In recent years, there has been a growth in the use of English schemes of arrangement by companies registered in other EU Member States. Recent high-profile examples include TeleColumbas GmbH, Rodenstock GmbH, Primacom Holdings GmbH, Re Metrovacesa SA and Re Seat Pagine Gialle SpA, although there are many more. In each case, these companies were able to access the English scheme jurisdiction without shifting their seat or COMI to the UK. This paper investigates this phenomenon, explaining the use of an English scheme of arrangement and why it might be regarded as valuable to these companies. The paper then tackles two issues. First, it assesses how these companies are able to access the English scheme jurisdiction, and, in particular, it analyses the potential application of both the Insolvency Regulation and the Judgments Regulation in this regard. As part of this analysis, the recognition and enforcement of English schemes of arrangement in other Member States is discussed. Second, it considers whether this use of English schemes by companies registered in Germany, Spain, Italy and elsewhere gives rise to issues of forum shopping. This paper rejects the idea that forum shopping should be regarded as a concern in this context.