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Small Business Reorganization Act Signed Into Law—A New Frontier for Small Business Bankruptcies

On August 26, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act (“SBRA”)  into law.  The SBRA is scheduled to take effect on February 22, 2020.  As we previously reported, the SBRA offers small businesses with aggregate liabilities that do not exceed $2,725,625 the opportunity to resolve their outstanding debts through a condensed and price‑conscious … Continue Reading

When do the Hong Kong Courts have jurisdiction to make a bankruptcy order against a foreign debtor?

Hong Kong is known to be an international business hub, and also serves as a gateway to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has over 65 countries participating in developing infrastructure and investment initiatives between East Asia and Europe. High value transactions are commonplace and one way to protect the interests of Hong Kong businesses … Continue Reading

Trade Talks: the UK’s trade relationship with its key international partners post-Brexit

Over the last 12 months Squire Patton Boggs have been involved in video interviews and roundtable meetings with experts from our global network of business leaders, to enable us to provide guidance to our clients on the economic and political issues they are likely to face in trading internationally post Brexit. The key jurisdictions that we have looked … Continue Reading

German Federal Civil Court strengthens Leasing Receivables Securitisation, Factoring and Asset Based Lending in the Lessor’s Insolvency

In Germany, securitization SPVs, factoring companies and asset based lenders take security over the leased assets owned by the leasing company by way of a security transfer of title. However, in all cases of a leasing company’s insolvency where the leasing company has still possession of the assets, the owner of the security in the … Continue Reading

Contracts via email – potential pitfalls

A recent decision of the High Court (Goel and another v Grant and another [2017] EWHC 2688 (Ch)) has provided a useful reminder that care must be taken when administrators enter into pre-contract negotiations and the risk of inadvertently entering into a binding contract before terms are finalised. It also deals with the risks of disposing … Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

eSquire Global Crossings will be on holiday until the New Year.  We look forward in 2018 to continuing to bring our readers observations and insights on significant restructuring and insolvency issues, cases and developments from the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and around the world.  We wish everyone a happy holiday and a great New … Continue Reading

Bitcoin is doomed. Long live the blockchain

As part of our series on blockchains and cryptocurrencies, John Danahy, a partner in Squire Patton Boggs’ London office, explores the recent meteoric rise in the value of Bitcoins, the potential for their collapse and the systemic risk posed to the larger economy. Click here to read his article.… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

eSquire Global Crossings will be on holiday until the New Year.  We look forward in 2016 to continuing to bring our readers observations and insights on significant restructuring and insolvency issues, cases and developments from the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and around the world.  We wish everyone a happy holiday and a great … Continue Reading
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