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Zipmex heads to court over Bankruptcy protection

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The crypto exchange company’s lawyers filed five applications on behalf of the firm’s different entities seeking moratoriums on legal proceedings for up to six months.

Beleaguered crypto exchange Zipmex filed applications in Singapore seeking protection against bankruptcy amidst the threat of legal action from creditors.

Zipmex’s solicitors, Morgan Lewis Stamford, filed five applications on July 22 on behalf of the firm’s different entities seeking moratoriums on legal proceedings for up to six months.

“This helps protect Zipmex against third party actions, claims, and proceedings while it is active, and enables the team to focus all our efforts on resolving the liquidity situation, without having to worry about defending potential claims or adverse actions while we are doing so,” Zipmex said Wednesday.

Under Singapore law, such a filing automatically grants respite for either 30 days or until the Singapore Court makes a decision on the application, whichever is earlier.

The five entities are Zipmex Asia Pte Ltd., Zipmex Pte Ltd, Zipmex Company Ltd. (incorporated in Thailand), PT Zipmex Exchange Indonesia and Zipmex Australia Pty Ltd.

Zipmex was caught in the headlights of the downturn in the crypto market in early June owing to its exposure to Babel Finance. Babel froze withdrawals in mid-June amid liquidity pressures relating to over-leveraged crypto firms such as Three Arrows Capital and Celsius.

Earlier this week, Zipmex said it had received an investment offer from an interested party, with terms offered in a memorandum of understanding allowing talks to commence due diligence.

 

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