Conference coverage

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

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.

08 June 2018

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

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.

05 June 2018

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

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.

15 May 2018

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

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.

15 May 2018

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

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.

23 April 2018

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

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.

04 April 2018

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

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.

23 March 2018

GRR Live London 2018 - in pictures

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.

23 March 2018

GRR Live Singapore: DIPping into uncharted waters

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.

21 March 2018

GRR Live Singapore: A new era?

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.

09 March 2018

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