Preventive restructuring frameworks: a possible solution for financially distressed multinational corporate groups in the EU

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Zhang, D. 2019. Preventive restructuring frameworks: a possible solution for financially distressed multinational corporate groups in the EU. European Business Organization Law Review. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40804-018-0125-3
AuthorsZhang, D.
Abstract

The difficulties of the effective rescue of multinational corporate groups (MCGs) in the EU have long been recognized. The limitations of the existing MCG rescue solutions, including substantive consolidation, procedural consolidation and procedural cooperation, mean that there is no panacea for preserving the value of financially distressed MCGs for creditors. It seems that a possible way to preserve the value of the MCGs worth rescuing is to avoid their free-fall insolvency at an early stage. In practice, many pan-EU groups decide to use English schemes of arrangement to stave off group-wide insolvency. This phenomenon corresponds to the recent European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks which aims to provide Member States with a minimum harmonization of restructuring tools to rescue financially distressed companies and to avoid their insolvency. Also, the new EU Regulation on insolvency proceedings has expended its scope to incorporate preventive restructuring procedures.

This article will explore how preventive restructuring frameworks can work as a supplementary solution to preserve value for MCGs and examine whether this may improve the undesirable status quo.

KeywordsMultinational corporate groups; corporate rescue; preventive restructuring frameworks; EIR recast
Year2019
JournalEuropean Business Organization Law Review
PublisherSpringer
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s40804-018-0125-3
Publication dates
Online07 Jan 2019
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Deposited22 Jan 2019
Accepted author manuscript
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