We are constantly reminded that the restructurings of global businesses require legal experience in multiple jurisdictions. Cognizant of the need to stay abreast of developments in major economic centers, we feature articles in this issue on new cross-border developments in Australia, the UK, Canada and the US. 

Given our market-leading experience throughout the world in representing global financial institutions in complex, cross-border restructurings, we are pleased to announce an upcoming video series, the Norton Rose Fulbright Global Restructuring Institute. Led by Howard  Beltzer, the series will include three separate programs, with faculty consisting of senior restructuring lawyers from throughout our network. The first program will tackle general issues in multinational restructurings, including jurisdictional requirements, restructuring options, ancillary foreign proceedings, and the ability to obtain recognition of foreign proceedings. The second program will focus on litigation issues attendant to cross-border restructurings, including lender liability, preferences and fraudulent conveyances, equitable subordination, releases and  cramdown/voting issues. The third program will address corporate and enforcement issues, such as foreclosure and exercise of remedies, credit bidding, corporate governance, and derivative and related transactions. We hope to address the most important and timely issues in the global restructuring arena. Please look for further details in coming weeks.

I would be remiss in not noting the passing of a good friend and one of the titans of the restructuring and insolvency world. Gabriel Moss passed away on March 15. Gabriel was an internationally recognized UK barrister and scholar. We worked with Gabriel on numerous occasions, including as our expert on schemes of arrangement in Hopewell, the landmark recognition case before the late Chief Judge Tina Brozman in the Southern District of New York. Not only did he provide insightful testimony before the court, but his easy-going manner clearly charmed the judge (and we prevailed to boot).

He will be greatly missed.

Howard Seife
Global Head
Financial Restructuring and Insolvency

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Review of jurisdictional issues in recent cross-border schemes of arrangement
April 2019

Re OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan [2018] EWCA Civ 2802
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Seismic shift for lenders to the resource sector: Supreme Court of Canada rules that a company’s environmental liability can rank in priority to secured debt
April 2019

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April 2019



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