With Julie Dyas
Troubled offshore funds may have to become more creative in looking to protect their U.S. assets from creditors, if a controversial new bankruptcy court decision is upheld. A U.S. bankruptcy court in New York has declined to recognize the Cayman Islands liquidation proceedings filed by two Bear Stearns hedge funds whose Cayman liquidators had sought to protect against seizure of U.S. assets by filing petitions for protection under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.