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Natasha Harrison: managing partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in London

Natasha Harrison: managing partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in London

01 March 2016

Natasha Harrison is the managing partner of the London Office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner and an English barrister and solicitor. She has extensive experience...

Tony Bugg: global head of banking at Linklaters in London

Tony Bugg: global head of banking at Linklaters in London

01 March 2016

Tony Bugg is the global head of banking at Linklaters. He is recognised as one of the leading restructuring and insolvency lawyers in the UK and specialises...

Catherine Balmond: partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London

Catherine Balmond: partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London

01 March 2016

GRR's editorial board member Catherine Balmond is not afraid of an uphill struggle - she reveals in this interview that she's climbed Everest - but the greatest challenge of her career was when a simple financial covenant reset turned into anything but.

Irit Mevorach: associate professor at the University of Nottingham

Irit Mevorach: associate professor at the University of Nottingham

01 March 2016

Editorial board member Irit Mevorach started her career in Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs - and while insolvency law has taken her to St Lucia, Moldova and Namibia among other jurisdictions, she says Israel remains the most interesting place to visit.

Bruce Leonard: 1944 to 2017

Bruce Leonard: 1944 to 2017

01 March 2016

GRR editorial board member Bruce Leonard explains why he's proud of the International Insolvency Institute (III), and how, if he had a legislative "magic wand", he'd create a coordinating entity for cross-border and multinational restructurings and insolvencies.

Céline Domenget Morin: partner at White & Case in Paris

Céline Domenget Morin: partner at White & Case in Paris

01 March 2016

If she could introduce just one piece of dream legislation, it would be immediate international recognition of insolvency proceedings, says Céline Domenget Morin in her editorial board interview for GRR.

Natasha Labovitz: partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York

Natasha Labovitz: partner at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York

01 March 2016

Editorial board member Natasha Labovitz recalls the most internationally-focused week of her career: holed up in the outskirts of Brussels she spent her evenings dialing into meetings in Los Angeles for a Saudi client, and clinched an out-of-court restructuring in Belgium at the same time as a sharia-compliant financing strategy for a US deal.

Restructuring the eurozone

Restructuring the eurozone

01 March 2016

GRR recently met Spanish academic Ignacio Tirado, a specialist in sovereign insolvency, in Madrid’s Ritz Hotel - a venue that belies any sign of a eurozone crisis. There, the professor from the Autonomous University of Madrid discussed the the need for an international treaty on sovereign debt restructuring, as well as the pros and cons of the EU’s post-crisis financial stability mechanism.

IWIRC’s Woman of the Year 2015: Sheila Smith

IWIRC’s Woman of the Year 2015: Sheila Smith

14 January 2016

Sheila Smith, former leader of Deloitte’s restructuring services for the Americas, was named 2015 Woman of the Year in Restructuring by the International Woman’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) in November. She spoke to GRR about championing the promotion of women in the industry, her unusual career path – and how to hold a cocktail.