Can a U.S. Court Sell a Foreign Debtor’s U.S. Assets ‘Free and Clear’?

Delaware’s Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein tackled several novel questions about a U.S. court’s authority in chapter 15 to approve novel, foreign transactions and sell the foreign debtor’s property in the U.S.

A ‘Litigation Tactic’ Isn’t Fatal in Chapter 15

A bankruptcy judge in New York was deferential to foreign liquidators using chapter 15 to extinguish a lawsuit in the U.S. that they saw as a nuisance.