Contact: Budidjaja & Associates Lawyers

The Bank Indonesia (“BI”), recently issued a new regulation regarding Hedging Transaction Based on Sharia Principles, namely Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 18/2/PBI/2016 (“BI Regulation No.18/2016”). This regulation was effectively applied on 26 February 2016. The background of the issuance of this new regulation is to protect the business actor who performed the foreign exchange transaction by using sharia principles from the uncertainty of the recent exchange rates.

Read more: New BI Regulation on Hedging Transaction Based on Sharia Principles

Contact: Tony Stumm, Partner; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

It sometimes happens that stakeholders become disgruntled with the liquidator appointed to wind up the affairs of a company. So, what can be done?

There is power in s 473(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) for the court to remove (and replace) a liquidator. But, how hard is this process?

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Contact: Headrick Rizik Alvarez & Fernandez (Dominican Republic)

On August 7, 2015, a new law on Restructuring and Liquidation of Companies and Business Persons (“Law No. 141-15”) was signed into law in the Dominican Republic. The law establishes mechanisms and proceedings to protect creditors in cases of financial difficulty of their debtors by allowing the latter to remain in operation and overcome the economic difficulties that thwart them from complying with previously undertaken obligations, thus achieving business continuity of companies and business persons. Likewise, the Law establishes a legal framework applicable to restructuring and cross-border insolvency proceedings. The Law will enter into effect on February 7, 2017, a date that is 18 months following its enactment.

Read more: New Law For Restructuring and Insolvency in the Dominican Republic

Contact: Cindi E. Cohen, Lerch, Early & Brewer (Maryland, USA)

In the case of In re Adoni Group, Inc., the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York upheld the perfection of a security interest where the financing statement was filed prior to the execution of the security agreement without prior written authorization from the debtor.   Capital Business Credit (CBC) filed a UCC-1 financing statement on May 15, 2013, asserting that it held a security interest against the debtor's assets. The next day, CBC and the debtor entered into a factoring agreement and an inventory security agreement.

Read more: Court Upholds Validity of Security Interest Where Financing Statement Was Filed Early

Contact: Att. Nilay Celebi; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)

The duties, obligations and liabilities of liquidators who play a major role in the dissolution and liquidation of companies in Turkey are briefly explained below.

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