Whether you’re a bank or other lending institution, a private equity company, investment fund, creditor, retailer, healthcare supplier, charity, commercial organisation or a restructuring expert, our specialist business restructuring team advises on all issues and disputes around the restructuring of companies, schemes of arrangements, company voluntary arrangements as well as formal insolvency work, involving administrations, receiverships, liquidations and bankruptcies.
"Their strengths are the quality of work and technical knowledge."– Client testimonial via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500
In many situations, we begin our assignments by advising directors on their obligations and duties through to restructuring debts of companies in ways that are innovative, realistic and achievable.
Both in the UK and Europe, our talented team uses its understanding of commercial needs across the sectors to take a decisive, innovative, collaborative approach.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 Match 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
A discussion of the responses received to the Corporate Insolvency Framework review.
A summary of the main areas of change in the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016
DWF has been successful at the High Court, defending an Austrian entrepreneur against a multi-million pound claim by a former investment banker.
The long awaited Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 finally came into force on 1 August 2016 and replaces the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 1930. This is a welcome and long overdue amendment to the law, streamlining claims against insurers where there is an insolvent/dissolved insured.