Andreas Ziegenhagen, European Head of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy at Dentons tells us where he sees European restructuring heading in the next 12 months and what he learned from the past year.
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.
This webinar goes through the events that led to Agrokor filing under new special process, hurriedly voted through by the Croatian government, and to look at current state of play as well as highlight questions that bondholders and potential investors need to be asking. Led by Chris Haffenden, Nick Smith-Saville and Elena Shutova
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.