Conference coverage

ILA London: UK insolvency community ponders future as a forum of choice

Weil Gotshal & Manges partner Adam Plainer was revealed as the new president of the UK’s Insolvency Lawyers Association (ILA) at its annual conference on Saturday, where an international panel discussed whether the UK will be able to keep its place as a forum of choice for restructuring in future.

03 April 2017

EMTA London seminar: new investment treaties that block sovereign debt holdout claims

Speakers at a seminar in February pondered the inclusion of collective action clauses in recent international investment treaties – including the new CETA between Canada and the EU – to prevent holdout creditors from bringing treaty claims against states in a sovereign debt restructuring context.

15 March 2017

ABI Caribbean Insolvency Symposium: Rereading Chapter 15

At the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Caribbean Insolvency Symposium in Grand Cayman in February, panelists discussed the emerging limitations on Chapter 15 recognition of offshore insolvencies and the differing approaches to third-party litigation funding in and outside the US.

09 March 2017

San Francisco: is a worldwide moratorium a pipedream?

Can a bankruptcy court’s worldwide stay ever really be enforced? Speakers at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ) in San Francisco considered this and other relief available in the context of Chapter 15 cases, in a session looking at where US and foreign insolvency laws have clashed.

03 March 2017

European banks may choose pre-insolvency proceedings over NPL sales, says TMA panel

The EU's proposed pre-insolvency regime may deter the sale of distressed loans, even at a time when potential buyers have access to "unlimited funds", argued panellists at TMA Europe's East European Conference last week.

27 February 2017

ABI Caribbean Insolvency Symposium: a view from the bench

The American Bankruptcy Institute met in Grand Cayman last week, hosting a roundtable discussion featuring some of the US’s leading bankruptcy jurists.

14 February 2017

AMSTERDAM: Exploring the EU’s proposed pre-insolvency procedure

Dutch insolvency firm RESOR hosted a conference in Amsterdam on Friday that highlighted disagreements over procedural aspects of the EU’s proposed pre-insolvency proceedings – particularly how they might be squared with complex financial structures and basic human rights.

30 January 2017

Legislative grey areas make investing in Latin American distressed assets too risky

Few Latin American M&A transactions are straightforward, but none prove as complicated as those arising out of a cross-border bankruptcy proceeding, according to panellists at the 7th annual M&A conference put on by GRR’s sister magazine Latin Lawyer.

03 January 2017

Singapore’s 3rd Regional Insolvency Conference

Look Chan Ho, head of restructuring and insolvency in Asia for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, participated in a panel in September that considered Singapore as an international centre for debt restructuring – and included a timely discussion on the relevance of the hundred-year-old common law Gibbs rule. Here, he discusses developments inside and outside the conference room.

21 December 2016

BERLIN: the “new normal” breeds opportunity for NPL restructuring

As Europe’s over-leveraged banks scramble to clean up their balance sheets in line with enhanced banking regulation, opportunities abound for non-performing loan (NPL) investors and workout experts, according to speakers at the latest NPL Connect in Berlin.

19 December 2016

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