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Landlords rail against proposed 'cramdown' restructuring plan

Updated: May 10, 2021

Published today in Property Week, DJB Commercial and Property Litigation Partner Jonathan Warner-Reed gives his view on amendments to Part 26 of the Companies Act in light of the recent Virgin Active restructuring plan.

"It's a terrible situation. The future implication is that tenants who owe lots of money because of rent deferrals may then go: 'Oh, we owe lots of money and are now in financial difficulty, so let's enter into a Part 26a scheme.'"

Read the article in full below here.



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