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GRR Live Offshore, Grand Cayman: Is Ocean Rig the Cayman cure-all, and other questions

GRR Live Offshore, Grand Cayman: Is Ocean Rig the Cayman cure-all, and other questions

18 June 2018

With bold new precedents established in Ocean Rig, and planned restructuring law reforms on the horizon, Cayman practitioners considered how they square against the competition in the battle to win cross-border work, at the inaugural GRR Live Offshore.

GRR Live Offshore - in pictures

GRR Live Offshore - in pictures

18 June 2018

GRR's first ever offshore event attracted important names from New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chile and of course, the host jurisdiction, the Cayman Islands. Click on the headline for photos from the day.

GRR – Latin Lawyer, New York: Calls for better DIP finance to help Brazilian restructurings

GRR – Latin Lawyer, New York: Calls for better DIP finance to help Brazilian restructurings

08 June 2018

Brazilian restructuring lawyers have called for better debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provisions and more ways to protect restructuring plans from challenges in Brazil, as US colleagues showed confidence they would get there.

GRR Live - Latin Lawyer, New York: No end in sight for Venezuela, panellists say

GRR Live - Latin Lawyer, New York: No end in sight for Venezuela, panellists say

05 June 2018

The Venezuelan government’s lack of political will to restructure its debts is stopping the country addressing its economic crisis, according to speakers at the GRR Live - Latin Lawyer 3rd annual restructuring conference.

WJ Global Forum, Bucharest: Interview with Lukas Fecker of Innovation Brain

WJ Global Forum, Bucharest: Interview with Lukas Fecker of Innovation Brain

15 May 2018

GRR sat down with one of the most prominent outside participants in Romania’s non-performing loan market, Lukas Fecker. He discussed why the country is a safer investment bet than other eastern European states - and why reviving companies is a whole new sector that’s here to stay.

WJ Global Forum, Bucharest: Romania, the China of Europe

WJ Global Forum, Bucharest: Romania, the China of Europe

15 May 2018

On the surface of it, fast-growing Romania appears to be a regional leader for non-performing loan transactions in Europe. But a massive gap in servicing and funding in the country means there are still a lot of workouts to be done, according to a speaker at WJ Global’s Debt in European Emerging Markets Forum.

Washington, DC: IWIRC recognises “remarkable” members at spring conference

Washington, DC: IWIRC recognises “remarkable” members at spring conference

23 April 2018

The International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation has handed out its annual founders awards to members from Singapore and Chicago at its spring conference in Washington, DC.

IATA Legal Symposium, Bangkok: An airline bankruptcy “to-do” list

IATA Legal Symposium, Bangkok: An airline bankruptcy “to-do” list

04 April 2018

Start early, know the terms of your aircraft financing, work with the trade body and use Chapter 11: this was the essential advice panellists gave to aircraft carriers preparing for a bankruptcy situation at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Legal Symposium in Bangkok.

GRR Live London: Brexit, a consumer squeeze and Jeremy Corbyn – a look at the UK’s economy with Deloitte’s Ian Stewart

GRR Live London: Brexit, a consumer squeeze and Jeremy Corbyn – a look at the UK’s economy with Deloitte’s Ian Stewart

23 March 2018

With a mounting number of insolvencies on the British high street and among British firms, and uncertainty over the UK’s future after Brexit, Deloitte’s chief economist Ian Stewart addressed GRR Live London on threats and challenges to the UK economy.

GRR Live London 2018 - in pictures

GRR Live London 2018 - in pictures

23 March 2018

Panellists at the third annual GRR Live London christened 2018 as the "year of the company voluntary arrangement" as they discussed the woes facing Britain's high streets and predicted other sectors that could be calling on restructuring counsel in the coming months.

GRR Live Singapore: DIPping into uncharted waters

GRR Live Singapore: DIPping into uncharted waters

21 March 2018

Last year, Singapore introduced debtor-in-possession financing into its restructuring regime, generating disquiet among some large banks who were concerned about superpriority lenders leapfrogging their secured creditor status. But panellists at GRR Live welcomed the new tool, predicting it would be accepted in good time – and telling users they should not be put off by the outcome of the first test case, Re Attilan.

GRR Live Singapore: A new era?

GRR Live Singapore: A new era?

09 March 2018

With last year’s amendments to Singapore’s Companies Law now bedding down, the first-ever GRR Live in the city-state heard from practitioners on the front line about who they thought had been the winners – and losers – so far following the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law, worldwide moratoria for schemes of arrangement, and other flagship changes.