Conference coverage

Global Distressed Investments Forum: China NPL market on the rise

China’s official non-performing loan (NPL) ratio is just 1.74% with portfolios up for grabs worth US$250 billion, according to the government. But the true figure could be up to US$1 trillion, two speakers argued at an event in London last week, as they discussed opportunities and stumbling blocks for investing in the People’s Republic – a market so big investors could hunt for things to buy “with possibly no competition”.

06 October 2017

GRR Live, New York: Courageous, creative, pragmatic jurists and the evolution of cross-border matters

The Southern District of New York's Chief Judge Cecilia Morris highlighted a series of decisions by of a host of "courageous, creative and pragmatic" jurists that have helped cross-border restructuring evolve, in her keynote speech at GRR Live New York last week.

18 September 2017

GRR Live New York in pictures

On 13 September, Global Restructuring Review held its first GRR Live New York conference at the offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, with a keynote speech by SDNY Bankruptcy Judge Cecelia Morris.

14 September 2017

Singapore: IWIRC hosts inaugural Pacific Rim conference

Now in its 20th year, the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) hosted its inaugural Pacific Rim conference in August, marking the first-ever collaboration between IWRIC's networks in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China and Japan.

07 September 2017

Singapore Insolvency Conference: "game changing" reforms as new insolvency bill revealed

Singapore's minister of law rejected criticisms that recent amendments to its Companies Act had shifted the city-state from a pro-creditor to a pro-debtor jurisdiction, and revealed a new insolvency bill during a keynote speech at the Lion City's sixth annual insolvency conference last week.

29 August 2017

German Bar Association Congress: Are EU harmonisation efforts "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut"?

The European Commission is conducting its harmonisation of restructuring law across the EU by "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut", according to an academic at the German Bar Association's sixth European Insolvency and Restructuring congress in Belgium.

19 July 2017

European Academy of Law, Trier: The need to regroup on groups

The recast European Insolvency regulation has introduced mechanisms for the coordination of group proceedings, but delegates at a recent event in Germany argued that a complex system of safeguards brought in at the 11th hour to ensure the autonomy of individual cases will hamper coordination in practice.

05 July 2017

GRR Live London: How to increase your leverage in a restructuring

Panelists at the recent GRR Live London discussed how to increase leverage in a restructuring, from encouraging directors to take a particular course of action, to making the most of gaps in the debtor's documentation.

03 July 2017

Latin Lawyer-GRR Live, New York: How political instability threatens LatAm state-run oil companies

Political instability has damaging implications for Brazil’s Petrobras and Venezuela’s PDVSA, panellists agreed at the Latin Lawyer-GRR Live Restructuring Summit, as they also expressed concern for the future of Mexico’s Pemex.

03 July 2017

Latin Lawyer-GRR Live, New York: Implications of unequal access to restructuring

Any Latin American debtor with a view to the “long game” knows that a Chapter 15 filing is the best way to achieve legal certainty - but a disparity in access to restructuring between big and small debtors has led to a decline in use of the instrument, according to speakers at the Latin Lawyer-GRR Live Restructuring Symposium in New York.

28 June 2017

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