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Pre-Packs and the “New and Improved” SIP 16

by Jennifer Kafcas
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP - London Office

November 11, 2013

Previously published on November 12, 2013

A new Statement of Insolvency Practice 16 ("SIP 16") relating to pre-packaged sales in administration ("Pre-Packs") came into force on 1 November 2013. The changes primarily relate to the increased disclosure obligations that an Insolvency Practitioner (“IP”)/Administrator must make to creditors of the underlying company and aim: (i) to promote transparency when dealing with an IP/Administrator throughout the pre-packaged sale process; (ii) to ensure (as far as possible) that fair value is obtained for assets sold; and (iii) to ensure that all creditors and other stakeholders of the business are confident that the IP/Administrator has acted professionally and objectively. SIP 16 requires that all communications from an IP/Administrator to creditors should aim to be clear, full and timely and, in addition, explain what has happened to the assets of the company.


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