Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW
Conner & Winters, LLP
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Insolvency and Secured Transactions
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.
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.
Contact: Andrew R. Turner; Conner & Winters, LLP (Oklahoma, USA)
Critical Vendors & 503(b)(9) Claimants Receive a Nice Christmas Present from the Third Circuit!
Addressing an issue that we have argued in preference litigation many times for clients, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit gave creditors a nice Christmas present on December 24, 2013, when it decided—conclusively—that post-petition payments on pre-petition debt do not reduce the amount of a creditor's "subsequent new value" defense.
Contact: Clarkslegal (Reading, England)
On 16 March 2013 the new Regulations came into force, introducing new rules relating to payment periods, and the dates from which statutory interest runs on commercial debts by amending the Late Payments of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (Act).
The Regulations are designed to benefit SMEs by combating the problems caused by late or unpaid invoices which can include financial difficulties, loss of jobs and, in extreme cases, insolvency. By providing a more supplier-friendly approach to payment, their aim is to tackle the EU-wide culture of late payments in commercial transactions.
Contact: Mary D. Lane; Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Fashion industry licensees invest substantial sums in reliance on their license rights. Bankrupt licensors have been able to convince courts they can “reject” licenses and, when so doing, thereby cause licensees’ trademark rights to vaporize. Here we discuss why and what a licensee can do.