Schemes of Arrangement: Law and Practice by Geoff O'deaSchemes of Arrangement: Law and Practice by Geoff O'dea

Schemes of Arrangement: Law and Practice

byGeoff O'dea, Julian Long, Alexandra Smyth

Paperback | December 29, 2012

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This new guide to schemes of arrangement draws together all of the elements of the law and practice concerning both creditor and member schemes.Member schemes of arrangement have become the preferred method of implementing takeovers in the UK. Creditor schemes of arrangement are increasingly used in restructuring matters and the trend in their usage in foreign companies is likely to continue as many credit documents across Europe arearranged and underwritten in London under English law. The book considers the effect given to an English scheme in foreign jurisdictions, and other Private International Law issues.A major issue for those considering a scheme for creditors is whether a scheme or CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement) is more appropriate and this book assists the reader by including an analysis of the pros and cons of schemes and CVAs.There are very few sources of information on schemes of arrangement and the area takes much of its substance from case law. This book, addressing the law and practical issues faced by practitioners on a day-to-day basis, is a first in the field.
Geoff O'dea is a partner in the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He has a broad range of experience in a number of transactions and product areas, including acquisition finance and general banking. He also has extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency matters, regularly advising creditors, debtors and ins...
Title:Schemes of Arrangement: Law and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:December 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199665923

ISBN - 13:9780199665921

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Table of Contents

Part I - Introduction1. An outline of the process and applicable legislation2. What types of companies may propose a scheme?Part II - Creditor Schemes3. Types of creditor schemes4. Creditor schemes in practice5. Common grounds for challenging schemes6. English tax considerations for schemes7. Listed company considerations8. Suggested reforms to the legislationPart III - Member Schemes9. Types of member schemes10. Takeovers by scheme of arrangementPart IV - Practice and Procedure11. Practice and procedure - creditor schemes12. Practice and procedure - member schemes