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Interviews

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,...

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

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: 1951-2018

Selinda Melnik: 1951-2018

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.