9 March 2015 – Expansión
The judge at the Commercial Court number 6 in Madrid has ruled that the real estate company Reyal Urbis must present additional documentation and perform “certain rectifications” to the draft agreement that the company presented to exit from its bankruptcy proceedings.
The real estate company, which filed for bankruptcy in February 2011, submitted a payment plan to the court, containing a proposal for the settlement of the €3,978 million debt that it owes.
Reyal Urbis has offered its creditors, which include banks such as Santander, Popular and RBS, as well as Sareb and ICO, a discount of more than 80% on its liabilities and to pay the remaining debt with assets.
The real estate company holds assets amounting to €1,474 million, after it sold several buildings such as the ABC Serrano shopping centre in Madrid. It has just agreed with the tax authorities that it will pay its debt in full, which amounts to around €400 million, but over a long period of time.
The request made by the Commercial Court suspends the period for achieving agreement, which would otherwise have become effective before 13 March.
Meanwhile, the Commercial Court in La Coruña has announced the opening of the liquidation phase of Martinsa Fadesa, which owns €6,600 million, after the real estate company failed to obtain support from its creditor banks for a new banking agreement.
Original story: Expansión (by R. Ruiz)
Translation: Carmel Drake