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Interviews

Ronit Berkovich: partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York

Ronit Berkovich: partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York

01 March 2016

She worked on the Chapter 11 filings of both Lehman Brothers and General Motors, and credits US senator and former bankruptcy law professor Elizabeth Warren for sparking her interest in restructuring: editorial board member Ronit Berkovich talks to GRR.

Shinichiro Abe: founding partner of Kasumigaseki International Law Office in Tokyo

Shinichiro Abe: founding partner of Kasumigaseki International Law Office in Tokyo

01 March 2016

GRR editorial board member Shinichiro Abe discusses how out-of-court workouts have gained popularity in his home jurisdiction Japan, and how studying US Bankruptcy Law earlier in his career was both a great challenge, and a great opportunity.

Jürg Frick: partner at Homburger in Zurich

Jürg Frick: partner at Homburger in Zurich

01 March 2016

Swiss banking lawyer and GRR editorial board member Jürg Frick predicts that bail-in recognition will be THE hot topic in bankruptcy when it is tested for the first time - and reminds all practitioners that Switzerland does not apply the centre of main interest doctrine.

Lisa Schweitzer: partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York

Lisa Schweitzer: partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York

01 March 2016

GRR editorial board member and New York Mets fan Lisa Schweitzer discusses how she played a leading role in the world's largest patent sale and why the coming years will see a push towards conducting cross-border restructurings in single main forums.

David Ward: partner at Cassels Brock in Toronto

David Ward: partner at Cassels Brock in Toronto

01 March 2016

GRR's series of interviews with its editorial board continues with David Ward: a long-time student of Japanese whose firm is Canadian counsel to creditors of Nortel.

Robert van Galen: head of restructuring and insolvency at NautaDutilh in Amsterdam

01 March 2016

Robert van Galen specialises in insolvency law with an emphasis on cross-border issues and is head of NautaDutilh’s insolvency and restructuring group....

Selinda Melnik: partner at DLA Piper in Wilmington, Delaware

Selinda Melnik: partner at DLA Piper in Wilmington, Delaware

01 March 2016

Before becoming a lawyer in the 1980s, GRR's editorial board member Selinda Melnik had a successful career in international policy and economic development - a role that took her to remote villages in developing countries.

Poh Ling Low: partner at Rajah & Tann in Singapore

Poh Ling Low: partner at Rajah & Tann in Singapore

01 March 2016

In her editorial board interview for GRR, Poh Ling Low discusses an aspect of the Singapore Companies Act that usually catches foreign debtors out - and also reveals an artistic streak.

Nicole Greenblatt: partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York

Nicole Greenblatt: partner at Kirkland & Ellis in New York

01 March 2016

GRR editorial board member Nicole Greenblatt says that one of her most interesting experiences to date was spending time in Brazil while working on OGX's restructuring at the onset of the country's economic downturn: but she is convinced the highlight of her career is yet to come.

Donald Bernstein: head of insolvency and restructuring at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York

Donald Bernstein: head of insolvency and restructuring at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York

01 March 2016

The current president of the International Insolvency Institute, Don Bernstein, says he nearly went to medical school instead of becoming a lawyer. He lists the highlights of his (legal!) career for GRR.

Hamish Anderson: consultant at Norton Rose Fulbright in London

Hamish Anderson: consultant at Norton Rose Fulbright in London

01 March 2016

In his editorial board interview, Hamish Anderson tells GRR about his most memorable case and explains why English insolvency law is a "muddle".

Yushan Ng: partner at Cadwalader in London

01 March 2016

Yushan Ng is a partner in Cadwalader London's Financial Restructuring Group. Yushan has acted on a wide range of domestic and cross-border restructurings,...