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Welcome to issue #7 of our Arrium Series, where senior members of the Baker McKenzie team involved in the successful defence of proceedings against the former CFO, former Treasurer and other former employees of the Arrium Group, consider key issues arising in those and related insolvent trading proceedings and from the judgment handed down on 17 August 2021.[1] A summary of the relevant background to the Arrium proceedings, some key terms and the key issues…

Welcome to issue #6 of our Arrium Series, where senior members of the Baker McKenzie team involved in the successful defence of proceedings against the former CFO, former Treasurer and other former employees of the Arrium Group, consider key issues arising in those and related insolvent trading proceedings and from the judgment handed down on 17 August 2021.[1] A summary of the relevant background to the Arrium proceedings, some key terms and the key issues…

Welcome to issue #5 of our Arrium Series, where senior members of the Baker McKenzie team involved in the successful defence of proceedings against the former CFO, former Treasurer and other former employees of the Arrium Group, consider key issues arising in those and related insolvent trading proceedings and from the judgment handed down on 17 August 2021.[1] A summary of the relevant background to the Arrium proceedings, some key terms and the key issues…

Welcome to issue #4 of our Arrium Series, where senior members of the Baker McKenzie team involved in the successful defence of proceedings against the former CFO, former Treasurer and other former employees of the Arrium Group, consider key issues arising in those and related insolvent trading proceedings and from the judgment handed down on 17 August 2021.[1] A summary of the relevant background to the Arrium proceedings, some key terms and the key issues…

Welcome to issue #3 of our Arrium Series, where senior members of the Baker McKenzie team involved in the successful defence of proceedings against the former CFO, former Treasurer and other former employees of the Arrium Group, consider key issues arising in those and related insolvent trading proceedings and from the judgment handed down on 17 August 2021.[1] A summary of the relevant background to the Arrium proceedings, some key terms and the key issues…

Welcome to issue #2 of our Arrium Series, where senior members of the Baker McKenzie team involved in the successful defence of proceedings against the former CFO, former Treasurer and other former employees of the Arrium Group, consider key issues arising in those and related insolvent trading proceedings and from the judgment handed down on 17 August 2021.[1] A summary of the relevant background to the Arrium proceedings, some key terms and the key issues…

The Arrium proceedings On 17 August 2021, following a 38 day hearing involving 30 parties, nine law firms, over 35 Counsel, 40 witnesses, hundreds of thousands of documents and thousands of pages of written submissions, the New South Wales Supreme Court (Ball J) handed down its judgment dismissing two related proceedings brought by different lenders (or assignees from lenders) against combinations of the former CFO, former Treasurer, former Acting Treasurer and former Treasury and Finance…

In brief On 14 May 2021, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and the Hong Kong government agreed a framework (“Framework”) for judicial cooperation in corporate insolvency and debt restructuring. Under the Framework: A Mainland bankruptcy administrator may apply to the Hong Kong High Court for recognition of and assistance to Mainland bankruptcy proceedings.A Hong Kong liquidator or provisional liquidator may apply to the Intermediate People’s Court at a designated pilot area for recognition of and…

In brief We have seen a noticeable increase in the prevalence and sophistication of cyber fraud incidents in recent years. This has led to a substantial rise in civil recovery actions, and as a result, we now have the benefit of key learnings from recent decisions by the Hong Kong Courts and other jurisdictions. This alert discusses some of the common themes and challenges victims of fraud may face in civil recovery actions, particularly in…

In brief Boardroom battles are becoming more common in Hong Kong, particularly in a listed company context. A boardroom can be a place where individuals with the best intentions for a company can exchange views, but it can also be a hotbed for conflict when disagreements arise. A recent Court of First Instance judgment sets out some reminders of the cardinal principles which an applicant in a boardroom battle should observe in an ex parte…