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Pre-Pack Sales to Connected Parties – FAQs (UK)

From 30 April 2021, an administrator will be unable to complete a sale of a substantial part of a company’s property to a connected person without either the approval of creditors or an an independent written option. Our new alert considers the impact of the new regulations in practice, which apply to both pre-packs and … Continue Reading

Pre-Pack Administrations: How Do Administrators Evaluate the Evaluator? (UK)

With fairly swift measure the UK House of Commons approved the ‘pre-pack regulations’ confirming that, with effect from 30 April 2021, before a pre-pack sale can complete creditor approval or an independent written report from an evaluator will be required. The detail about, the now mandatory referral process, can be found in our previous blogs. … Continue Reading

Do the draft UK Pre-Pack Regulations address industry concerns?

On 24 February 2021, the UK government published the draft bill for the Administration (Restrictions on Disposal etc. to Connected Persons) Regulations 2021 (the “Regulations”), which, once in force, will require mandatory creditor approval or an evaluator report before an insolvency practitioner (“IP”) can dispose of the company’s property by a ‘pre-pack’. The Regulations are … Continue Reading

Mandatory independent scrutiny of pre-pack sales to connected parties to be introduced in the UK

On 8 October 2020, the UK government published a report reviewing voluntary measures introduced in 2015 to improve the transparency of pre-pack sales in administration. There is no legal definition of a pre-pack, although the term is used to explain the sale of a insolvent business by an administrator back to existing management (usually on … Continue Reading

A sobering reminder of the potential pitfalls in doing a “pre-pack” administration

VE Vegas Investors IV LLC and others vs Shinners and others [2018] EWHC 186 Ch Background The applicants were creditors of VE Interactive Limited (In administration) (“VE”). VE encountered financial difficulties and its directors sought insolvency advice from insolvency practitioners at Smith and Williamson (“S&W”) and appointed them to advise on and effect a pre-pack … Continue Reading

A Trip through an Oil and Gas Bankruptcy – In Only Seventeen Days

In bankruptcy cases, things often move more slowly than people would like or expect.  In addition to dealing with oversight by the bankruptcy court and the United States Trustee, a debtor typically spends significant time engaging with its lenders and secured creditors, committees of unsecured creditors, and any number of other key stakeholders.  Court approval … Continue Reading
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