Conference coverage

ABI International, Paris: “Why can’t we all just get along?”

The UNCITRAL model law on recognition of insolvency-related judgments could “fix” the impact caused by the decisions in Rubin and Gibbs if enacted in the UK, panellists at the ABI’s international conference in Paris have said.

21 November 2019

ABI, New York: Brazil and Argentina considering JIN guidelines

Brazil and Argentina are likely to become the first Latin American jurisdictions to adopt the Judicial Insolvency Network’s guidelines on court-to-court communication, delegates heard at an event put on by the American Bankruptcy Institute last week.

14 November 2019

GRR Live - IWIRC London: Women in Restructuring 2019 - in pictures

The first-ever GRR Live – IWIRC London Women in Restructuring conference was held on 7 November at Painters’ Hall in London. Click on the headline for pictures from the event.

11 November 2019

GRR Live - IWIRC London: KPMG chief economist opens first Women in Restructuring conference

KPMG chief economist Yael Selfin predicted interest rates would remain low for decades, but warned they could leave central banks out of options if there’s a “correction” in the fragmented European bank market, in a keynote that kicked off GRR’s first-ever women’s event co-organised with IWIRC London.

08 November 2019

TMA Europe, London: CROs – the spy in the camp?

Chief restructuring officers can usually expect defensiveness, minimal access to information and to be treated as a “possible spy in the camp” by the company boards they are coming in to advise, CROs in London have warned, sharing war stories.

18 October 2019

GRR Live, New York: In pictures

The third annual GRR Live New York focused on cross-border restructurings in Brazil and Mexico, and the huge sovereign debt workouts in Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

14 October 2019

GRR Live, New York: Public debt in Puerto Rico and Venezuela

Panellists at the third GRR Live New York considered two sovereign debt restructurings where politics, humanitarian crises and uncharted legal territory are compelling practitioners to think creatively.

14 October 2019

IBA, Seoul: Would Chapter 11 have saved Hanjin?

The case of bankrupt Korean cargo shipper Hanjin should be studied for years to come, speakers in Seoul have said, because it speaks to the strengths of the cross-border protocol in the US's Chapter 15 - but also highlights its limitations.

27 September 2019

Corporate Restructuring Summit, Dubai: How a cross-border restructuring saved disgraced Abraaj’s assets

As provisional liquidators for the disgraced UAE private equity fund Abraaj look to complete the sale of its assets in multiple emerging markets, advisers working on the case hailed the vital role of cross-border collaboration in preserving the assets’ value.

12 September 2019

GRR Live-Latin Lawyer, New York: Venezuela divided

Venezuelan companies that were worth US$1 billion 20 years ago, can now be bought for US$55 million, according to GCG Advisors managing partner Jose Gonzales. “If you want to take the risk, there should be plenty of opportunity.”

01 August 2019

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