Conference coverage

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

Guernsey, INSOL Channel Islands: The future of crime, taxation and auditors offshore

Ogier partners Mathew Newman in Guernsey and Bruce MacNeil in Jersey report from an INSOL seminar in June that examined future challenges for offshore insolvencies, particularly as regards taxation, auditors and when criminal investigations and insolvency clash.

26 July 2019

GRR Live – Latin Lawyer, New York: Why asset sales offer better protection than judicial restructuring in LatAm

Companies facing bankruptcy from the wave of anti-corruption probes following Operation Car Wash in Brazil have found that selling their assets before filing for judicial restructuring better preserves their value, delegates heard at the 4th Annual GRR Live-Latin Lawyer restructuring conference.

23 July 2019

GRR Live-Latin Lawyer 4th Annual Restructuring Conference: in pictures

The GRR Live-Latin Lawyer 4th Annual Restructuring conference took place in New York on 11 July, focusing on Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, as well as on oil company and airline insolvencies. Click on the headline to see pictures from the event!

12 July 2019

GRR Live-Latin Lawyer, New York: The “unique” case of Venezuela's sovereign debt

The “astonishing” diversity of Venezuela’s US$150 billion debt pile means its potential sovereign debt workout will be unlike any seen before, the opposition government’s adviser Lee Buchheit has said, as he raised scepticism about state oil company PDVSA entering Chapter 15 bankruptcy in the US.

11 July 2019

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