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The US government has asked the US Supreme Court to intervene over a hedge fund's effort to gain information about Argentina's non-US assets as part of an ongoing litigation, which is rapidly becoming a lead case regarding sovereign assets and sovereign debts rescheduling.
In a letter to investors dated October 28, Elliott Management said it remained hopeful that a consensual resolution can be achieved with Argentina regarding the hedge funds dispute. Elliott, which ranks among the industry's most enduring funds, having opened in 1977 with one million dollars in assets, tried to force Argentina to make full payment on bonds it bought more than a decade ago.
The US Supreme Court will use its Sept. 30 private conference to consider whether to hear Argentina’s appeal in a clash affecting billions of dollars in defaulted debt. The schedule, revealed on Wednesday on the court’s public docket, means the justices may say as early as Oct. 1 whether they will review a 2012 federal appeals court ruling that requires Argentina to pay holders of defaulted bonds if the country makes payments on restructured debt.
“A recent decision by a United States appeals court threatens to upend global sovereign-debt markets. It may even lead to the US no longer being viewed as a good place to issue sovereign debt. At the very least, it renders non-viable all debt restructurings under the standard debt contracts.
A court hearing in New York scheduled for Thursday midday between hedge funds holders of Argentine defaulted bond and lawyers for the Argentine government was called off on request from the holdouts.
Cristina Fernandez sends bill to reopen third debt swap and calls on God to illuminate US Supreme Court
Argentina will send a bill to Congress this week to reopen a debt restructuring for those creditors who haven’t accepted previous swaps after the nation’s 2001 default, said President Cristina Fernandez Monday evening on national television.
Argentine Economy minister Hernán Lorenzino said that the New York appeals court ruling supporting Judge Thomas Griesa decision in favour of paying the hedge funds the 1.3bn dollars they are demanding, was an attempt to take the country back to 2001.
Argentina lost on Friday its appeal of a ruling that would force it to pay in full holders of 1.3 billion dollars in defaulted debt when it makes a payment to investors who took discounted restructured bonds, opening the prospect for a US Supreme Court appeal, which if it happens will push the litigation into 2014.
In a recent letter to Republican senator Mark Kirk, the US State Department said that in light of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's report on Iran, they were now re-evaluating the information in their highly criticized May report on Iranian activity in the Western Hemisphere.
The US Supreme Court gave hedge funds another month to present their reply following on the request from the Argentine government to review the sentence handed down by Judge Thomas Griesa and partially supported by the Appeals Court.