Conference coverage

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

AMSTERDAM: Brexit beauty contest – who will wear the crown?

A “Brexit beauty contest” at this year’s 12th Annual ABI International Insolvency & Restructuring Symposium in Amsterdam sized up various European cities as possible contenders for London’s European restructuring hub crown.

09 December 2016

GRR Live Question Time: lessons from Nortel and MF Global

For all of the reforms to insolvency frameworks currently in the works around the world, panellists at the first GRR Live in London said that simply bringing parties together around the negotiating table as early as possible must be a priority in improving efficiency in cross-border restructuring.

02 December 2016

GRR Live: The UK’s place in the world

Could increased competition from overseas and Brexit disruption at home threaten the UK’s position as a leading restructuring centre? Panellists at the inaugural GRR Live conference in London argued the respectability of the English courts and law would help it through, but agreed that, in an uncertain future, there was a lot of work to do.

24 November 2016

Mr Justice Snowden considers jurisdictional challenges ahead

The UK’s long-established rescue culture and “pre-eminent” expertise in pre-insolvency procedures will help maintain its position as a centre of restructuring against future jurisdictional challenges and strong competition from Europe and Asia, Justice Richard Snowden said in a keynote at the first GRR Live event in London on Tuesday.

23 November 2016

GRR Live London in pictures

GRR presents a selection of photos from its first-ever Live event in London on 22 November, featuring a keynote by Justice Richard Snowden.

23 November 2016

New York: Jurisdictional issues in cross-border fraud

Lawyers and insolvency practitioners approaching foreign courts in fraud cases should prepare for differing interpretations of the UNCITRAL Model Law, said panellists at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Cross-Border Insolvency Program this week.

18 November 2016

Amsterdam: The ABI goes back to basics

This year’s ABI International and Insolvency and Restructuring Symposium saw its keynote speaker Sijmen de Ranitz, adviser at Dutch firm RESOR, tackle an essential but complex topic – what makes an effective insolvency law?

28 October 2016

San Francisco: IWIRC presents rising star award to former Hong Kong network chair

The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation has presented its 2016 rising star award to the immediate past chair of its Hong Kong network, Stephenson Harwood associate Eloise Fardon, as it sets off on a mission to strengthen its local networks worldwide.

27 October 2016

Washington, DC: 15 years of the UNCITRAL Model Law

While global take-up of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency has been slow, an assessment of trends and landmark rulings since the adoption of the US’s Chapter 15 appears to demonstrate confidence in its philosophy.

21 October 2016

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