Co-Authored by Chris Evans
The High Court in London gave judgment on parts A and B of the Lehman Waterfall II Application on 31 July 2015. The application is part of the ongoing dispute as to the distribution of the estimated surplus of more than £7 billion in the main Lehman operating company in Europe, Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE).
LBIE entered administration on 15 September 2008 and has now paid its unsecured creditors 100p for every £1 owed. The Waterfall II Application addresses some key issues as to who should receive the surplus, concerning: (a) how statutory interest should be calculated, and (b) the impact of contracts signed after the administration date.