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Interviews

Hong Kong Companies Court Judge Jonathan Harris talks provisional liquidation, recognition – and Tai Chi

Hong Kong Companies Court Judge Jonathan Harris talks provisional liquidation, recognition – and Tai Chi

16 October 2017

Justice Jonathan Harris of the Hong Kong High Court met GRR in August to discuss some of his recent landmark decisions, particularly Z-Obee and Rennie Produce in which he assisted foreign liquidators.

GRR meets Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey

GRR meets Delaware Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey

29 September 2017

GRR met Judge Kevin Carey of the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware at the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors’ 33rd annual conference and in Dallas, where he talked about how his legacy won’t be a series of written decisions, but the time and skill he expended focusing on bankruptcy cases in the court room – and the insolvency world outside of it.

Cross-border cooperation: an interview with Judge Robert Drain in the US

Cross-border cooperation: an interview with Judge Robert Drain in the US

16 August 2017

GRR caught up with Judge Robert Drain from the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in April during the American Bankruptcy Institute's annual spring meeting in Washington, DC. There, he discussed historic and future cross-border cooperation against a backdrop of the newly minted Judicial Insolvency Network Guidelines, and the controversial property requirement for making a Chapter 15 application in the US.

IWIRC's Woman of the year: Carlyn Taylor

IWIRC's Woman of the year: Carlyn Taylor

21 April 2017

Carlyn Taylor, global co-leader of FTI Consulting's corporate finance and restructuring segment, was named Woman of the Year 2016 by the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) late last year. In an interview complementing our Women in Restructuring survey, she talked to GRR about cutting her teeth in the telecoms restructuring boom of the late 1990s, mentoring younger women in the industry and balancing work with family life.

Victor Vilaplana: of counsel at Foley & Lardner

Victor Vilaplana: of counsel at Foley & Lardner

03 January 2017

What led you to focus on cross-border restructuring and insolvency? I had worked in the US State Department early in my legal career and had the privilege...

Adrian Walters: Ralph L Brill professor of law and director of business law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

Adrian Walters: Ralph L Brill professor of law and director of business law at Chicago-Kent College of Law

16 November 2016

What led you to focus on cross-border restructuring and insolvency?  Early in my career I trained and practised at a firm in the Midlands which did...

The man who's done it all: an interview with Dr Shinjiro Takagi

The man who's done it all: an interview with Dr Shinjiro Takagi

01 August 2016

Widely regarded as the father of Japan’s modern insolvency and restructuring laws, Dr Shinjiro Takagi has been a lawyer, a judge, an academic and an adviser to a multimillion-pound corporation. Now, at 80, he’s jetting off to pursue fresh professional interests with the law firm Morgan Lewis – outside of Japan.

Daniel Glosband: An architect of Chapter 15

Daniel Glosband: An architect of Chapter 15

07 June 2016

GRR sat down with Daniel Glosband, one of the primary draftsmen of the US Bankruptcy Code’s Chapter 15, at the ABI’s 34th annual spring meeting in Washington, DC, to discuss recently-proposed amendments to the Chapter, as well as some significant cross-border recognition decisions of the past year.

No city-state is an island

No city-state is an island

11 April 2016

Kannan Ramesh SC is a Judicial Commissioner of the Singapore Supreme Court with a long-time focus on cross-border insolvency and restructuring. He spoke to GRR about the city-state's adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law, cross-border cooperation in the context of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and why his elderly grandfather was disappointed when he became a lawyer.

Lessons learned from judging Lehman

Lessons learned from judging Lehman

11 April 2016

One week in September 2008 changed the life of Judge James Peck. He talks to GRR about the proposed changes for the restructuring of systemically important financial institutions since Lehman, and suggests ways to enhance international cooperation between bankruptcy courts and regulators in the event of another crisis of that scale.

Bob Wessels: professor emeritus of International Insolvency Law at Leiden University and expert counsel to the European Commission

Bob Wessels: professor emeritus of International Insolvency Law at Leiden University and expert counsel to the European Commission

01 March 2016

Bob Wessels tells GRR how he is an expert in the history of the Dutch city of Dordrecht and why he'd love to have met the painter Rembrandt, in the second of our series of interviews with members of our illustrious editorial board.

Alan Kornberg: chair of the bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation department at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York

Alan Kornberg: chair of the bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation department at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York

01 March 2016

What led you to focus on cross-border restructuring and insolvency?  Marketplace developments, namely the financial difficulties of cross-border enterprises,...