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
 EWHC 924 (Ch), Times 27-May-2004
Companies Act 1985 425(1)
Cited – Sovereign 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 . .
Cited – In 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. . .
Cited – In 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 . .
Cited – Wight, 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.
Cited – In 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 . .
Cited – In re Anglo American Insurance Ltd 2001
Cited – In 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. . .
Cited – Evans 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 . .
Cited – Miliangos 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 . .
Cited – In 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 . .
Cited – In 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 . .
These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 12 January 2021; Ref: scu.196064