Benefits of restructuring over formal proceedings
Benefits of restructuring over formal proceedings

The following Restructuring & Insolvency practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Benefits of restructuring over formal proceedings
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Brexit impact
  • Entry conditions
  • Restructuring compared to formal proceedings and other options
  • Quick fixes—certain problems can be fixed by simple changes, such as:
  • Consensual restructuring:
  • Non-consensual restructuring, using one of the softer formal tools:
  • Formal insolvency:
  • Benefits of restructuring
  • More...

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This content is affected by the proposed changes to UK insolvency laws as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further details, see Practice Note: Reform of UK insolvency laws. For related news, guidance and other coronavirus resources to assist practitioners working on restructuring and insolvency matters, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Restructuring & Insolvency—overview.

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. References to exit day in many Brexit SIs are to be read as reference to IP completion day (Implementation Period completion day, defined in clause 39 as 31 December 2020 at 11.00 pm) (unless that provision is expressly disapplied by the SI in question). For further details, see News Analysis: Brexit—impact of the Withdrawal Agreement and European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 for R&I lawyers and Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources. For further details of the impact on the Recast Regulation on Insolvency, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on Recast Regulation on Insolvency. In particular, for the impact on administrations, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on administration.

We will continue to monitor developments in this respect and throughout the negotiation period and beyond. In the meantime, for further reading on the

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