On Monday, June 25, 2012, Barack Ferrazzano filed an amicus brief in the federal district court for the Central District of Illinois on behalf of the Illinois Bankers Association (the "IBA") in the highly controversial In re Crane bankruptcy.

Read more: Barack Ferrazzano Files on Behalf of IBA in In re Crane Bankruptcy


Contact: Blake Lapthorn (Southampton, England)

Headlines include: an (un)reality check: update on the appointment of administrators?
We highlight important additional guidance on the approach of the court to the appointment of administrators.

Read more: Blake Lapthorn's Insolvency and Business Recovery Bulletin - January 2012


By: Paul A. Rubin
Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York, New York, USA

Important Developments Affecting Real Estate Bankruptcies

This issue summarizes a series of recently-issued decisions of interest to secured lenders and those contemplating the purchase of mortgage loans. Click here to read entire article.


By: Stephen B. Selbst and Paul A. Rubin
Herrick, Feinstein LLP, New York, New York, USA

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals' February 7, 2011 decision, which reversed the confirmation of a plan of reorganization for DBSD North America, Inc. ("DBSD") is likely to have an impact nationwide.

Read more: Important Warnings Against “Gifting Plans” and Hostile Takeover Attempts in Chapter 11


By: Hetti Lump and Pirkka-Marja Põldvere
Advokaadibüroo Aivar Pilv, Estonia

On 22 September 2009 a co-author of this article, Hetti Lump, published an article titled "A bank guarantee – another risk for the debtor?" in the English language newsletter of Aivar Pilv Law Office. The purpose of that

Read more: The Estonian Supreme Court Has Ruled on the Possibility of Suspending Bank Guarantee Payments by...