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Interviews

“Competing jurisdictions see Brexit as an opportunity for them”: R3 president Duncan Swift

“Competing jurisdictions see Brexit as an opportunity for them”: R3 president Duncan Swift

05 March 2020

Moore Recovery UK partner Duncan Swift, president of British insolvency trade body R3, tells GRR about the impact Brexit may have on the UK restructuring industry, as well as his concerns about recent government proposals on airline insolvency and crown preferential status.

Heads-Up: Ian Mann and Chai Ridgers at Harneys in Hong Kong

Heads-Up: Ian Mann and Chai Ridgers at Harneys in Hong Kong

18 February 2020

“If you can use your ingenuity to identify how stakeholders will benefit from the restructuring, you will get past the lack of a legal framework.” Offshore firm Harneys’ Asia managing partner Ian Mann and head of restructuring in Asia Chai Ridgers speak to GRR about China Agrotech, commodities and restructuring without a cross-border framework in Asia.

INSOL International’s president Julie Hertzberg on diversity, youth engagement and cars

INSOL International’s president Julie Hertzberg on diversity, youth engagement and cars

07 November 2019

INSOL International’s first female president, Alvarez & Marsal managing director Julie Hertzberg in Detroit, tells GRR why diversity is the key policy of her presidency, how professional associations can engage with young people; and why there is increased awareness of how to make the most of restructuring regimes in other jurisdictions.

“We’re not trying to suck foreign people into US jurisdiction”: Delaware Chief Judge Christopher Sontchi

“We’re not trying to suck foreign people into US jurisdiction”: Delaware Chief Judge Christopher Sontchi

16 July 2019

Judge Christopher Sontchi, chief judge of one of the world’s busiest bankruptcy forums, spoke to GRR about judges' responsibility to consider the human impact of bankruptcy claims, about questioning his past decisions, and why life is much harder for practitioners now than when he was a partner.

On and off the bench: an interview with Judge Shelley Chapman

On and off the bench: an interview with Judge Shelley Chapman

08 March 2019

Judge Shelley C Chapman, the New York bankruptcy judge who took the reins of Lehman five years ago, met GRR to talk about “too big to fail” financial institutions, US bankruptcy law, and her career on and off the bench.

Paul Apáthy: partner at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney

14 September 2018

Paul Apáthy has extensive experience advising creditors, companies, insolvency practitioners and investors in respect of distressed situations. He also...

Mark Lawford: partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges in London

Mark Lawford: partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges in London

10 September 2018

Mark Lawford is a partner at Weil in London where he advises insolvency practitioners, US and European investment banks, UK clearing banks, hedge funds...

Look Chan Ho: barrister at Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong

Look Chan Ho: barrister at Des Voeux Chambers in Hong Kong

10 September 2018

Look Chan Ho specialises in corporate insolvency and restructuring, with a particular emphasis on cross-border matters.  Prior to joining the Bar, he...

Larry Ellis: partner at Cassels Brock in Toronto

10 September 2018

Larry Ellis is a partner in Cassels Brock's restructuring and insolvency group. He has extensive experience in both the litigation and commercial aspects...

Daniel Fritz: partner at Dentons in Frankfurt

10 September 2018

Daniel Friedemann Fritz is a partner in Dentons’ Frankfurt office where he is a member of the firm's restructuring practice. He focuses on restructuring...

Alberto Núñez-Lagos: partner emeritus at Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho in Lisbon

10 September 2018

Alberto Núñez-Lagos is a Spanish lawyer based in the Lisbon office of Spanish firm Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1998....

Allan Nackan: partner and co-leader of restructuring at Faber Group in Toronto

10 September 2018

Allan Nackan is a partner at Farber and co-leads the firm’s restructuring practice. He focuses on corporate insolvency and restructuring, financial advisory...