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Corporate recovery, restructuring & insolvency

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act & Finance Act 2020: the practical effects of the UK insolvency law reforms

At a time when the world is expected to be hit by a wave of insolvencies and restructurings due to the pandemic, the new UK insolvency law reforms set out in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and the Finance Act 2020 have been introduced at exactly the right time.

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30 September 2020 // 5.00 - 6.00pm

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It is vital that stakeholders of all kinds, from secured and unsecured creditors to companies and their directors, have a clear understanding of what these important changes to the law will mean for them.

In this webinar presented for Lexology, legal experts from Collyer Bristow’s corporate recovery, restructuring and insolvency team will discuss the practical effects of these insolvency law reforms. In particular the speakers will consider the following questions:

  • Will the new moratorium and restructuring plan be widely used and what will be the most likely scenarios for their use?
  • Will the changes be supported by the insolvency profession?
  • Will the reforms be to the benefit of debtor companies and their creditors – and could they be abused?
  • Who will be the winners and losers among fixed charge holders, floating charge holders, unsecured creditors?
  • What will be the effect of the return of crown preference and the prohibition of ipso facto clauses?
  • Will the reforms have the desired effect of enhancing the rescue culture?

Event speakers

Robin Henry

Robin Henry

Collyer Bristow

Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution Services

Dispute resolution

Ryan Lynch

Ryan Lynch

Collyer Bristow

Senior Associate

Dispute resolution