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AMSTERDAM: Brexit beauty contest – who will wear the crown?

AMSTERDAM: Brexit beauty contest – who will wear the crown?

09 December 2016

A “Brexit beauty contest” at this year’s 12th Annual ABI International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium in Amsterdam sized up various European cities as possible contenders for London’s European restructuring hub crown.

GRR Live Question Time: lessons from Nortel and MF Global

GRR Live Question Time: lessons from Nortel and MF Global

02 December 2016

For all of the reforms to insolvency frameworks currently in the works around the world, panellists at the first GRR Live in London said that simply bringing parties together around the negotiating table as early as possible must be a priority in improving efficiency in cross-border restructuring.

GRR Live: The UK’s place in the world

GRR Live: The UK’s place in the world

24 November 2016

Could increased competition from overseas and Brexit disruption at home threaten the UK’s position as a leading restructuring centre? Panellists at the inaugural GRR Live conference in London argued the respectability of the English courts and law would help it through, but agreed that, in an uncertain future, there was a lot of work to do.

Mr Justice Snowden considers jurisdictional challenges ahead

Mr Justice Snowden considers jurisdictional challenges ahead

23 November 2016

The UK’s long-established rescue culture and “pre-eminent” expertise in pre-insolvency procedures will help maintain its position as a centre of restructuring against future jurisdictional challenges and strong competition from Europe and Asia, Justice Richard Snowden said in a keynote at the first GRR Live event in London on Tuesday.

GRR Live London in pictures

GRR Live London in pictures

23 November 2016

GRR presents a selection of photos from its first-ever Live event in London on 22 November, featuring a keynote by Justice Richard Snowden.

New York: Jurisdictional issues in cross-border fraud

New York: Jurisdictional issues in cross-border fraud

18 November 2016

Lawyers and insolvency practitioners approaching foreign courts in fraud cases should prepare for differing interpretations of the UNCITRAL Model Law, said panellists at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Cross-Border Insolvency Program this week.

Amsterdam: The ABI goes back to basics

Amsterdam: The ABI goes back to basics

28 October 2016

This year’s ABI International and Insolvency and Restructuring Symposium saw its keynote speaker Sijmen de Ranitz, adviser at Dutch firm RESOR, tackle an essential but complex topic – what makes an effective insolvency law?

San Francisco: IWIRC presents rising star award to former Hong Kong network chair

San Francisco: IWIRC presents rising star award to former Hong Kong network chair

27 October 2016

The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation has presented its 2016 rising star award to the immediate past chair of its Hong Kong network, Stephenson Harwood associate Eloise Fardon, as it sets off on a mission to strengthen its local networks worldwide.

Washington, DC: 15 years of the UNCITRAL Model Law

Washington, DC: 15 years of the UNCITRAL Model Law

21 October 2016

While global take-up of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency has been slow, an assessment of trends and landmark rulings since the adoption of the US’s Chapter 15 appears to demonstrate confidence in its philosophy.

LONDON: Brexit is hot topic at Pinsents Restructuring Conference

LONDON: Brexit is hot topic at Pinsents Restructuring Conference

12 October 2016

This year’s Pinsent Masons Restructuring and Insolvency Conference examined the anticipated implications of Brexit for the restructuring and insolvency legal landscape, with a focus on the UK’s role as a forum for cross-border restructuring.

NEW YORK: how distressed investors can avoid reputational damage in Latin America

NEW YORK: how distressed investors can avoid reputational damage in Latin America

05 October 2016

Private equity buyers looking to snap up distressed assets in Latin America must evaluate reputational damage to differentiate between a great opportunity and a trap in disguise, lawyers from Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Chile have warned.

LISBON: Risky business

LISBON: Risky business

27 September 2016

A panel in Portugal considered last week what tools are available to help insolvency practitioners manage risks for investors in cross-border insolvencies, discussing the pros and cons of market analyses prepared by major financial institutions, as well as cross-border enforceability opinions obtained by the financial industry.