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NewOcean Energy defends against HSBC winding up petition, secures time for debt restructuring

16 Dec 2021

Hong Kong-listed NewOcean Energy Holdings Limited on Wednesday (15 December) made an announcement regarding the winding up petition filed against the company by Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).

The Directors wish to update that, the adjourned proceeding in Bermuda relating to the Company’s application for the appointment of joint provisional liquidators on a soft touch basis for debt restructuring purposes concluded on 14 December 2021 (Bermuda time). 

Debt restructuring under a “soft-touch” basis usually involves a stay of proceedings against the company (i.e. so actions cannot be taken by individual creditors) and the appointment of provisional liquidators with limited powers to enable the company to undertake a business restructuring.

Pursuant to the draft order to be issued by the Supreme Court of Bermuda Companies (winding up) Commercial Court (the “Court”): 

  1. the Winding Up Petition be and is hereby adjourned to Friday, 8 April 2022 at 9:30 a.m. (Bermuda time); 
  2. the requirement to re-advertise the Winding Up Petition be and is hereby dispensed with; and 
  3. the costs of and incidental to the hearing of the Winding Up Petition are costs in the Winding Up Petition. 

The Company will make further announcement(s) as and when appropriate and will also keep its shareholders and potential investors informed of any material development in relation to the winding up petition.

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Photo credit:  Agê Barros from Unsplash
Published: 16 December, 2021

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