Conference coverage

American College of Bankruptcy, Washington, DC: Recent developments in Chapter 15

Cross-border bankruptcy practice is increasing, observes Robert Millner, senior counsel at Dentons in Chicago, as he explores a recent session on Chapter 15 at the American College of Bankruptcy’s Annual Meeting.

19 June 2017

Latin Lawyer-GRR Live New York: Taking on Brazil’s bankruptcy reform

The flaws in Brazil’s bankruptcy framework go to the heart of the country’s legal culture but incremental change can be achieved through law reforms, according to a panel at the Latin Lawyer-GRR Live conference in New York this week.

09 June 2017

IBA Copenhagen: Difficulties with the new directive

With flaws ranging from a failure to define key terms to unusable technical innovations, the proposed EU harmonisation directive has a long way to go, according to a panel at an International Bar Association conference in Copenhagen in May.

05 June 2017

GRR Live London: the English scheme - repair or replace?

English schemes of arrangement must adapt to avoid being left behind in a post-Brexit world, according to a panellist in a question-and-answer session at last week's GRR Live in London, who suggested that schemes have been "stretched to the limits of their tolerance" and must be replaced altogether.

31 May 2017

GRR Live London: Lord Justice David Richards on court-to-court communication

There needs to be some "clarity of thinking" as to what communications between courts in insolvency proceedings will achieve, Lord Justice David Richards said in the keynote speech at the Second Annual GRR Live London.

26 May 2017

2nd Annual GRR Live London in pictures

The 2nd Annual GRR Live London took place on 25 May at the offices of Weil Gotshal & Manges. Click on the headline for photos from the event.

26 May 2017

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

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