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logo Dawn Grocock Legal Analyst, Debtwire

The UK scheme of arrangement will face stiff competition following Brexit and the European Commission’s directive, according to a panel of investors and lawyers at Debtwire’s Germany Forum held at Frankfurt’s Villa Kennedy on Wednesday (13 September). The panel, moderated by Latham & Watkins partner Frank Grell, considered the restructuring routes available to investors; whether the UK scheme will lose its appeal post-Brexit, and what alternative restructuring tools may be available, particularly in light of the EU harmonisation initiative.

logo Robert Schach Managing Editor - Europe, Debtwire

2016 proved to be another challenging year for the restructuring community, mostly as a result of a continued slim pipeline of workouts and distressed opportunities. Hedge fund returns remained well off the pace of their previous years, although bets on commodities, especially oil & gas, paid out handsomely, enabling many funds who had jumped in too early the prior year to make good their previous losses.

In conversation with Daniel Judenhahn about the Scholz takeover

Daniel is leading the debt & capital advisory business within PwC's transaction and restructuring practice in Germany. He advises corporates,creditors and investors in raising, refinancing and restructuring capital in takeover and special situations. He talks to Adelene Lee at the Debtwire Germany Forum about PwC's role in the Scholz takeover. 

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