Changes to the UK Insolvency Regime – Restructuring Plan

June 2020
Region: Europe

On Thursday 25 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) received Royal Assent. The Act makes both temporary and permanent changes to the UK insolvency laws.

As part of these measures, a new restructuring plan (RP) has been inserted into existing legislation to enable companies to enter into an arrangement with their creditors. The RP (similar to a scheme of arrangement) will, if approved by the court, enable companies to bind all creditors (including potentially both secured and other dissenting creditors) by “ cramming down” their debts.