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No concrete proposal - Hong Kong court calls for debtor companies to show realistic restructuring proposals

A Hong Kong court has reminded debtors of the need to present a credible and realistic restructuring proposal when facing creditors threatening winding up actions. In Re Jiayuan...


Petition barred - Hong Kong CFA confirms primacy of exclusive jurisdiction clause in bankruptcy

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has confirmed a Court of Appeal finding that the court should respect the effect of an exclusive jurisdiction clause in bankruptcy proceedings,...


A whole new world – Hong Kong court declares crypto assets are property and can be held on trust

A Hong Kong court has for the first time declared that cryptocurrencies are property and capable of being held on trust. In a landmark ruling, the Honourable Madam Justice Linda Chan, in Re ...


Foreign exchange - Hong Kong court orders winding up of listco already wound up in Cayman Islands

In another blow to the concept of "soft touch" provisional liquidation, the Court of First Instance has granted an ancillary winding up order against a Hong Kong listed company...


Health and safety training: not just a tick box exercise

Every employer in South Africa has the legal obligation to provide and maintain a safe working environment, as far as is reasonably practicable, which is without risk to the health of...


Parallel lines – Hong Kong Airlines undergoes English and Hong Kong restructuring

Hong Kong’s last remaining independent airline carrier, Hong Kong Airlines Limited has undergone a significant debt restructuring. In parallel proceedings (a restructuring plan in the ...


An unsecured “credit bid” – a first in the UK restructuring market

Hogan Lovells has secured UK High Court approval for a so called “credit bid” in an application by the Special Administrators of Sova Capital Ltd (in special...


Moving in unity – Hong Kong court does away with deed of contribution requirement in sanctioning guarantor's scheme

In Re Unity Group Holdings International Ltd [2022] HKCFI 3419, the Hong Kong court has for the first time sanctioned a scheme of arrangement that releases debts of third-party obligors...


Hong Kong and PRC Restructuring & Special Situations 2022 Year in Review

Our review of 2022 brings you right up-to-date with the latest developments in restructuring and insolvency law in Hong Kong and the mainland.

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