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The Revised Swiss Debt Restructuring Law

May 2014 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Umbricht Attorneys at Law.

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Background of the Reform

Swissair insolvency

In January 2014, a reform of the provisions of Swiss law on restructuring of insolvent companies ("Reform") entered into force. The Reform had gone a long way to reach its adoption. It is one of many legal developments in Swiss insolvency law that has been triggered by the insolvency of the Swissair Group in October 2001. One of the many questions that arose in the aftermath of that bankruptcy, was whether a more restructuring-friendly insolvency law - similar to Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code - could have avoided the bankruptcy and liquidation of the Swissair Group.