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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Contact: Ryan Hardy; Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP (Missouri, USA)

It’s unfortunate, but it happens: you reach a deal with your customer and prepare to perform your side of the agreement, only to discover that your buyer is insolvent or close to it. It is essential that you having a working knowledge your rights in this situation, because time is of the essence.

Read more: Manufacturer's Corner: Dealing With Your Insolvent Buyer

Contact: Piper Alderman (New South Wales, Australia)

With the continuing growth in companies trading in an online environment, it is increasingly common for liquidations to deal with creditors in numerous coutries around the world. It is also becoming more and more common for liquidators to deal with creditors who only ever traded with a company in an online manner.

Read more: Virtual Worldwide Creditors Meeting is Now a Reality