Cross-Border Insolvency

Experience

  • Fiduciary Representation

    Represented the joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank in the liquidation proceedings pending before the High Court of Antigua and Barbuda in Antigua, involving over $5 B in

  • Fiduciary Representation 

    Represented the Chapter 7 trustee appointed in the bankruptcy case filed by Caroline D. Wyly in the Northern District of Texas. This is one of the largest individual bankruptcy cases ever filed in the United

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Overview

Our attorneys are experienced in cross-border insolvencies, restructurings and offshore asset identification and recovery. We assist our international clients in United States insolvency proceedings and restructurings, and assist our domestic clients in foreign insolvency proceedings involving matters such as claims and contract enforcement, asset acquisitions and dispositions, nationalization of assets, taxation and regulation and litigation. We also have been involved in multiple ancillary and parallel United States proceedings in tandem with proceedings in other countries on behalf of or involving cross-border enterprises. 

We assist foreign representatives in obtaining recognition and cooperation from United States courts, as well as obtaining recognition and cooperation from foreign jurisdictions, to assist our domestic clients. In addition, we are proud to have served as lead United States counsel for a bankruptcy trustee in obtaining the first recognition decree in Mexico under the United Nations’ Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.

Munsch Hardt is a member of FraudNet, an invitation-only organization based in London and sponsored by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which consists of top ranked legal professionals throughout the world who have significant experience in matters involving complex commercial fraud and corruption and offshore asset identification and recovery. FraudNet is the only Tier 1 Chambers ranked network for asset recovery. We have been involved in successful asset investigations, recoveries and related matters in Benin, China, Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Venezuela and several countries throughout the Caribbean, among others.