Brazil's Economic Woes
Following almost a decade of booming economic activity, the Brazilian economy has lately experienced market and political developments that have caused a severe downturn. The sharp decrease in the price of commodities, the devaluation of the Brazilian currency, alarming levels of inflation, lack of...
A person or corporation that “resides or has a domicile, a place of business, or property in the United States” may file a bankruptcy petition in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Given that U.S. courts have taken an expansive view of their jurisdiction under this portion of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, there...
In Canada, compromises and arrangements with creditors can be pursued under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). To reorganize under the CCAA, the debtor must be an insolvent corporate entity, formed under Canadian or foreign law, with a total amount of claims against it or its...