Zone of Insolvency

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Helen Coverdale

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UK Supreme Court delivers landmark judgment on directors’ duties when a company faces insolvency

Posted in Europe, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
Why is the decision important? For the first time, the Supreme Court has considered whether there is a common law duty on directors to act in the interests of creditors when a company faces insolvency, but is not yet in an insolvency process (the so-called twilight zone) (the Creditors’ Duty). Unanimously agreeing that such a… Continue Reading

Can restructuring plans strip out third party guarantees?

Posted in Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, UK, Uncategorized
The English High Court has considered whether the new restructuring plan under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) can release claims against third party guarantors. This decision has important implications for guarantors and creditors holding third party security in a restructuring scenario. What was the background? The case had its origins in… Continue Reading