insolvency team.

Primarily focused on contentious and advisory corporate and personal insolvency work, Stephen’s experience includes acting for office-holders on a wide range of issues, including appointments, investigations and the recovery and realisation of assets (including antecedent transaction claims), and for creditors in respect of the impact on them of the insolvency of debtors and counterparties.