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  • Trouble in the supply chain: sub-contractor insolvency

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 10 November 2017

    ​This blog post considers some practical implications from an insurance angle. In September 2017, the UK construction industry contracted for the first time in over a year. With Brexit delaying some investment plans, there is also a degree of uncertainty in the industry, and, of course, the risk that some construction companies may be forced into insolvency.

  • No stay in English proceedings pending outcome of Spanish insolvency proceedings


    Submitted: 05 August 2016

    The Commercial Court finds that an exclusive English jurisdiction clause is a powerful factor in determining to refuse a Spanish SPV’s application for a stay in English proceedings pending the outcome of Spanish insolvency proceedings.

  • Restructuring & insolvency procedures

    Cross Border Guide

    Last Reviewed: 29 June 2016 / Submitted: 11 October 2012

    This microsite provides an overview of the different restructuring and insolvency procedures currently available for companies across England & Wales, Germany and Italy.

  • Trends in digital health Restricted access


    Submitted: 26 May 2016

    This session explores the digital health sector as it currently stands - what digital health is, why it’s important, why investors should care, what Simmons & Simmons are seeing in the market-place and what the risks and challenges are, particularly for investors.

  • Debt restructuring procedures for a closed-ended real estate investment fund


    Submitted: 21 January 2016

    Is it admissible for an investment fund to benefit from debt restructuring procedures as set out by the Italian Bankruptcy Law?

  • Airport charges and the clawback regime


    Submitted: 22 July 2015

    A review of the recent decision by the Milan Court of Appeal in a claw back action involving airport charges​.

  • Spain modifies the Insolvency Law to facilitate the refinancing and restructuring of corporate debt Restricted access


    Submitted: 17 March 2014

    Royal-Decree Law 4/2014, of 07 March, of urgent measures in refinancing and restructuring corporate debt.

  • Distressed M&A in Germany Restricted access


    Submitted: 29 October 2013

    Distressed M&A transactions call for specialised legal knowledge. In March 2012, new German legislation introduced reforms concerning the restructuring of companies faced with insolvency.

  • The duties of a facility agent in syndicated loans - a bullish view Restricted access


    Submitted: 24 October 2013

    The High Court decision in Torre Asset Funding Limited and Another v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc [2013] EWHC 2670 (Ch) (03 September 2013) is important for a number of different reasons but has received publicity primarily because of the light it sheds on the duties of a facility agent in a syndicated loan.

  • No longer sailing towards a point of no return - the decision of the Supreme Court in the Eurosail Case Restricted access


    Submitted: 14 August 2013

    In a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court handed down on 09 May 2013, clarity has been given on the meaning of when insolvency occurs under section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

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