In re Telewest Communications Plc: ChD 26 Apr 2004

A scheme of arrangement had been proposed. The creditor complained that in providing for payment in a currency other than that agreed, it had been prejudiced.
Held: The provision in the scheme did purport to alter the claimant’s rights.
The Honourable Mr Justice David Richards
[2004] EWHC 924 (Ch), Times 27-May-2004
Companies Act 1985 425(1)
CitedSovereign Life Assurance v Dodd 1892
‘What is the proper construction of that statute? It makes the majority of the creditors or of a class of creditors bind the minority: it exercises a most formidable compulsion upon dissentient, or would-be dissentient, creditors; and it therefore . .
CitedIn the Matter of Drax Holdings Limited and in the Matter of InPower Limited ChD 17-Nov-2003
A company incorporated in Jersey comes within the Act for the purposes of the section. An English court has jurisdiction to wind up a foreign company if it has assets here or some other sufficient connection with this country. . .
CitedIn the Matter of Hawk Insurance Company Limited CA 23-Feb-2001
Arrangements for putting in place voluntary arrangements for companies. Discussing Sovereign Insurance: ‘When applying Bowen LJ’s test to the question ‘are the rights of those who are to be affected by the scheme proposed such that the scheme can be . .
CitedWight, Pilling, Mackey v Eckhardt Marine GmbH PC 14-May-2003
(Cayman Islands) An international bank went into liquidation in the Cayman Islands, with liabilities in Bangladesh. A new bank was created in Bangladesh, and the applicants sought to make the new bank liable, and through them the liquidators.
CitedIn re Humber Ironworks and Shipbuilding Co 1869
The assets of a company held on the statutory trusts should be distributed as if they had all been collected and distributed on the date of the winding up order: ‘I think the tree must lie as it falls; that it must be ascertained what are the debts . .
CitedIn re Anglo American Insurance Ltd 2001
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CitedIn re Richards and Co 1869
The court refused to sanction a scheme because it treated a creditor with preferential rights in a liquidation as an ordinary unsecured creditor. . .
CitedEvans v Bartram HL 1937
When a defendant seeks to set aside a regular judgment which had been obtained by default, the test for setting it aside is: ‘In a case like the present there is a judgment, which, though by default, is a regular judgment, and the applicant must . .
CitedMiliangos v George Frank (Textiles) Ltd HL 1975
The issue was whether an English court was able to award damages in Sterling only.
Held: The House distinguished clearly between the substance of the debtor’s obligations and the effect of English procedural law when a debt in a foreign . .
CitedIn re Dynamics Corpn of America ChD 1976
No allowance is made in an insolvency for exchange rate fluctuations which affect the sterling value of a debt in foreign currency after the date of the winding up order. The purpose of the rule that debts are valued at the date of winding up is to . .
CitedIn re Lines Bros Ltd CA 1982
The liquidators in a creditors voluntary liquidation converted foreign currency debts of the company into Sterling at the rate of exchange prevailing at the date of the resolution to wind up. As a result of the depreciation of Sterling against the . .

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Updated: 12 January 2021; Ref: scu.196064