Conference coverage

III, New York: thought leadership project assesses restructuring responses to covid-19

An International Insolvency Institute panel has presented the results of a thought leadership project it set up in 2020 to assess public and private restructuring responses to the covid-19 pandemic and discuss new ways of dealing with the economic fallout - from government-run emergency restructuring entities, to distressed asset funds underwritten by the public purse.

20 October 2021

SEC harmed public investors, says Hertz counsel

Counsel to car rental company Hertz, which emerged from bankruptcy in June, says the US Securities and Exchange Commission harmed the interests of public investors when it intervened in the company’s share sale last summer.

15 October 2021

IWIRC London/Europe: recognition of insolvency and restructuring procedures post-Brexit

Recognition of UK insolvency and restructuring procedures in the EU post-Brexit could be “complex, piecemeal and uncertain”, according to panellists at a virtual event jointly organised by IWIRC’s Europe and London networks.

10 June 2021

ABLI & INSOL: Is Singapore a good alternative for Indonesian companies?

Lawyers from Singapore and Indonesia compared the pros and cons of their jurisdictions for international restructurings featuring Indonesian companies, at a webinar organised by the Asian Business Law Institute and INSOL International.

30 March 2021

Bill Clinton at the ABI: “We need to get back into the tomorrow business”

Former US president Bill Clinton said the country’s federal government needs to provide at least one more round of “significant” investment to deal with the economic consequences of the covid-19 pandemic, as he addressed the American Bankruptcy Institute’s International Insolvency Forum.

20 November 2020

IWIRC London, fireside chat: Mr Justice Snowden on UK restructuring plans

Mr Justice Snowden has said he will be looking to existing principles of UK insolvency law to guide the exercise of the court’s discretion under the new Part 26A restructuring plan, rather than simply adopting techniques used in other jurisdictions - as he predicted a rise in work for valuation experts before the English courts.

19 November 2020

IBA webinar: LatAm airline Chapter 11s, forum shopping or sound strategy?

Specialists from the US, Brazil, Chile and Mexico met to discuss the allure of the Chapter 11 process for Latin American’s three largest airlines, Avianca, LATAM and Aeroméxico, as well as the potential pitfalls of forum shopping.

10 September 2020

III: Issues in cross-border aviation insolvencies

Updated: The International Insolvency Institute held a webinar to discuss the impact of covid-19 on the airline industry; from the benefits of filing in certain jurisdictions, to the major challenges faced from a creditor and customer perspective.

22 July 2020

III: French, German and Italian perspectives on the risks of European cross-border covid-19 restructures

French, German and Italian lawyers have urged European subsidiaries of multinational companies in covid-19 era cross-border restructurings to take precautions, warning of criminal liabilities caused by careless cash pooling and other potential pitfalls.

19 June 2020

UNCITRAL webinar: Making the case for India’s adoption of the Model Law

Representatives from UNCITRAL, lawyers in India and a former US bankruptcy judge came together via a webinar to discuss the reasons behind India’s slow progress towards implementation of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.

11 June 2020

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