To celebrate the one event that affects workplace productivity worldwide, we bring you our World Cup edition of Weil’s Bankruptcy Beach (or, in this case, multitasking while sitting in front of a screen for eight hours) Reading. This week, our Bankruptcy Beach Reading series brings you bankruptcy trivia, with each question relating to one or more countries competing in the 2014 World Cup (even if, as of today, that country has been eliminated from advancing to the Group of 16). Don’t worry if you are one of the few people on the planet who knows nothing about the World Cup or futbol — for the most part, your knowledge of world bankruptcy events should pull you through this challenge. Click on the links to see the answers and find out how many goals you scored.
1. Which bankruptcy judge shares a last name (and a city) with the MLS’s all-time top scorer? (OK — this one requires just a tiny bit of soccer knowledge. For an easier version of the question, click here.)
2. What controversial element of Mexican debtor Vitro SAB de CV’s plan led courts in the United States to deny enforcement of the plan in chapter 15?
(a) Nonconsensual third-party releases
(b) Cramdown without an impaired accepting class
(c) Equitable mootness on appeal
(d) Distribution of prepayment premium to undersecured creditor