Alno AG, a manufacturer and retailer of kitchen furniture headquartered in Pfullendorf, Germany, has filed a petition for relief under chapter 15 in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (Case No. 18-12651).  According to the Declaration of the Foreign Representative, Alno commenced an insolvency proceeding on July 12, 2017, before the lower court of Hechingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg (File-No 10 IN 93/17).  The Declaration further explains that Alno has filed its chapter 15 petition in order to take discovery related to avoidance claims and to administer claims against Alno asserted by U.S.-based claimants.  Alno is seeking recognition of the German Proceeding as a foreign main proceeding under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.  No claims and noticing agent has been proposed.  The case has been assigned to the Honorable Kevin Gross.

Contact Norman L. Pernick, G. David Dean or Myles R. MacDonald for more information regarding this matter.